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  1. You are the absolute last person to be commenting on the tone of other people’s comments...
    4 points
  2. I think most bands are using their 2020 show, which is why there hasn't been a lot of announcements. They've already been announced a year ago. Lol.
    3 points
  3. John was MNHHS Class of '03, played trumpet, went to Western. Tyler was MNHHS Class of '10, played trombone, went to UK, Eastman, and now studying from CCM. I know both of them; both have gone very different pathways, but both deserve a chance to prove themselves. Plenty of Madisonville students are in music education, and all have been trained very well by Rob Bryant, Fred Ashby, Alan Emerson, Randy Adams, and others along the way. They know the Second District and, with the right support, they will work hard to make their programs successful. It may not be immediate, but it will ha
    3 points
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  5. Kevin Callihan is now the director of bands at YPAS. Harlan County has an opening. Also.. be glad a place like a Robertson County has a music program. You cannot expect a place that small to have everything.
    2 points
  6. Yeah, I mean every now and then I stub my toe and then destroy Overhill Cherokee villages or slaughter some Wabash Indian tribes. Just a big 'ol whoops on my part. We've all been there!
    2 points
  7. "Crap job?" Wait till PulaskiMom hears about this.
    2 points
  8. I’m not sure I would put Central Hardin on the list... if all those bands do decide to compete and assuming that other bands that sat out of 5A in 2019 also chose to attend then Tate’s Creek (who was actually Good in 2019) central Hardin, PLD, Ryle, Henry Clay, and Campbell co would all be competing for the final 3 spots behind Lafayette, Madison Central and North Hardin. In my opinion Central Hardin would be lower on that list.
    2 points
  9. I'm sorry, I fail to see why this is funny. He won a state championship in 3A, had bands in both 3A and 4A prior to him leaving, and had seen success in the concert setting as well. Every director after him failed in comparison to the level of success and musicianship that he brought to Dixie Heights, so yes, he deserves to be part of the list and in the discussion of directors who had success at a school that no other had after him.
    2 points
  10. "ands bands have proven that having "half of the band being middle schoolers" isn't a problem"........you can't be serious............. I'm as calm as a cucumber and you're a squirrel in traffic. Ain't no soap box here. You can beat anything into a student if you're allowed to. I don't care if you're champions of the universe. It's a disservice to the profession and to our programs. As I said, I'm all for a mature 8th grade student, maybe a sibling, or you are in need to fill a hole. If the percentage of your band is more than 10-15% middle schoolers or you're using an excessive amount to
    2 points
  11. I can name several directors who inherited band situations with programs who turned things around, but I can also name more than that who can never seem to get anything off the ground and leave due to the situation/factors. My list was simply pointing out directors who all had successful careers at schools that nobody else has seem to have had, even when they inherit a championship program from their predecessor. It's all part of the game I guess. As for the competing up a class rule, it has been thrown out entirely. I know of a couple of bands who actually wanted to compete up a class i
    2 points
  12. The ones I listed were just off the top of my head, but Janet Allen for Apollo for sure pushed Apollo, but it was technically Mark Benningfield who finally broke into finals, albeit only 2 years after Janet left. He had also built the program up to a 3A size band for 2 years, something that Janet had never done. It's all subjective, because after they made finals they had a drastic downfall under his direction as well.
    2 points
  13. Is this going to be another revolving door?
    2 points
  14. Huff got more out of that program than anyone else. He will be hard to replace.
    2 points
  15. Harlan County seems to have an opening every summer.
    1 point
  16. "Kelly-Hopkinsville Encounter High School" Nailed it. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelly–Hopkinsville_encounter
    1 point
  17. If we had a day to day recollection of every person who's ever lived, I'm sure we would all be cancelled at some point. Even the most PC person gets mad when they can't understand the customer service rep on the phone.
    1 point
  18. Meagan Gentry is the new assistant director at Pulaski County.
    1 point
  19. So sorry for explaining why I was perceiving your comment as being in a tissy. My apologies.
    1 point
  20. Well when you start giving points to your argument, you can come off as upset. A better product, yes, but what I'm getting at is that we have bands that are up and coming with much larger numbers who are almost on the same level as Dunbar. Campbell County, GRC, and with the possible return of Henry Clay we could see them slip further before it gets better regardless of who their assistant is.
    1 point
  21. I don't know why you're in a tissy over my comments, either. I keep going on about numbers because when's the last time you saw 80 members going up against bands with over 200 do well in 5A? Dunbar has been on a slippery slope since 2017 and part of that is the numbers, and until someone actually recognizes this being a problem I will continue to bring it up. There's several other issues, but talking about those would cause some people to lose their minds on here, and I'm trying to avoid that. As for the new assistant, he has beat bands twice the size of his old band, but that was also i
    1 point
  22. I don’t see why you’re going on about numbers... first off the new hire at PLD has taken home 2 titles against bands twice its size. 2nd off... let’s learn a lesson from Madison Central and realize that numbers don’t always win. Lafayette destroyed them... And I do mean destroyed... With what? 2/3 of the numbers MC had? Maybe a little less, maybe a little more. lastly... nobody thinks PLD is gonna come out and win a state title. I think most of us just believe we may see them be competitive with bands like Ryle and Henry Clay. Which they have proven to be even without the new hire...
    1 point
  23. They're just going to need to get the numbers on their side. That's the only issue I see, other than the "certain people" you speak of. Does anyone know, with the recent hire, if Kevin Christie is still there as well?
    1 point
  24. From what’s getting ready to happen at PLD, I think they’re going to be just fine for the foreseeable future (as long as certain people get out of the way).
