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  2. Probably Bullitt East or Henry Clay or both, wouldn't consider that big news if both didnt compete.
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  4. Aging Chops

    2019 KMEA BOA and DCI show announcements.

    Sure seems that way for some. And their chances of collecting a few may be much higher this year in state, with potentially several groups opting out.
  5. Guest1234

    2019 KMEA BOA and DCI show announcements.

    So, after the first competition? Bands have to sign up for competitions for the first two weeks now without knowing which class they will be in. They could end up completely wasting a weekend or two because nobody they will be competing against in their class will be there. We won't know the regionals list until well after the first competition. My guess is we won't know until the end of September.
  6. Saxophone2494

    2019 KMEA BOA and DCI show announcements.

    I personally won’t believe anyone is leaving until the line ups for regionals are released.
  7. Oh no I meant I deleted everything in the post you quoted and replaced it with that, I had kinda given away which band I was talking about, which I didn’t want to do.
  8. ObjectiveObserver

    2019 KMEA BOA and DCI show announcements.

    Trophies sure are important. Hope everyone gets some.
  9. Guest1234

    2019 KMEA BOA and DCI show announcements.

    Not one of the big 3, but rather successful regular season 5A groups. These groups that are leaving or in the talks have left before.
  10. My bet is Central Hardin If I were one of these “bubble” 5A bands, the exit of NH would make participating in KMEA much more enticing. Really only Lafayette and MC are “locks” in 5A to make finals. Those other two spots are wide open.
  11. Saxophone2494

    2019 KMEA BOA and DCI show announcements.

    I think it depends on what he means by “Big 5A band” he could mean finalist from last year or he could mean somebody from the top 8. If it’s a big 3 it’s Madison Central because I doubt Lafayette would willingly step away from their infinite finals streak. But I also have doubts it’ll be Central considering how successful they are in KMEA opposes to BOA my money is on either PLD, Eastern, or central Hardin. I also think most most groups are crying wolf.
  12. trombobble

    2019 KMEA BOA and DCI show announcements.

    You do know your post is still up and people already quoted it, right? Like it's kind of immortalized now.
  13. Bandgeeks1

    2019 KMEA BOA and DCI show announcements.

    Is it being suggested that another one of the big 3 are also leaving other than NH? 5A seems the least affected by the changes so I'm trying to understand why the changes would have any of our big bands leave. Maybe I'm missing something so that's why I ask. thanks!
  14. Guest1234

    2019 KMEA BOA and DCI show announcements.

    There's more than just 2...which is sad, but its the reality we're living in now. Sounds like the bigger bands aren't happy with the class change, but the little ones are. Makes you wonder.
  15. Got rid of everything in this post because I felt like I was letting too much out, people will find out soon enough who it is.
  16. TheBrassGuy

    2019 KMEA BOA and DCI show announcements.

    There’s only one band this could be, and it’s not North Hardin. Unless by “big 5A band” you mean a band outside of the usual top four..and in that case there’s one other band.
  17. (Unnamed big 5A band) Title: Ice world Never got the selections of music from my source but all they said was that all of the selections sounded wintery? This band is also dropping out of kmea for boa Will update once I get selections and show design. Edit: I don’t think it’s publicly known that this band is dropping out of kmea
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  19. Vince McMahon

    Job Board 2018

    And that kind of surprises me, because it was the exact opposite where I went to school. Our MS director was always involved at the high school especially the marching band. Heck, my first year of marching band she was running all of it the whole time when the HS director was out for colon cancer. Even today, the current MS director there is still involved.
  20. The Stig

    Job Board 2018

    My MS director wanted nothing to do with Apollo and did not get along with Ms. Allen--hence low retention rates. He didn't get along with her predecessor or successor. Love the guy to death, but who lets a middle schooler claim bass trumpet as their principal instrument? If you saw this program's instrumentation under his tenure, you would flip. After he retired, Mr. Benningfield had say in who got hired at Burns. He literally picked one of his PMA buddies from Murray--who happens to be a great teacher. When College View opened, their director was the assistant at Apollo. That bridge was burnt in the early 2000's. Jed Manire has judged Apollo's contest from time time since then but does not work there. I worked at Apollo's band camp in the early 2010's. I saw April Yonts once. That summer, she was expecting one of her sons. She has had some input on who they have hired. When this job was posted, it was on her facebook immediately. The Assistant Director at Apollo also helps out with the orchestra and goes around to the middle schools. It isn't like they're getting paid to do nothing. Mr. Davidson will be a great choice if they were to go non-competitive. However, knowing how DCPS rolls, I anticipate one of the three Clark boys getting the job.
  21. bdit

