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  1. I haven't seen this site rally together like this in a long time. I love it.
    8 points
  2. Although I am not cool enough to "know" all of the stuff that others on her are so proud to claim to know about....and I don't have any super secret inside sources, the Campbell County situation is something I know a bit about. In the spring, when covid numbers were trending the right direction, we thought the fall season would be close to normal. We discussed how we wanted to end our season, and the choice was made to attend the BOA Johnson City regional. It was the sane day as state. Some years we do state, others we do not. Its not boycotting or sour grapes, it is simply a choic
    6 points
  3. If you are in any size, shape, or form comparing bands in KY (or our championships) to those in Indiana or Texas, what dang rock are you living under? Feel free to go through the number of participating groups in both of those states and tell me if you get more than 100..........I bet you get double in IN alone. You're trying to compare UK basketball to Sullivan Junior College. It makes no sense, just like this fiasco we are embarking on this Fall. Pretty sure TX and IN don't run contests with 5 or 6 bands participating, as well. I'm as supportive as the next guy, but I'm also realistic.
    6 points
  4. I think it’ll be more ironic when the bands that complained about not making finals in 5A don’t make a top 6 finals in 4A
    6 points
  5. Nah.....we'll just change it where top 8 make Finals next year............ Still can't believe over 50% of ONE class make the night show.........how in the world can we even justify this............everyone else is laughing at us
    6 points
  6. I didn't get it from MFA site nor KyBand.
    5 points
  7. I always commend them for putting out every performance they have for everyone to see. Even end-of-camp/pre season performances when it might not be a polished product. Wish more groups would mimic Lafayette’s level of transparency. Actually think they sound pretty dang good for the end of August. Hard to tell if I like the show or not based on 3 minutes. Will reserve show design judgement until early October.
    5 points
  8. Another thing to remember. If Lafayette is 175, then 80-90 of them have never marched before. Same as other schools, of course, but that would easily explain whatever some of you think isn't up to par for August.
    5 points
  9. I might just go to this contest and pass on State finals😂
    4 points
  10. Could you please share these wonderful mystery sources on Adair’s hire? Whoever told you this is way out of touch with what happened. There was one right choice for the job and that was Jordan Humphress. He has been with us through some very tough times and contrary to what most of you know has held the reigns of the program for stints before. Also he was a student of both Tom Case at Adair and Tim Allen at LWC. I’d say they both showed him a great deal of support.
    4 points
  11. This one turned out how I pretty much expected it to. I'm just tickled we have been able to have some comps so far. Idk about anyone else but this last year and a half has worn me out on arguing and butting heads in everyday life especially since i work in health care lol. I've decided for this season I just want to enjoy some normalcy in my life and support all the groups bc lord knows they've been through enough. Next season though, the gloves come off 😂
    4 points
  12. I figured this would be a good show for Bishop Sycamore.
    4 points
  13. Lafayette looks and sounds awesome. Z Be positive.
    4 points
  14. I went. I had low expectations but was pleasantly surprised. Most groups were smaller and several played music that was a tad easier than usual, but overall performance quality was quite good. I was especially impressed with North Oldham, Anderson, and Eastern.
    4 points
  15. So Indiana, who has 10 bands per class in finals is laughing? Or Texas who has 6-12 finalists, depending on the class? Kentucky has been behind the curve on how it handles SMBC for a long time. The cut from 16 to 4 has ALWAYS been too big of a cut, no matter what way you look at it. 12 to 6 is a lot more reasonable. All things change as time progresses, you can either sit in your old man chair and complain (like the people who complain about DCI corps not using G bugles anymore do) or you can get up off you butt and go to contests and support the programs regardless of their placement. This ac
    4 points
  16. Petition to add an eye roll reaction to the boards. 🙄
    4 points
  17. 4 points
  18. Honestly making finals at this contest might be the closest thing to having an overall state finals as we could get.
    3 points
  19. There’s only three things that are certain. Death, Taxes, and Lafayette winning KMEA comps. I do concur with Ben, though. After Lafayette in First, it’s pointless to try to predict placements.
    3 points
  20. Energetic & fun! I can see this as a crowd favorite.
    3 points
  21. I haven’t been on here in literal ages, but I’m going to a show in person today for the first time in 2 years and I just wanted to say good luck to everyone and I’m super excited for this season. I’ve missed it.
