August 12, 2006

1974 Madison Scouts (DCI Prelims)

I'm quite surprised - and very pleased - to find this show on youtube. Madison fielded a great corps that year, but - alas - came in 2nd at DCI. (One of my good friends, Garry P., played with the 1st place Santa Clara Vanguard that year.) Still, this was the corps I was rooting for in '74 (and '75). DCI was held that year at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, 40 miles from home. So, yes, I'm in the crowd ... somewhere. :) (In the summer of '74, I had marched my first year in the Mark Twain Cadets at the ripe old age of ... 12. :) )

Repertoire: Ballet in Brass * Bond Street * God Bless the Child * Slaughter on 10th Avenue (from On Your Toes) * Brian's Song. Run time: 13:04.

3 comments:

rlrr said...

Run time: 13:04.

Modern shows still feel a bit short to me...

JD said...

I completely agree. I'd like to think that the modern shows were short enough to allow 4/hr, but the pits have become so huge (to install and tear down) that 3.5/hr is more likely.

Also, the fact that modern shows can only play 3 songs still seems odd to me after all these years. When I first started in a junior corps ('74), 5 songs per show was the norm; even by '78, my last year, 4 songs was commonplace.

C. Thomas said...

This show was so kick butt on so many levels...with an awesome xylophone solo to boot.