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Post by chadwick » Mon Jul 23, 2007 5:52 am

http://www.dci.org/scores/

1st - The Cavaliers - 91.3
2nd - Bluecoats - 90.050
3rd - Santa Clara Vanguard - 87.4
4th - The Academy - 79.250
5th - Crossmen - 78.450
6th - Madison Scouts - 77.250
7th - Troopers - 73.80
8th - Pioneer - 68.9

I find it interesting that The Academy had place about 4 points above Crossmen in the San Antonio Afternoon show on Saturday; on Sunday, Crossmen is within a point and Madison within two points. There are a few ways to read that one... :hum:

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Post by Malibu » Mon Jul 23, 2007 6:15 am

I haven't seen Academy's show as they never made the trip out East, SO, from what others are saying, their show is very simplistic to the point that high schools have done it.

Marc Sylvester wrote Crossmen's drill and it is very difficult with little or no margins for error. Perhaps they are startling to click now and the judges are finally noticing the demand in the program.
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Post by Hostrauser » Mon Jul 23, 2007 8:51 am

Malibu wrote:I haven't seen Academy's show as they never made the trip out East, SO, from what others are saying, their show is very simplistic to the point that high schools have done it.
Have you seen L.D. Bell HS or Ronald Reagan HS recently? That's not the insult it used to be. :cool:

In all seriousness, the captions bear out that visual (design and effect) is The Academy's main weakness (though they were 1st in visual performance and 2nd in visual ensemble Saturday afternoon). Unfortunately, I think the Saturday scores with the bigger spread tend to be more "realistic," as history will show that scores tend to bunch up some at smaller competitions and spread out at big regionals.

All that being said, will The Academy's supposedly easier show (I haven't seen it either) subject them to getting passed up by more challenging and newly cleaner shows come Championships week? Could be.
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Post by LAMystreaux » Mon Jul 23, 2007 4:07 pm

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Malibu wrote:I haven't seen Academy's show as they never made the trip out East, SO, from what others are saying, their show is very simplistic to the point that high schools have done it.
Have you seen L.D. Bell HS or Ronald Reagan HS recently? That's not the insult it used to be. :cool:

In all seriousness, the captions bear out that visual (design and effect) is The Academy's main weakness (though they were 1st in visual performance and 2nd in visual ensemble Saturday afternoon). Unfortunately, I think the Saturday scores with the bigger spread tend to be more "realistic," as history will show that scores tend to bunch up some at smaller competitions and spread out at big regionals.

All that being said, will The Academy's supposedly easier show (I haven't seen it either) subject them to getting passed up by more challenging and newly cleaner shows come Championships week? Could be.

Unfortunately, my comment about their program being high school-ish was not meant to be positive. You have the cheesy swing dance number, the off putting guard costuming with the 3 characters in the guard that does not make sense at all, and then once the "couple" finds love they embrace in the middle of a big heart the corps forms.

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Post by Kimberly » Mon Jul 23, 2007 8:39 pm

But even after the big embrace in the heart, she still lets the other guy turn her head.

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Post by Hostrauser » Mon Jul 23, 2007 8:42 pm

And I might feel the same way after I see them, but I'm still pulling for them to make Finals just like I was with the Blue Stars last year (a show that did absolutely nothing for me).
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