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Old 09-17-2018, 05:38 AM   #1
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Default Dowco Triumph Street “ceases competitive operations”

https://www.pipesdrums.com/article/d...ve-operations/



End of an era!!
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Old 09-17-2018, 08:23 AM   #2
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Default Re: Dowco Triumph Street “ceases competitive operations”

Not really. Only ten years give or take in this incarnation. Lots of bands come and go, espically at the upper levels of competition.

Sad yes. A real cause for concern? Maybe. In that there is less competition. Will the players suffer? Doubt it, as it a widespread membership traveling to one band is the same as traveling to another.

Will bands benifit from the great players coming from this Band, I think so. Will the less good players in other bands be replaced? Yes. Will that make for better bands the the highest level? I think so.

G1 winni g bands are not like your local lodge or shriner band (trying to make it US relevant) it is a business and winning is the goal.

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Old 09-17-2018, 09:48 AM   #3
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Default Re: Dowco Triumph Street “ceases competitive operations”

Bands at this level are expensive to run. The loss of a major sponsorship is a big deal. Top bands rely on their revenue streams to bring in the quality and quantity of world-class players they need in order to be competitive at the highest level. Bringing 40ish people overseas several times a year is expensive, too.
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Old 09-17-2018, 03:38 PM   #4
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Default Re: Dowco Triumph Street “ceases competitive operations”

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Bands at this level are expensive to run. The loss of a major sponsorship is a big deal.

Yes, but has the loss of a sponsor led to a band ceasing competitive operations before?

BTW that article is in need of the attention of an editor.
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Old 09-17-2018, 03:41 PM   #5
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Will bands benifit from the great players coming from this Band...
Yes that's already happened, it seems, with The Royal Burgh Of Sterling Pipe Band:

https://www.pipesdrums.com/article/f...cottish-bands/
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Old 09-17-2018, 06:23 PM   #6
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Default Re: Dowco Triumph Street “ceases competitive operations”

Such as shame. I was shocked and saddened when I saw the news on Facebook. I was able to catch up a bit with David and Shaunna at the Pleasanton Games but they didn't let the cat out of the bag. A good strong run, but such a bummer.

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Old 09-18-2018, 05:13 AM   #7
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Yes, but has the loss of a sponsor led to a band ceasing competitive operations before?

Yes, there are quite a lot of examples over the years; it's not always the reason given for a band folding though...


Sponsorship is a double-edged sword: it's very easy to get used to, and to not be able to see a world beyond it when it ceases.
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