Fairfield Winter show 3/6/10

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Fairfield Winter show 3/6/10

Post by snarebeatsX7 » Mon Mar 08, 2010 1:02 am

What are your thoughts on the review?

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Re: Fairfield Winter show 3/6/10

Post by LivingLegend09 » Mon Mar 08, 2010 10:56 am

I really like Jesse Bethel's show this year. I think its well written, and music and drill has to be the most demanding book in the Open division this year. It is also executed at a fair level for an Open HS with only a few dirty spots a little here and there. Although its quite obvious they had a time penalty due to technical difficulties was it with their electronics I think? Yea I remember some electronics stuff in their show last time I saw at Rodriguez and it wasnt there on Saturday. But the time penalty maybe is what put them in 4th

I also got to see Fairfield and yet again their bringin it. With a nice creative concept for a show. Not as a demanding book as Bethel but still pretty clean. another WGI type of show from them which is nice.

I think the battle this year has to be between these two schools in my opinion. Both of the shows has the potential of winning, but whoever can execute and play the cleanest beats is gonna be the one thats gonna get the higher placement. Although I havent seen Benicia yet hmmm..

Good job to all the schools that performed on Saturday. Its good seeing all these kids pour their heart out on the gym floor doing something they love. Keep up the good work! :D
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Re: Fairfield Winter show 3/6/10

Post by BanginBeats » Tue Mar 09, 2010 6:57 pm

Really now?I thought Bethel's show has a well developed concept,but they have one of the weakest books I've heard for Open.They seem like they only have GE saving them this season =0
I give props to their tenor line though!

But by far my top 3 favorite shows are Vallejo,Fairfield,and Rodriguez of open division.Vallejo really stepped it up this year in general.Fairfield has much control over their beats and feet and I love their concept.And for Rodriguez,now THATS a book.The kids seem to really be stepping it up for 1st time in open.

But like I read before,its going to be a smackdown for the 707 area codes this season!!!

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Re: Fairfield Winter show 3/6/10

Post by snarebeatsX7 » Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:33 pm

BanginBeats wrote:Really now?I thought Bethel's show has a well developed concept,but they have one of the weakest books I've heard for Open.
Hmm. The weakest book you've heard for open? I'm not so sure about that one. You must have got Bethel mixed up with all the other lines. Have you heard the section features? We all have our own opinion about the lines but make sure you get info straight before you claim someone with the weakest book.

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Re: Fairfield Winter show 3/6/10

Post by backtobasics05 » Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:44 pm

wait. Bethel's book is one of the weakest? I think it's the opposite. The battery is still playing much morre notes than any other open school, and they are probably cleaner this year than they have ever been in the past. Oh and has anyone stopped to listen to the front ensembles this year. Bethel's pit by far is the most advanced pit in that entire circuit in terms of musicality and technique. I think we need to check facts on here people because there seems to be a lot of bad mouthing going on. Pits seem to get overlooked in that circuit too much. And in my opinion I think if anyone's hiding behind their ge it's fairfield with their numerous actors and the dancer in the show. Their pit book is probably the lightest in the division. With that being said all of these kids are giving it their all and this should be an interestong weekend for fairfield, jesse bethel, and benicia since they're going t have a chance to be evaluated by a more experienced judging panel. Personally I think that the one out of those three schools that does the best this weekend at the union city regional will win that ncba open title.
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Re: Fairfield Winter show 3/6/10

Post by BanginBeats » Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:01 am

Hey Im not trying to "bad mouth" anyone.I do respect Bethel's line,I just feel that the level of difficulty and musicality is not the best in the division.Thats all.I didn't say they were dirty or anything like that so everyone needs to relax.

I am entitled to my own opinion and so is everyone else here.
But I just disapprove of schools being put on a high pedestal when they don't have the performance to back it up.

Its all about execution.And that goes for ALL lines this year.

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Re: Fairfield Winter show 3/6/10

Post by LivingLegend09 » Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:57 am

I believe difficulty is mistaken for impact moments in music.
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Re: Fairfield Winter show 3/6/10

Post by Slaphappy7 » Wed Mar 10, 2010 9:27 am

BanginBeats wrote:Hey Im not trying to "bad mouth" anyone.I do respect Bethel's line,I just feel that the level of difficulty and musicality is not the best in the division.Thats all.I didn't say they were dirty or anything like that so everyone needs to relax.

I am entitled to my own opinion and so is everyone else here.
But I just disapprove of schools being put on a high pedestal when they don't have the performance to back it up.

Its all about execution.And that goes for ALL lines this year.

That is your opinion and I respect it but I disagree epically since Bethel has been scoring very well in CCGC.

IMO this will all be laid to rest this weekend @ WGI Union City.

