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A wonderful explanation of BAC’s 2014 show - Animal Farm

"In the novel Animal Farm, the main concept at the end of the book is that “All animals are created equal, but some are more equal than others.” In this regards, throughout history, BAC has kinda gotten the short end of the stick with, particularly, the judging aspect of DCI. It began to really get rolling with the infamous baby powder of 2013. It was used at a major regional, and the DCI Rule Book states that if no penalty is given at a major regional, it cannot be given at Lucas Oil. If it was to be an issue, they should have told BAC about it before Prelims, kinda like with Bluecoats last year when our balloons flew away at the Minnesota regional, they told us if that was to happen at a dome, we would be issued a penalty. Hence why they changed to balloons on sticks. At prelims, BAC last year got a 2 point penalty from using the baby powder, and when the rule book was brought up in critique, it was lowered to a point, but not gotten rid of.
So after that, BAC felt a little shafted. I would too honestly. So this year, they settled on the Animal Farm theme. Originally, the show was just a call out on the concept of the G7 (aka, the ToC corps). The entirety of ToC is fitting into the “All corps are created equal, but some are more equal than others.” They get better housing sites, bigger stadiums, and with ToC, more shows in huge stadiums and more people get to see them. So, these “top 7” corps are privileged in comparison to the other corps. That was basically the original call out.
Until semi’s happened. The colorguard judge placed the BACCG in 13th place, and it dropped us to a 17.2, something we didn’t get for months. When confronted, the judge admitted to “messing up” his score sheet, but said that he refuses to fix his scores, messing up multiple groups that performed before the intermission. AKA, all the groups that aren’t a member of the G7. So, once that happened, then the podiums got painted, the baby powder got added, and the DCI flags came out. None of that was supposed to happen. BAC’s organization, Inspire Arts & Music, has a good relationship with DCI because they were working on the Street Beat 5K together, and because of the 5K, out Board of Directors told the corps the DCI flags were to not be used. When they let us after the judging mess up, they emphasized it was a response on the judging prejudice in the activity, not a attack on DCI as an entire organization.”

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Anonymous asked:

Can you please explain like all the shade of boston this year like i just need a full explination and no one will😔

andaou:

Haha, alright.  Well, in the novel Animal Farm, the main concept at the end of the book is that “All animals are created equal, but some are more equal than others.”  In this regards, throughout history, BAC has kinda gotten the short end of the stick with, particularly, the judging aspect of DCI.  It began to really get rolling with the infamous baby powder of 2013.  It was used at a major regional, and the DCI Rule Book states that if no penalty is given at a major regional, it cannot be given at Lucas Oil.  If it was to be an issue, they should have told BAC about it before Prelims, kinda like with Bluecoats last year when our balloons flew away at the Minnesota regional, they told us if that was to happen at a dome, we would be issued a penalty.  Hence why they changed to balloons on sticks.  At prelims, BAC last year got a 2 point penalty from using the baby powder, and when the rule book was brought up in critique, it was lowered to a point, but not gotten rid of.

So after that, BAC felt a little shafted.  I would too honestly.  So this year, they settled on the Animal Farm theme.  Originally, the show was just a call out on the concept of the G7 (aka, the ToC corps).   The entirety of ToC is fitting into the “All corps are created equal, but some are more equal than others.”  They get better housing sites, bigger stadiums, and with ToC, more shows in huge stadiums and more people get to see them. So, these “top 7” corps are privileged in comparison to the other corps. That was basically the original call out.

Until semi’s happened. The colorguard judge placed the BACCG in 13th place, and it dropped us to a 17.2, something we didn’t get for months.  When confronted, the judge admitted to “messing up” his score sheet, but said that he refuses to fix his scores, messing up multiple groups that performed before the intermission.  AKA, all the groups that aren’t a member of the G7.  So, once that happened, then the podiums got painted, the baby powder got added, and the DCI flags came out.  None of that was supposed to happen.  BAC’s organization, Inspire Arts & Music, has a good relationship with DCI because they were working on the Street Beat 5K together, and because of the 5K, out Board of Directors told the corps the DCI flags were to not be used.  When they let us after the judging mess up, they emphasized it was a response on the judging prejudice in the activity, not a attack on DCI as an entire organization.

I hope that was extensive enough!!

You know I really don’t get it. These kids work so hard, and instead of praise they are left with the last few scraps of a holiday dinner.

I’ve seen them out there at 5 in the morning and 10 at night. I’ve seen them on Halloween and Memorial Day. I’ve seen them running laps around the school because some sports team took the stadium from them when it was rightfully theirs, but instead of bitching about it they said “it’s time to get stronger”.

I’ve heard them talk about themselves. They really think they’re nothing special. They have heard what we all have to say about how easy what they do is. They use to shout in protest but soon realized we had already turned around to cheer on the ball game.

They speak in this secret language of fermatas and thirty second notes and dot books and subsets, but we seem to have translated the word crescendo into ‘worthless’.

I hear the football team talk about them. ‘I can’t believe the school gives them all that money, I mean they just come to play at our games!’ and I want to scream at the top of my very lungs that they do so much more than ride a bus and perform at half-time. I wanted to smash some sense into their heads. I want for just one second for everyone to see the stigma they had created.

But I wouldn’t. Who would listen? Who would stop to hear that every summer they wake up at 4 am and work until 11 pm to perfect 12 minutes? Who would stop to care that 100 kids struggle to wear their uniforms every year because they are falling apart at the seams, but the soccer team buys new ones every year?

Why is it that when 100 kids run across a field they earn respect, but when 100 kids run across a field with metal in their hands they earn malice and laughter?

Look at them. Look how amazing they are. Look how hard they work with what little they are given. Look at how they still take pride in the broken puzzle of a program the school board dishes out to them every year.

For God’s sake, just look at them.

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I swear I’m about to cry, man..

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