    Job Board 2018

    I could not agree more; what I've noticed, esp within the last 10 years, is that the MS person wants to pretty much go home when the last bell rings. No involvement with the marching band, pep band, riding the bus to contests or helping out with winter programs, etc. I know that stipends in no way cover the amount of time you spend, but that's kind of "part of the gig." I've noticed again and again that some MS directors are allowed to pick and choose what they want to do. My other concern is that they are allowed to do that in the first place. As I said earlier, here is the position and here is what it requires. You don't get to decide what you want and don't want to participate in. If that's the case, they need to be put in elementary music positions. Being a band director requires after-school time, to do it correctly (but it also must have a balance...............that's another discussion). With both Daviess programs, I can't recall when I ever saw one of the MS directors with the HS band at a contest, etc. I know Burns used to, but that's been a while. I'm also surprised that Apollo has 2 HS directors, given the small size of the program. It's kind of like in Christian Co...........Hopkinsville has 2 directors at the HS, but Christian Co. only has 1. And both HS are about the same size, band-wise (in fact, Christian Co. is probably even bigger). If I was the Christian Co director, I'd be all over that discrepancy. Jmo.
  22. kybandfossil

    Job Board 2018

    You would think that the MS person would WANT to help the high school
  23. bdit

    Job Board 2018

    I knew the HS directors went to the MS during the day; I was referring to the MS directors not doing anything with the HS programs, especially "after school." It amazes me that with so many jobs I see now that the MS directors dictate what they will and won't do concerning the HS band. The job description needs to be laid out in black in white. Here it is, take it or leave it. Word on the street is that the Apollo principal doesn't want a competitive marching band. Says that it "takes away from their music education." Heard that he met with the parents after their pre-festival concert last week and told them what he would be looking for in a new hire. I just know from experience what both HS programs could be, and it's a shame they are not even close.............and yes, Owensboro is a great town.
  24. The Stig

    Job Board 2018

    The high school directors and assistants do go out to the middle school but not the other way. So there is some sort of team teaching. However, the dynamic of one of the middle schools feeding both programs is odd. For a long time, DC got most of the CVMS students in their district. Apollo did not. When I was going through school, the majority of all-state caliber students at Apollo would have gone to CVMS if it was built in the 1980's. My class just missed out, thankfully. Almost 25 years later, that whole set up still feels awkward to many people in Daviess County. Here is what I can say about Apollo being open. The good. You have newish elementary teachers at all of the feeders but one. You can create a great relationship with them. The Bad. Outward appearances would dictate BMS is does the bare minimum. Their numbers are low and I don't see that trend changing. Their saving grace is that they have stopped the turnover machine from the previous decade. In order, Brian Brown, Curtis Ervin, Keith Vincent, and Karen Alward all had that job in a 10 year span. CVMS has a history of not doing much to contribute to the culture of Apollo when it comes to extra curricular activities. The Ugly You're in 5A for KMEA marching band. You haven't had a marching band with over 100 since maybe 1999 and probably some time in the 1980's. Even if you can retain 50% of incoming freshman, you're looking at maybe 20 kids. The band kids you used to get, now play in the orchestra. A 50-60 piece orchestra is rather impressive. Plus, they're really good. (Thank you, Mrs. Davidson). Before that, the BMS band director, was the orchestra director. I cannot fault too many directors after Janet Allen for what has gone on over there. Even when that program was hot in mid 1990's the retention rates were abysmal. It takes a lot out of a high school director to attract incoming freshman but if you are getting 15 out of 85 (there about) what's the point? There were some terrible hires and hires that could have made bigger difference by staying. For someone to be successful there, it might be in their best interest to do midstates until the numbers got better. The band needs to be more visible in the elementary schools (something BMS does not do a good job with (CVMS sends out a DVD from time to time)). The booster organization is in a good position to do well. Owensboro is a great place to live (if you can get a good job) and great place to raise a family. They need someone who wants to stay and grow--not use as a stop on their ascent (or descent) in their career.
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  26. bdit

    Job Board 2018

    It's a shame that none of the middle school directors work with any of the HS programs, which is one reason they are in the shape they are in. IMO, Owensboro has passed both county high schools. They (Owensboro) all work together, collaborate together, team-teach, etc. If they decide to move either one of the HS assistants up (Davidson at AHS or Nate at DC), then they get what they get. Although they are kind of already there. Time will tell............
  27. Vince McMahon

    Job Board 2018

    No comment lol
  28. Guest1234

    Job Board 2018

    I could do that for my alma mater as well. Some of their hiring choices left a lot of alumni scratching their head, and it's not just the band program. I could really open some folks eyes about several programs across the state from stories I've heard from friends across the state, but I dont think I have the time to do so. Lol. Needless to say, theres a lot of corruption in school boards and band programs across the state, and most of which never come to see the light of day.
  29. The Stig

    Job Board 2018

    That whole situation has made me mad as hell for a long time. Since I am doing something else and have no intentions to ever go back to teaching (along with living in the state of KY) I will put them on blast. I went to school there and worked as a sub for a few years as well. Also, one thing Bidwell apparently did was have way too many rules. My nephew is not in the program because of that.
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