Vanguard bounces back, Wins in Pasco
... Boy! Are the Blue Devil's horns beautiful. Their powerful horn opener makes good use of their brilliant sounding horn section. I love their Mangione charts; their soloists are exceptional; and I really dig their contras in the into-concert. Those 56 horns were clean in concert tonight, and I like the show's finale. If the Blue Devils are weak anywhere, I feel it's in M&M GE, although both last night and tonight they scored low in M&M execution, too. Their mistakes are transparent to the audience, thought, for I felt they executed better than their scores indicate.