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[DCI] Its BLAST! on a field.

MolybdenumMolybdenum Registered User regular
edited July 2011 in Social Entropy++
http://www.dci.org/

You know Blast. you love blast.
But did you know it originated from Drum Corps International?
That's right friends, the worlds premier competitive circuit for Junior Drum and Bugle corps!
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DCI is like your high school marching band, only everyone actually wants to be there and is better than the best kid in your band, and practices 24/7 for four months, and has world-class staff and design teams.

DCi is like your college band, only instead of fight songs they play Dvorak, and instead of throwing up after too much post-game band party drinking, they throw down.


In brief:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQvgQfh6aQg&feature=channel_video_title


If you're new to this thing, you might be interested in the Cavaliers. They're generally cool enough to look at that you forget you're watching some sort of overgrown mutant marching band.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEy_ODwkOYI

Sorry for the mediocre OP, but I'm leaving to join this crazy band train tomorrow and don't have time for you, internet.

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  • TheySlashThemTheySlashThem Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    holy shit someone else knows what Blast! is

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  • BaidolBaidol I will hold him off Escape while you canRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    It has been a while since we had a band nerd thread.

    Paging Captain K.

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  • TheySlashThemTheySlashThem Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    I played the marching tuba all through high school

    no, not one of those candy-ass sousaphones I said a marching tuba

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    a.k.a. the tubazooka

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  • MolybdenumMolybdenum Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    It better not have been one of those pansy 3/4ths shouldertubas.

    Related note: shoulder euphoniums - lamest thing ever.

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  • TheySlashThemTheySlashThem Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    oh, no

    these were the real deal

    you could unscrew a couple of the pipes and move them around and they would double as concert tubas the rest of the year

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  • MolybdenumMolybdenum Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Ah yes, convertibles. The closest humankind has ever gotten to transformers.

    Everyone should check out dci.org/schedule and go see shows.

    Also I am expecting great things out of this year. Phantom should be good, bluecoats seem to be doing weird multi-melodic things, and the cadets might actually knock BD of their manskirt pedestal.

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  • BaidolBaidol I will hold him off Escape while you canRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Heh, which corps do you belong to?

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  • UbikUbik oh pete, that's later. maybe we'll be dead by then Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    in that first video when they first start marching it looks like they're just making a bunch of dick shapes

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  • SheriSheri Resident Fluffer My Living RoomRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    DCI can suck it

    <-- Just jealous cuz she picked reeds instead of brass

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  • UbikUbik oh pete, that's later. maybe we'll be dead by then Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    woodwinds represent

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  • BaidolBaidol I will hold him off Escape while you canRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Sheri wrote: »
    DCI can suck it

    <-- Just jealous cuz she picked reeds instead of brass

    You could have picked up percussion. I had a friend do that.

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  • MolybdenumMolybdenum Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Clarinetists make excellent mellophone players. They share our lust for sixteenths.

    I'll be aging out the year with the Glassmen, my third year with the corps.
    mandatory disclaimer: my opinions do not represent those of the glassmen organization.

    Dick shapes are a speciality. Carolina Crown had a real good one a few years back.

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  • T. J. Nutty Nub T. J. Nutty Nub Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    I know (or knew, I don't know if he still participates) a kid who was on the Cavaliers

    played percussion and drums in high school, might start up again here in college

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  • TheySlashThemTheySlashThem Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
  • Tommy2HandsTommy2Hands what is this where am i Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Fuck yes DCI


    no way am I good enough to do any of the camps after highschool, but being in marching band, I apperciate the stuff you guys do!


    oh wait glassmen

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  • Tommy2HandsTommy2Hands what is this where am i Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    I kid, our highlander show two seasons ago stole the Blue Devil's cross to gun shape from their Godfather: Part Blue show

    so a couple people are sorta partial

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  • FirmSkaterFirmSkater Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    I remember sitting around after percussion sectionals in highschool downloading DCI videos and stuff

    This was all pre-youtube. Actually I still have a CD filled with videos sitting right next to me.

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  • FirmSkaterFirmSkater Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Also it has clips from South Park on it

    Ahhhh high school nostalgia

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  • BaidolBaidol I will hold him off Escape while you canRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    My brother is in an Open Class Corps, 7th Regiment. They got 7th place at finals last year. I think they're going to do better this year.

