Day one of rehearsal in Minn. complete; more changes to come

Angel and Demon Diary: Cadets daily updates from the road

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Yesterday was the first of five in Chanhassen, Minn., and The Cadets rehearsed for over 12 hours. Chanhassen High School is more than an ideal housing site for this extended stay. There are four locker rooms with warm showers, two turf fields, plenty of sleeping areas for everyone, and facilities for sewing and laundry. As expected, the admin team has been busy perfecting uniforms, the design team has been meeting several times a day, and the instructional staff has been teaching changes and cleaning as much as possible.

George shed a little more light on the next set of changes to the show: “In an effort to maximize the pole sequencing, we are working on a double pole that may actually be very interesting,” he said. “The guard is at work, as are numerous volunteers, as we work on the ‘tricky pole.’”

In addition, George said that more counts are being added to the full corps’ pole work during the drum battle.

George said the corps will also be learning “numerous shifts in the final production.”

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“After a few judge discussions with some folks we respect, we are looking to revamp the final statements of the program,” he said.

According to George, the end of the show will have “more angel” and “more glory,” with some adjusted volume levels.

New flags have been ordered for the color guard, but The Cadets will wait until Atlanta to debut them. New fabric and character costumes are in the works as well.

Aside from all of that, The Cadets are cleaning, cleaning, cleaning in the traditional fashion. The corps is up at 7:00 a.m. to continue the process.

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