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Post by JAYSCOUT99 » Sun Aug 18, 2002 2:31 pm

As long as we are talking about longest chords...let see who everybody thinks is the, and has the loudest hornline on average. I know it really doesn't matter how loud you are, but it still gives me goose bumps to hear a loud line.
My vote goes to...Madison 75
On average...BD, MAdison, Coats, and SCV(2000)
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Post by LancerFi » Sun Aug 18, 2002 4:42 pm

Jay, Madison 75 was the first one that came to mind when I read the question, then I could take it from there.....after I rest... :cry:

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Post by PR Shane » Sun Aug 18, 2002 5:26 pm

This is only what I have heard,(and it has almost been made into folklore by some of the people I have talked to), but didn't Spirit of Atlanta have just about THE loudest hornline throughout the Jim Ott years?

Otherwise I would say that the Blue Devils '96 opening statement and the big hit in '97 PR's show(gotta throw that in) were the loudest I've heard.

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Post by redmann » Sun Aug 18, 2002 7:18 pm

Spirit of Atlanta at the end of Georgia on My Mind...without a doubt!

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Loudest Horn Line

Post by Jim Anello » Sun Aug 18, 2002 7:55 pm

To me, there is no doubt that 1980 Spirit of Atlanta was the loudest horn line I ever heard.
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Post by Jim Anello » Sun Aug 18, 2002 7:56 pm

AND, it wasn't just loud noise; those kids played nicely in tune!!
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Post by TexasPRfan » Mon Aug 19, 2002 5:42 am

I would have to say PR in the arc at the end of the 96 show, and on average, BD, although they don't push out the volume now on Bb's that they used to on G bugles!

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Post by Machine » Mon Aug 19, 2002 6:05 am

I can't remember well enough from year to year to tell which was the loudest. But, I think that BD, PR, and XMen generated the most volume this year. Funny thing about BD.... everyone talks about Madison only having two volumes (loud and really loud), I swear BD is just as guilty of this as well. Seems like their definition of playing soft means to play fewer horns at full volume!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by LancerFi » Mon Aug 19, 2002 6:37 am

I have a story about Spirit's hornline in 79 playing Georgia at a practice, but I'll save it!

Yes, 80 Spirit-Georgia would be another one after 75 Madison-going in order that is.

The more I watch and listen to Let It Be Me-80, the more I love it, if it's possible to love it more!!!

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Post by Resume Hut » Mon Aug 19, 2002 8:14 am

1979 and 1980 Spirit of Atlanta caused rock-concert hearing damage in the first 20 rows of the stands, between the 35s. They made my jaw drop at the time. Now I'd reach for earplugs.

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Post by vomitbunny » Mon Aug 19, 2002 8:55 am

I think I can probably get someone to vouch for me on this. Spirit was really loud in 79, but the Guardsmen probably matched them that year, believe it or not.

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Post by Mcgyver2u » Mon Aug 19, 2002 12:38 pm

PR Shane wrote:This is only what I have heard,(and it has almost been made into folklore by some of the people I have talked to), but didn't Spirit of Atlanta have just about THE loudest hornline throughout the Jim Ott years?

Otherwise I would say that the Blue Devils '96 opening statement and the big hit in '97 PR's show(gotta throw that in) were the loudest I've heard.

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You are 100% correct about the Spirit comment. I remember seeing them a few times in the late 70's and early 80's. LOUD, LOUD, LOUD!

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Post by Dans24103 » Mon Aug 19, 2002 10:04 pm

My vote goes to...Madison 75


2 reasons

1. Unique arranging of Ray Baumgart. up to 8 parts in low brass alone, chords which resembled slamming your hands down on a piano keyboard. Dissonance perceives as louder than unison

2. 70s horn staging for maximum effect. Drill enhanced the music not vice versa. If the program called for loud, horns were parked downstage in fronts or arcs.

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Post by JAYSCOUT99 » Wed Aug 21, 2002 1:24 pm

I would like to say thanks to those who answered!
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Post by bluestarcontra » Wed Aug 21, 2002 2:28 pm

I don't remember how they measured it, but I believe it was determined that the loudest hornline to date is Star of Indiana 93, and I can believe it. Not just loud, but incredibly talented; I heard a story about a couple guys from an orchestra that had recently played something from Medea watched them play that at finals, and were astounded, making a comment like "It's hard enough to play sitting down; I can't believe they play that moving."
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