Favorite Drum Corps Show

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  1. SpiritDCI08

    SpiritDCI08 Piano User

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    If you haven't noticed I am a very big drum corp fan. I love it so much that I'm marching with Spirit Drum and Bugle Corp even if they aren't the best. I was wondering what shows have always stuck in your head or inspired you? For me it has to be Phantom Regiment's Harmonic Journey and On Air Productions, Cavalier's Machine and And so it Goes, and many others.
     
  2. et_mike

    et_mike Mezzo Forte User

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    Cavalier's Spin Cycle... I think the drill stands out in my mind more than the music... but that is a show I will never forget... 2003 is the year they played it I think.
     
  3. SpiritDCI08

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    Spin Cycle was a good march
    I had the chance to see it live
    Very enjoyable, the amount of energy the Cavies put into their shows is amazing
     
  4. et_mike

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    Where did you see it? I saw it in Allentown that year... try to make it up every year but haven't made it the last two.
     
  5. SpiritDCI08

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    Jay Birdy Crum
    same place 5th row
     
  6. MFfan

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    I have been following Drum Corps for 40 yrs or so and can't recall many individual shows, but always like the Cavaliers, Madison Scouts, Phantom Regiment, Blue Devils , Santa Clara,(I have tapes of the Vanguard doing two years in a row of the Phantom of the Opera) The Cadets, etc. The Cavvies Machine was great, as were many others. I liked the Cadet's one where they had flier's costumes an formed a propellor airplane. Some of their shows are pretty esoteric compared to others. Phanton's classical themes have been a welcome alternative to some of the contemporary music I am not familiar with. More recently I have been impressed with the Glassmen and the Colts progress.
    We have a fine show every summer in Kalamazoo and one thing that makes them special is the progress from the small corps to the majors and that field filling sound coming at you in greater proportion as the quality of the corps progresses.:thumbsup:

    From reviewing the DCI schedule, it looks like the only show will be at Vicksburg, Mi on July 2,
    (10 miles from Kazoo) Don't see one for Waldo stadium at WMU.
     
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  7. willbarber

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    Hey, the assistant choreographer of our musical marched with Spirit for a couple year, and went to college there too.

    He played mello his first year, and baritone his second. I think he left before you marched, though.
     
  8. derekkress

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    Most every BD show (I'm a Devils fan so biased). The Bridgemen in 77? Where the drum line did the blindfold thing was a classic. As they were known the Garfield Cadets when they did the first version of West Side Story. A groundbreaking show which changed drill and choreography forever!
     
  9. jcstites

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    93 Star of Indiana...period.
     
  10. willbarber

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    I loved the Bridgemen alumni show last year, too.
     

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