tough decision

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tough decision

Post by malts18 » Sat Aug 15, 2009 11:32 am

Hi im going to be a junior in high school and play trombone in my schools marching band. Ive marched two seasons of high school band and one season w/ a wgi drum corps who placed second in world competition. This will be my first year as a section leader of 8 players.

lately ive been talking with my band director about joining a dci corps. He told me about how he marched the cavaliers when he was in college, although idk what exactly he marched (horn or color guard).

At camp recently he told me i was a good enough marcher and player to at least go to a try out for any corps i wanted, which was when he asked me which ones i was looking at joining. I told him i was interested in phantom regiment and the cavaliers, since both are great groups and kinda close to home.

He told me i should forget about phantom and really look into joining the cavies. Im just a little conflicted because i love the cleanness visually of the cavies but i think phantom has a much better brass sound

what do you guys think?

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Re: tough decision

Post by chadwick » Mon Aug 17, 2009 5:57 am

Welcome to Sound Machine!

I think you should give both a shot and do what you want to do. It probably also wouldn't hurt if you had another corps or two in mind that are perhaps a tier below Phantom and Cavies...not saying you couldn't make either of these, but it is your first shot at DCI and you are rather young. There are a lot to choose from in the Midwest.

Also, take a look at the thread in the main discussion forum as there is another first timer who has asked a lot of questions and a lot of great feedback has been provided.

Hope you stick around and let us know what you end up doing!

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