    1 point
  25. Why would someone create something elaborate like this? Enough to create a title, repertoire, AND a show graphic that is so specific that it has the bands championship years? Unless they changed the show theme last minute due to their new assistant, I have to admit that this seems very real. Thought the repertoire does seem like one of those "One of these does not belong" questions. I'm all for a good conspiracy theory, but this seems a bit much for high school marching band.
    1 point
  26. Yes. The show graphic posted on here is also not real.
    1 point
  27. So you know for fact? Because I want to say thank god, but don't want it to be preemptive
    1 point
  28. More information from DCI about the 3 day Indy event. After a year off and in the wake of the cancelation of the 2020 DCI Tour, Drum Corps International is set to return to Indianapolis’ Lucas Oil Stadium August 12-14. Nearly two dozen corps will have the unique opportunity to showcase their performances perhaps unlike at any other time in DCI history. “When it started to become clear that we would be able to produce this summer’s Celebration Events, we knew we’d have the opportunity to do some special things that might be outside the norm of our typical competitive events,” DCI CEO
    1 point
  29. Switch out Central Hardin for Henry Clay, and possibly PLD for Campbell County. As for Tates Creek, they may be 4A. It all depends on their size. I'm sure PLD will find a way to stay in 5A again, like having the guard play the drums in 2019.
    1 point
  30. Their previous director has accepted the Adair County assistant position.
    1 point
  31. @KMEA CommenterFeel better now?
    1 point
  32. I have removed Daryl Angel. I wasn't aware of the situation as I was 8 years old at the time. I was just told that I should include him and was sent reasons why. Nothing about what happened causing him to resign.
    1 point
  33. Do you not have Google? We’re still waiting on another trial to start in this state in 2021........maybe you should also include him.
    1 point
  34. "Ain't no soap box here" but you decided to continue and write a short story about the topic. You do realize that a lot of the upper classmen in these bands quit to get jobs right? That's the thing, working when you turn 16, and not all jobs are going to work around your band schedule, so sometimes you have to make sacrifices and give up things you love to earn an income. We as adults should know all about this, but it seems that some tend to forget that. If you want to continue this argument, please feel free to dig up the years old thread about the topic. Things didn't change then, and
    1 point
  35. Daryl angel!😂
    1 point
  36. Good lord, I said I considered many variables, including but not limited to, concert band, marching band, enrollment figures, scores and placements in SMBC and other circuits. I'm sorry you missed that part of my comments. As for middle schoolers in marching band, are you trying to bring up yet another argument? An argument can be made for both sides on that topic, but as long as it's not against the rules, bands will continue to use them. I personally don't see the problem in it, ands bands have proven that having "half of the band being middle schoolers" isn't a problem. Lets talk abou
    1 point
  37. I went down your list, and I think only a couple have ever been invited to perform at the KMEA conference. I totally understand this is a marching band forum, but the concert band is the center of the wagon wheel. We have bands where I bet 1/2 are middle schoolers (even 7th grade), and we wonder what the problem is.......I’m all for a strong 8th grader if they are mature enough. Also, you can’t really call it a “career” when you’ve only stayed a couple of years at one place and then bolted. That seems to be the norm today. Guys leave or are asked to leave after a few years. I can’t believ
    1 point
  38. I'm gonna get some heat for this, but here we go. Just because you're in 5A doesn't automatically mean you would fair better in the smaller classes. Considering bands like Eastern, Grayson, Central Hardin, PLD get their rear ends handed to them almost every weekend, every year by bands in 3A and 4A, and some in 2A, I'm pretty sure they would fare slightly better but not make finals (except in 2A), especially in 2019. They might be contenders, but they wouldn't make finals every year. Just like they are contenders now without North Hardin attending and without PLD being in full form,
    1 point
  39. I'm just an outsider looking in, but based on the record after that finals appearance, it's hard to say that the 1998 season was his handiwork.
    1 point
  40. I can understand that. I went through a director change myself, but I don't think mine was as drastic as Allen to Benningfield. I think she's the reason Apollo made finals, even if she wasn't the director anymore, through instilling her teachings in those kids, but her name wasn't attached to the program at that point.
    1 point
  41. I didn't say all of them were state champions or grand national champion quality, but rather that some of these directors saw success that none of their predecessors were able to achieve. So please, by all means do tell which of these were a reach based on the criteria I set forward.
    1 point
  42. This is exciting for them! They were my favorite to be the next band to break into 1A finals back in the day. 1A may have a new finalist on their hands in the next couple of years.
    1 point
  43. Oh, you have got to be kidding........
    1 point
  44. It was definitely headed in the right direction, and then it fell off the face of the earth. Hopefully the right hire can get them going back in the right direction. Also, Allen Co-Scottsville HS is open.
    1 point
  45. Tom Case to E-town?
    1 point
  46. Its like its the 90's all over again. What a great time to have been in band.
    1 point
  47. Oh, my pop is all the way off. No, you're right, it really doesn't matter at the end of the day. But I have been annoyed by the modern trend of show announcements that tell you literally nothing about the show. PLD 2021: "Beyond Eternity" Ok. Am I supposed to have any sort of reaction to that? That tells me literally nothing about the show. The show announcement is supposed to mean something, right? Or is it just really supposed to tell me "we have a show, and we have named it. That is all."? I mean, I figured you had a show, and I figured it had a name, so that's
    1 point
  48. I mean is it enough that we’re having a season at all?? We really about to pop off because you don’t like the show titles without knowing anything else about them?
    1 point
  49. No surprise here! Good fit for both Mr. Centers and Oldham County.
    1 point
  50. Powell County HS is posted.
    1 point
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