Did someone at BOX5 fall asleep or am I supposed to be watching Coppell right now and not screenshots of ads?
Humble calendar stalker.
The BOA enrollment lists that I help to make are unofficial, and while I strive to be as accurate as I can with the information that I have and am given, anything “confirmed” should be taken with a grain of salt until official lists are released by Music for All.
I remember not liking Keller's show so much at an earlier regional, but my opinion has definitely changed. Not sure if it's just the vantage point, but there's something enchanting about their show and some interesting visual things happening. Should be another solid finalist
Keller was nice! Really nice. Lots of brilliant musical moments. Also, that is a TOUGH music book they're trying to pull off!! And largely succeeding. A bit of dirt around the edges, probably a bit too much to call them a Finals lock in this field, but I'd bet on them being in rather than out.
Post by trumpette123 on Nov 5, 2021 20:57:12 GMT -6
What an.. interesting show. CTJ never fails to do something whacky. I love the emphasis they put on preshows. Can someone explain why they had maybe 5 or so members wearing a fully black version of their uniform? The only thing I could think is “opposites attract” but it wasn’t enough people to convince me it was that idea.
I’d be shocked if this isn’t in the top half at nationals.
There's A LOT of demand in CTJ's show. Vandegrift was undoubtedly cleaner, but I think I'd give GE to CTJ, and I feel like the demand of CTJ's show really needs to be considered. I definitely think the gap is extremely close.
Post by marchingmaniac on Nov 5, 2021 21:00:07 GMT -6
Claudia Taylor Johnson's show is my favorite of the season and I think they proved why. This show has undergone a substantial amount of changes since BOA Austin, from more use of the vocalist to entirely different drill at the end of the show. In typical CTJ fashion the demand is absurdly high both musically and visually, and yet they've managed to execute both at such an incredible level. I think they did enough to put them over Vandegrift for me today.
Ugh. I know I'm mostly alone on this, but that show is one hot mess of a design. I get that that's CTJ's aesthetic, and they do it unapologetically, and I appreciate that. It's just not my cup of tea. It's a straight-forward theme that has so many unnecessary and mismatched layers added in that it becomes convoluted. I still maintain that from the banjo break on, all momentum in the show just stops.
The band of course is incredible. The guard is fantastic. Drumline is insanely good. I love hearing and watching them perform. Just not my design aesthetic.