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  • Captain KCaptain K Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    oh word is it DCI thread time again


    sup yall

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  • Romanian My EscutcheonRomanian My Escutcheon Two of Forks Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Cavaliers are the best.

    Baritones beat the shit out of everything.

    Oboes are objectively awful.

    Bandfax 2011.
    NOTE: May or may not be actual facts.

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  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Cavaliers are the best.

    Baritones beat the shit out of everything.

    Oboes are objectively awful.

    Bandfax 2011.
    NOTE: May or may not be actual facts.

    wrong sorry oboe is the best sounding instrument in the orchestra.

    cello fags can suck it.

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  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    And if this is just a drum corp/band thread, wrap your lips around this
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7k6VYGtm8g

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  • Captain KCaptain K Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    I aged out eight years ago and GOD I still fucking hate the Cavaliers

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  • Romanian My EscutcheonRomanian My Escutcheon Two of Forks Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    I remember wanting to do Cavaliers right out of high school.

    That gave my director a good laugh.
    #pipe wrote: »
    wrong sorry oboe is the best sounding instrument in the orchestra.

    cello fags can suck it.

    Pipe, the orchestra called, they said they needed some kindling, but they didn't want a bitch flame, so they left the oboe alone.
    I kid because I love. <3

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  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    there's a reason the rest of the orchestra tunes off the oboe you know

    clearest, cleanest tone.

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  • naporeonnaporeon Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Fuck yes.

    Marched Marauders (defunct) and Crossmen, back in the day.

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    (second from the right, top row -- motherfucking contra for life)

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  • TossrockTossrock too weird to live too rare to dieRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    whoa

    hey nap

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  • Romanian My EscutcheonRomanian My Escutcheon Two of Forks Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Did contra first year of high school.

    Have I mentioned how awesome Icy-Hot patches are?

    EDIT: Also, Nap looks like he's about to shank somebody in that photo.

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  • naporeonnaporeon Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Tossrock wrote: »
    whoa

    hey nap
    Hey.

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  • TossrockTossrock too weird to live too rare to dieRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    How's tricks?

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  • naporeonnaporeon Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Tricks is good. Howzabout you?

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  • TossrockTossrock too weird to live too rare to dieRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Tricks are okay. College gravity has me stuck in a decaying orbit over here, really need a booster phase or something.

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  • The Otaku SuppositoryThe Otaku Suppository Bawstan New EnglandRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Trumpets suck. Filthy instruments, the lot of them.

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  • MolybdenumMolybdenum Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Bass trumpets are okay, and third trumpets turn out to be decent people maybe 60% of the ime.
    I remember wanting to do Cavaliers right out of high school.

    That gave my director a good laugh.
    #pipe wrote: »
    wrong sorry oboe is the best sounding instrument in the orchestra.

    cello fags can suck it.

    Pipe, the orchestra called, they said they needed some kindling, but they didn't want a bitch flame, so they left the oboe alone.
    I kid because I love. <3

    Mandatory tonedeaf oboepost
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    I always advise those unsure of their audition chances that it matters less how good you are and matters more how much you have your shit together. If you do anything at all for 24hours a day, every day for four months, you will get good at it- assuming you are willing to put in the effort and take instructions.

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  • BaidolBaidol I will hold him off Escape while you canRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    I'm still waiting for Captain K to regale us with Tales from the Tour Road.

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  • Captain KCaptain K Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    so this one time

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  • MolybdenumMolybdenum Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Captain K wrote: »
    so this one time

    In Louisiana

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  • TheySlashThemTheySlashThem Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    my most vivid memory from marching band was the song we had about black socks

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  • HuxleyHuxley Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    I miss my mellophone. I miss ripping from low G up to like, a fucking squeal at a million decibels.

    Maybe I'll get a horn for my birthday, get back into it.

    Never marched DCI, but BOA trips to Indy were the highlights of high school for me.

    We did Mangione my freshman year. Children of Sanchez still makes me feel 15 every time I hear it. Only band nerds could be nostalgic for 40-year-old jazz instrumentals.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zq3qq-4Z1Y

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