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Re: Fairfield Winter show 3/6/10

Post by rudimentalwizard » Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:28 am

backtobasics05 wrote:wait. Bethel's book is one of the weakest? I think it's the opposite. The battery is still playing much morre notes than any other open school, and they are probably cleaner this year than they have ever been in the past. Oh and has anyone stopped to listen to the front ensembles this year. Bethel's pit by far is the most advanced pit in that entire circuit in terms of musicality and technique.
I understand you're a bethel enthusiast. i really do. Anyone can just check your profile and click "Search user's posts" and it'll show a majority of post beginning with... "kudos to bethel" "congrats bethel" and... "did you see bethel?"

Bethel.. by far, have really stepped it up from past years, but don't put them on a ridiculously high. Each and every school has some reason why they are in the open class.. so by saying "bethel has the hardest book".. "bethel has the most advanced pit in terms of musicality and technique" why didn't they choose to go up a division and face Logan? Its because other schools... Benicia, Fairfield, Vallejo, Rodriguez, Foothill, etc.. are STILL very much COMPETITION.

State your opinion, not flood a forum post in emotional appeal, loaded words and advertising a school like a cigarette commercial.
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Re: Fairfield Winter show 3/6/10

Post by rudimentalwizard » Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:47 am

LivingLegend09 wrote:I believe difficulty is mistaken for impact moments in music.
^^^ Amen.
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Re: Fairfield Winter show 3/6/10

Post by BanginBeats » Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:41 am

:)


Yes,we'll see how it all goes down this weekend!!!

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Re: Fairfield Winter show 3/6/10

Post by backtobasics05 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 7:02 am

rudimentalwizard wrote:
backtobasics05 wrote:wait. Bethel's book is one of the weakest? I think it's the opposite. The battery is still playing much morre notes than any other open school, and they are probably cleaner this year than they have ever been in the past. Oh and has anyone stopped to listen to the front ensembles this year. Bethel's pit by far is the most advanced pit in that entire circuit in terms of musicality and technique.
I understand you're a bethel enthusiast. i really do. Anyone can just check your profile and click "Search user's posts" and it'll show a majority of post beginning with... "kudos to bethel" "congrats bethel" and... "did you see bethel?"
So obviously I have my opinions about Bethel, but the fact of the matter is that these kids get a bad wrap for some reason and these posts (not just mine) appeared on this thread because banginbeats felt the need to come on here and talk about a group of kids as if they're nothing. Forgive me for trying to stick up for them when someone obviously has an apparent issue with their program for whatever reason. And nobody said that no other school is competition. In fact I said the opposite, so don't misconstrue what has been said. The problem here is people on these forums hide behind these personas, and bad mouth other programs all the time. That needs to stop and banginbeats you know exactly what I'm talking about.

But of course as usual everyone will just say "Its just my opinion," as their cop out. Well okay then, stop getting so furious on these forums whenever someone mentions bethel or some school that they like, because again "That's just someones opinion." Grow up gentlemen/ladies.

Let's see how it goes for the rest of the season, and just let all the drama play out on the floor, and not on some internet forum. geez.
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Re: Fairfield Winter show 3/6/10

Post by Squirtle » Thu Mar 11, 2010 5:57 pm

backtobasics05 wrote:And in my opinion I think if anyone's hiding behind their ge it's fairfield with their numerous actors and the dancer in the show.
3 extras and the dancer is in the cymbal line

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Re: Fairfield Winter show 3/6/10

Post by beatboy » Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:12 pm

Seems to be waaaay to many personal feelings being thrown around. Really, as a competitor and somebody whos spoken with numerous participants in other lines this years open division is completely unpredictable and OPEN to any outcome. I personally dont watch other shows until after the season but according to the two people whos opinions matter most(the judges), they feel the same way. The top placings arent divided by much. Also, to say one lines pit, battery, or overall show doesnt compare to anothers is just venting your dissapointments to people on this forum who could honestly care less. Smashing any line for a "overrated" show is pretty heartless seeing as we all perform our best and really just do this cause we love it. Juuust saying, i come here to hear whats new and what can be done better. Not how this school didnt deserve this placement.

Liiiightweight straying from all that, does anybody have sheets from armijo? NCBA didnt seem to find it all too important to post those. A little bit wierd.

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Re: Fairfield Winter show 3/6/10

Post by Squirtle » Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:58 pm

beatboy wrote:Seems to be waaaay to many personal feelings being thrown around. Really, as a competitor and somebody whos spoken with numerous participants in other lines this years open division is completely unpredictable and OPEN to any outcome. I personally dont watch other shows until after the season but according to the two people whos opinions matter most(the judges), they feel the same way. The top placings arent divided by much. Also, to say one lines pit, battery, or overall show doesnt compare to anothers is just venting your dissapointments to people on this forum who could honestly care less. Smashing any line for a "overrated" show is pretty heartless seeing as we all perform our best and really just do this cause we love it. Juuust saying, i come here to hear whats new and what can be done better. Not how this school didnt deserve this placement.
Agreed. I'm in it to do what I love to do. Sure the performance part is what most of us look forward to, but part of the fun is also hanging out and drumming with people from other lines. Basically my point is that it's not all about the scores and winning.

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