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by Brian Tolzmann
Sat Jun 25, 2016 8:25 am
Forum: General Drum Corps Discussion
Topic: First post of 2016?
Replies: 6
Views: 3704

Re: First post of 2016?

I decided to come and check back at Sound Machine.
by Brian Tolzmann
Sat Jun 23, 2012 12:55 pm
Forum: General Drum Corps Discussion
Topic: Geneseo Knights and Guardsmen
Replies: 12
Views: 7524

Re: Geneseo Knights and Guardsmen

I'd love to see some new corps too. But given the fact that 2011 was the first season in history that NOT ONE SINGLE NEW (or resurrected) JUNIOR CORPS showed up anywhere in North America, it doesn't look promising for the near future.
by Brian Tolzmann
Sat Jun 23, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: General Drum Corps Discussion
Topic: Is it time to shut it down?????
Replies: 23
Views: 7980

Re: Is it time to shut it down?????

GW!!

We've had some great discussions on here over the DECADE!
by Brian Tolzmann
Mon Jun 11, 2012 3:27 pm
Forum: General Drum Corps Discussion
Topic: Is it time to shut it down?????
Replies: 23
Views: 7980

Re: Is it time to shut it down?????

I haven't posted here in quite awhile, but I'm always glad to see that much of the Sound Machine's forum history shows up when you google certain drum corps items. It was the first REAL drum corps forum. It's important that you do whatever you need to do for your own personal interests. It was great...
by Brian Tolzmann
Fri Apr 16, 2010 2:14 pm
Forum: General Drum Corps Discussion
Topic: Drum Corps History Expert
Replies: 10
Views: 2915

Re: Drum Corps History Expert

I haven't posted on here in a LONG time, but I must have sensed a vibe that somebody was talking about me. The volume I Drum Corps World book is a great source on the overall history of the activity. I contributed all the old scores and the master lists of drum & bugle corps that have existed over t...
by Brian Tolzmann
Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:31 am
Forum: General Drum Corps Discussion
Topic: The Big Country
Replies: 4
Views: 2244

The Big Country was always one of my favorite film scores. A funny thing about The Big Country...a few years ago somebody asked me to research something about that theme music, and 5 minutes later I had an email back from composer Jerome Moross's daughter. Moross also did uncredited orchestrations f...
by Brian Tolzmann
Wed Jul 30, 2008 5:28 pm
Forum: General Drum Corps Discussion
Topic: Meeting in Indpls/Bloomington?
Replies: 35
Views: 9179

Machine wrote: Google Maps shows it to be a mere 1 mile walk to the stadium.
Yeah, right, Patrick. Like somebody is going to be able to walk after being at the Irish Lion.
by Brian Tolzmann
Tue Jul 29, 2008 7:33 pm
Forum: General Drum Corps Discussion
Topic: Troopers 1973 vs. 2008
Replies: 10
Views: 2989

Back in 1974 the Troopers topped the 80 point mark on July 23. Wow! Now that is some detailed information! Brian is our Historical genius! :read: :bow: And THAT Malibu is soooo much better than being our "Hysterical" genius :shutup: :lol: (Love ya Brian :angl: ) Actually, Maggie, my wife would beli...
by Brian Tolzmann
Sat Jul 26, 2008 8:32 am
Forum: General Drum Corps Discussion
Topic: Troopers 1973 vs. 2008
Replies: 10
Views: 2989

That's why I "slaved" so hard years ago to put all my scores into computer
files. I knew eventually this stuff would be useful some day.
by Brian Tolzmann
Sat Jul 26, 2008 7:06 am
Forum: General Drum Corps Discussion
Topic: Troopers 1973 vs. 2008
Replies: 10
Views: 2989

Back in 1974 the Troopers topped the 80 point mark on July 23.
by Brian Tolzmann
Fri May 09, 2008 11:03 am
Forum: Blasts from the Past!
Topic: 1980 27th Lancers at the Olympics
Replies: 7
Views: 6104

I didn't have a VCR yet at that time, but I did do a stereo reel-to-reel audio recording of the opening ceremony performance of 27.
by Brian Tolzmann
Sat Apr 19, 2008 10:42 am
Forum: Blasts from the Past!
Topic: 1981 Sop Feature
Replies: 6
Views: 5653

That '81 Crossmen show was HOT!!!

The greatest typographical blooper on any DCI merchandise was on the '81 DCI albums, which said the Crossmen played the song, "Bustline", instead of what should have been "Bustling".
by Brian Tolzmann
Tue Feb 05, 2008 11:37 am
Forum: General Drum Corps Discussion
Topic: The Quickest Corps to Crash....
Replies: 32
Views: 10361

I don't think there was any direct link to the "Dons" nickname. Mel Stratton, former M & M guru of the Blue Devils was in charge of the Dons. They simply wanted to pay tribute to the Hispanic heritage of that area of California...thus the Dons name was used, and the Spanish music was carried out, al...
by Brian Tolzmann
Fri Feb 01, 2008 8:05 am
Forum: Blasts from the Past!
Topic: Fleetwood Recording Company
Replies: 9
Views: 7955

These are copies from albums, not from the master recordings. Masters were lost, but plenty of Fleetwood albums survive in various collections around North America.
by Brian Tolzmann
Wed Jan 09, 2008 4:55 pm
Forum: General Drum Corps Discussion
Topic: DCI to Take Over DCA???????
Replies: 31
Views: 7654

Hostrauser wrote: WHAT numbers? Number of marchers? Number of active corps? Number of shows? Attendance? Revenue? Profit?
There were more than 150 active DCA/Senior/All-Age corps in my census from 2006. That compares with with fewer than 60 active juniors.