Blue Devils and Dynasty split up

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Blue Devils and Dynasty split up

Post by Hostrauser » Tue Oct 13, 2009 2:59 pm

From a Dynasty Newsletter,


Dynasty USA / Blue Devils
Dynasty announces the end of an era with the Blue Devils organization. “The Blue Devils have been an amazing partner over the last 10 years. The organizations competition record has set new standards in the drum corps activity and Dynasty was proud to provide the equipment to make them a force over the last decade. The Blue Devils have been a huge part in helping us produce the finest Brass and Percussion instruments on the market. The Blue Devils have pursued many avenues over the last couple of years to create a stronger identity for their organization. The business endeavors of the organization are not in line with maintaining Dynasty’s current market plan. We wish the best for the Blue Devils and look forward to pursuing exciting new avenues for the growth of Dynasty USA." said Mark Schafer President of Dynasty USA.

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Rumors on the BD forums have the Devils switching to King brass and Pearl percussion in 2010.

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Re: Blue Devils and Dynasty split up

Post by vore » Tue Oct 13, 2009 5:14 pm

I bet they get to Kanstul brass instruments sooner or later...

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Re: Blue Devils and Dynasty split up

Post by cobybos » Tue Oct 13, 2009 7:09 pm

vore wrote:I bet they get to Kanstul brass instruments sooner or later...

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The Blue Devils are now playing Pearl/Adams for percussion and Conn-Selmer (King) for their brass.

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Re: Blue Devils and Dynasty split up

Post by bigcity » Tue Oct 13, 2009 11:36 pm

.......should have gone with either Kanstul or Yamaha.

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Re: Blue Devils and Dynasty split up

Post by uci_guy » Thu Oct 15, 2009 9:45 am

i think bd has proved they can do well on any brand.

after all, they marched dynasty for 10 years (ouch!)

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Re: Blue Devils and Dynasty split up

Post by KingMattIV » Thu Oct 15, 2009 11:01 am

uci_guy wrote:i think bd has proved they can do well on any brand.

after all, they marched dynasty for 10 years (ouch!)

jk.... :wink:
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Re: Blue Devils and Dynasty split up

Post by illogical » Tue Oct 20, 2009 5:36 pm

you mean dyNASTY?

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Re: Blue Devils and Dynasty split up

Post by BttrDrummerThanU » Tue Oct 20, 2009 10:26 pm

bigcity wrote:.......should have gone with either Kanstul or Yamaha.
To each, his own. King still makes the best mellophone ever! And even though Corps don't march Sousa's. You can't go wrong with a Conn 20K!

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Re: Blue Devils and Dynasty split up

Post by Hostrauser » Wed Oct 21, 2009 7:12 am

BttrDrummerThanU wrote:To each, his own. King still makes the best mellophone ever! And even though Corps don't march Sousa's. You can't go wrong with a Conn 20K!
I think the Conn 20K sounds better than any of the shoulder-cannons DCI uses. Just IMO.

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Re: Blue Devils and Dynasty split up

Post by vore » Wed Oct 21, 2009 7:31 pm

Hostrauser wrote: I think the Conn 20K sounds better than any of the shoulder-cannons DCI uses. Just IMO.
Absolutely true! You won't get an argument from any quality military, university, college, or high school band director. Anyone who understands brass pedagogy and the acoustic properties of sousaphones vs contras, could explain the differences in great detail.

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Re: Blue Devils and Dynasty split up

Post by pittech » Fri Oct 23, 2009 3:14 pm

vore wrote:
Hostrauser wrote: I think the Conn 20K sounds better than any of the shoulder-cannons DCI uses. Just IMO.
Absolutely true! You won't get an argument from any quality military, university, college, or high school band director. Anyone who understands brass pedagogy and the acoustic properties of sousaphones vs contras, could explain the differences in great detail.

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Re: Blue Devils and Dynasty split up

Post by Hostrauser » Fri Oct 23, 2009 3:23 pm

I'll defer to vore or Bandmaster or someone else on this one since, while I could provide a few specifics, my opinion primarily comes from the old brass player adage of "you know it when you hear it." 8-)

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Re: Blue Devils and Dynasty split up

Post by vore » Fri Oct 23, 2009 8:24 pm

Here is an introduction to brass acoustics to get you started... you will find some information listed that will help answer your questions.

http://www.phys.unsw.edu.au/jw/brassacoustics.html

The larger size and quick flare of the sousaphone bell compared to the contra and/or shoulder concert tuba bell has a lot to do with it.

Hold up a marching mellophone and compare the shape and quick flare of its bell with that of marching horn. There is a reason for the strong projection of a mellophone vs a marching horn. The quick flare of the mellophone bell has a great deal to do with its projection.

The quick flare of the mellophone bell is similar to the quick flare of the sousaphone bell.

Physics majors and engineers will enjoy this...

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Re: Blue Devils and Dynasty split up

Post by uci_guy » Sat Oct 24, 2009 1:29 am

they've had some cool classes at uci, physics of sound(music), as well as physics of sports
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