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Show: Mission Accomplished

  • The Glory Days from The Incredibles
  • Secret Agent Man
  • Theme from The Pink Panther
  • Betrayal from Mission: Impossible
  • Mission Accomplished

The good: I like the music selection and anything from The Incredibles is going to get a thumbs-up in my book. I also have a soft spot for any high hat cymbal work a snare line does on the front sideline. The cymbal work along with the arrangement of the Pink Panther theme was the favorite part of the show for me. If I remember, the colorguard had Pink Panther tails as equipment during this part of the show. When I saw Kiwanis in Allentown, I felt they were mailing their performance in because I felt no energy from them at all. I can say that was a fluke, though, as this performance had the energy I was looking for.

The bad: The lack of size hurt the hornline as they just couldn't project to the box as well as the corps ahead of them. There were also tuning issues in the hornline, especially during softer moments of the show. The trenchcoats worn by the guard made them look more like flashers than like spies, which was the actual intent of the coats.

The ugly: The new corps uniforms, while attempting to pay tribute to the past, only come off as looking cheap and ill-fitting. Might be a good idea to bring back the '97-'04 uniforms.

Overall: The corps performed as well as their size and design allowed but Kiwanis isn't going to do much better than the bottom of the Division I pack unless some changes are made. It might even be worth considering dropping back down to Division II for the time being.

Website: http://www.kavaliers.com/

2006 Auditions: TBA

Category:Reviews -- posted at: 9:29am EDT