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  3. Going to add 30 more minutes to Regional retreats/finals. I see both sides.
  4. LongTimeBandMan

    Guess everybody wants the expanded finals thing...

    Oh, definitely agree. BOA numbers seem to be way up in recent years.
  5. BOA is expanding finals due to increased participation the past few years at Regional comps. KMEA is expanding in hopes to increase participation. I’d say there’s a difference.
  6. 12 is a really solid number.. everyone gets 10 yards for retreat.
  7. This is a lot more understandable. Two completely different things in my opinion.
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  9. KMEA Commenter

    SMBC 2020 Location

    I do my best.
  10. bandfollower

    SMBC 2020 Location

    I enjoy following this site for entertainment purposes but opinions and hope override facts most every time.
  11. Ben Dover

    SMBC 2020 Location

    Again, sharing more than just a bet would be great if you have insight to the situation, otherwise it's just a bet and negating factual information.
  12. Mike Honcho

    SMBC 2020 Location

    I stand by my statements. We will see I guess.
  13. Ben Dover

    SMBC 2020 Location

    Wasn't included in the list, but a small list of directors requested it. Sorry, I should have worded my statement better.
  14. bdit

    SMBC 2020 Location

    Incorrect; Murray was NOT included in the email and has never been considered as a possibility for state.
  15. Unknownbandperson

    2A 2020 PREDICTIONS

    Anyone know if any schools are coming back this year? I believe if some schools come back finals could be very much be different!!
  16. Ben Dover

    SMBC 2020 Location

    My information has come from directors who have been at the meetings, as well as seeing said meetings minutes. Not sure how that can be labeled as incorrect. UK wants more money, Stroube wants to develope a contract with them making UK the official site for years to come due to each class having turf available and no worries for student safety, an email was sent out to directors to select their preferred site since UK was a no go this year (including EKU, UofL, WKU, and Murray with dates for each) and EKU on October 31st was the preferred site and date. All of these are factually correct, so unless you have some insight to it being at UK which would be more helpful rather than just posting to disprove someone, you're incorrect.
  17. Saxophone2494

    SMBC 2020 Location

    I thought it was pretty much decided UK is not the site.
  18. Mike Honcho

    SMBC 2020 Location

    I predict you are incorrect - if I were betting, I would put my money on UK hosting this year and speaking of money, I do not think the selection of the site had anything to do with money whatsoever. We'll see I suppose
  19. Brass33

    2020 Finals Predictions

    There’s always the possibility of a down year. However, I expect Lafayette and MC to both be even better next year. MC was really young last year thanks to a huge freshman class. Lafayette is apparently returning almost 90% of last years group........ I think those two groups will create even more separation between them and the rest of the class.
  20. Saxophone2494

    2020 Finals Predictions

    i agree. There’s a lot that needs to be done in other groups for them to catch up. However we can’t rule out the possibility Lafayette has a down year.
  21. ObjectiveObserver

    2020 Finals Predictions

    I'll go out on another limb and say I'll eat my hat if Lafayette doesn't win 5A by a sizable margin. My last hat-eating-based prediction was correct as well, if anyone would like to check the archives. No disrespect at all to any other 5A bands, but my gut feeling is the band-swag is back, they're nationally recognized again, and someone would like to go out on the toppest of tops as said person's career winds down. disclaimer: the reintroduction of North Hardin to the 5A scene would result in leaving off the 'sizable margin' portion of my guarantee.
  22. KMEA Commenter

    2020 Finals Predictions

    My Picks: 1A 1.) Washington County 2.) Hancock County 3.) Cumberland County 4.) Williamstown 5.) [REDACTED] 6.) [REDACTED] 2A 1.) Beechwood 2.) Murray 3.) Russell Independent 4.) Mercer County 5.) [REDACTED] 6.) [REDACTED] 3A 1.) Estill County 2.) Russell County 3.) Adair County 4.) Pulaski County 5.) [REDACTED] 6.) [REDACTED] 4A 1.) Harrison County 2.) Bourbon County 3.) South Laurel 4.) Anderson County 5.) [REDACTED] 6.) [REDACTED] 5A 1.) Lafayette 2.) Madison Central 3.) Larry A. Ryle 4.) Paul Laurence Dunbar 5.) [REDACTED] 6.) [REDACTED]
  23. Ghetsis

    2020 Finals Predictions

    1A 1.) Washington County 2.) Hancock County 3.) Cumberland County 4.) Williamstown 5.) Owensboro Catholic 6.) Mayfield 2A 1.) Beechwood 2.) Murray 3.) Russell Independent 4.) Mercer County 5.) Casey County 6.) Hart County 3A 1.) Estill County 2.) Russell County 3.) Adair County 4.) Pulaski County 5.) Glasgow 6.) Taylor County 4A 1.) Harrison County 2.) Bourbon County 3.) South Laurel 4.) Anderson County 5.) Madisonville North Hopkins 6.) Christian County 5A 1.) Lafayette 2.) Madison Central 3.) Larry A. Ryle 4.) Paul Laurence Dunbar 5.) Eastern 6.) George Rogers Clark Just a rough sketch of how I see this coming season going. I'm sure things will change once it begins. I can hardly wait. Some of these groups are really making a name for themselves. Russell Independent and Pulaski County come to mind along with many others. I'm also excited for some old groups coming back into the playing field such as GRC. Good job to all these kids, keep pushing forward to excellence👍
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  25. Ben Dover

    2020 Finals Predictions

    Won't know anything until August when numbers are submitted. Part of what sucks with this new class system, there's really nothing to truly speculate until then.
  26. Saxophone2494

    2020 Finals Predictions

    Is there any word of anyone shifting up or down in class?
  27. Unknown

    SMBC 2020 Location

    It's possible we could see less drastic moving around actually due to there being more groups in each class to be compared to with this (even if it's just two additional groups), but maybe I'm being wishful with that thinking. I would still much rather it drop to four classes if they're using 6 finalists, but I do think some of the concerns being voiced here are a bit much. I do see it potentially helping with groups moving around so much (unless it's deserved, and sometimes it genuinely IS deserved for a group to go from 4th to 1st), and I do think long-term it will actually help in competitiveness as these groups will now be pushing towards the top 3 to place (or 1st place) instead of simply working to just make finals. Due to how small 5A is though, that is the biggest class where I do not see this change helping, and that's why I really want to see it drop back to four classes unless things change with 5A groups returning. But I also don't see it hurting the class either - other than the logistical nightmare that they, along with everyone else, will have to face at SMBC.
  28. Ben Dover

    SMBC 2020 Location

    They'll more than likely make 1A thru 3A leave after they perform or after retreat to make room for 4A and 5A. Thats the only way it's feasible unless you mark off spots for equipment trailers and dare them to move outside of it.
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