    3 points
  22. Overall 1. Lafayette (220 pts, 11 apps, High: 11 1st place votes 2. Bourbon County (181 pts, 11 apps, High: 1 2nd place vote) 3. Estill County (176 pts, 11 apps, High: 2 2nd place votes) 4. Madison Central (175 pts, 10 apps, High: 4 2nd place votes) 5. North Hardin (171 pts, 11 apps, High: 3 2nd place votes) 6. Anderson County (160 pts, 11 apps, High: 1 2nd place vote) 7. Ryle (156 pts, 11 apps, High: 1 3rd place vote) 8. Harrison County (122 pts, 10 apps, High: 1 4th place vote) 9. Beechwood (121 pts, 11 apps, High: 1 4th place vote)
    3 points
  23. I’m typically always my own source because I’m involved closely with the group. I know how the process went so when details were provided that are contrary to what I know to be true then I asked for the sources. There was an application process, reviews done, the best people chosen to interview who wanted the head director job, interviews completed before a panel, and a selection made. I would like to know who anyone thinks should have received an interview that didn’t was.
    3 points
  24. To my understanding there was a hiring process, it was not just handed over to him… and as Fan In The Stands mentioned, he had proved to be able to lead and sustain this program pretty much out of the gate. Jordan is a smart and dedicated educator and has a great deal of passion for the activity. He gained an education from 2 of Kentucky’s greatest music educators and is an alumni that will probably have a great deal of longevity with the program, if nothing else that would/ should be a selling point for most legacy programs I have no doubts that Adair will sustain excellence
    3 points
  25. The band directors that are on the board of control make those decisions not kmea. Kmea is a non-profit entity that provides performing events. The format/rules/etc. of those events are determined by the teachers/directors.
    3 points
  26. You're not even worth the time to argue over LOL
    3 points
  27. 1. Taylor County (All captions) 2. Garrard County 3. Mercer County 4. Madison Southern 5. Meade County 6. Marion County 7. North Laurel 8. East Jessamine
    3 points
  28. 3 points
  29. Lord willing and the creek don't rise.
    3 points
  30. It’s also in the middle of a pandemic, they have 2 rookie classes, and a new band director. They will be fine by the end of the season.
    3 points
  31. Little PR tip: While you’re entirely right and *in* the right in this instance, maybe it’d be best not to lump an entire discussion board of people together as “you guys” in a semi-confrontational tone. Seems like bad optics to me, idk.
    3 points
  32. Edit: I was going to write this big post, including examples from KMEA's history of change being rough, but screw all that. The current system is a work in progress. It's not going to stay this way forever. Almost everyone likes at least one or two of the changes that have been made, so it's not all bad. KMEA just needs time to figure out what works, what doesn't, and change what needs to be changed. We, as fans, need to give them that time by continuing our support.
    3 points
  33. Moreover, the regionals cut is now a lot steeper which means that the bands at semis should theoretically all have a better shot at finals. Even though it’s half of the bands from semis going to finals, it isn’t half of the class. Plus, more bands get that opportunity which might improve the quality across the state as bubble bands feel that they have more of a shot at finals and work harder, while bands on the regionals cut might also work even harder to ensure a spot at semis. Motivation goes a long way and the goal that is finals has moved significantly closer for the bands which should hop
    3 points
  34. Taylor mad south Garrard Mercer Meade Marion East J North Laurel
    3 points
  35. If you want to support KMEA then go check out kmea.com even if you don’t like kmea you should still visit kmea.com to show support for the Kansas Municipal Energy Agency
    2 points
  36. If anyone thinks a majority of bands aren’t going to sound and look slightly less good than usual, then they’re sorely mistaken. Circumstances aren’t excuses but they sure can explain a lot.
    2 points
  37. The metronome player should make All State this year.
    2 points
  38. KMEA collects dues from members. It’s not like they have one stream of revenue.
    2 points
  39. I also just want to say that I really don’t understand this fantasy of KMEA dying… what capital do these band directors have to start a new state circuit? What exactly do you think is gonna happen? because what will happen is we will all become MSBA and USBands members and that will be our main circuit in this state. A handful will continue to participate in BOA some might go completely BOA but don’t get it twisted and think for a minute BOA will put any extra focus on us. You can say goodbye to a lot of competing programs in this state that will revert back to the show band days if
    2 points
  40. I think 9/10 is a stretch...
    2 points
  41. False. Kmea has a couple million in the bank. I’m not sure why those folks are giddy since they are kmea.
    2 points
  42. Correct on the Texas and Indiana discussion. You do realize you are talking about Kentucky schools? Having big bands is unrealistic in most communities here. Culturally folks in Kentucky value sportsball as do most schools, school boards, and school leadership. Classical Western art forms (music, art, theatre, dance) are not appreciated here. Most school music programs in Kentucky are not setup well or well supported with the $$$ or instructional resources/staffing to have big band programs. How many districts have general music teachers in every elementary school, choir and band specialists
    2 points
  43. I totally agree with you, it's like comparing apples to oranges Also, it seems to me that the root of these changes were being pushed by directors who were frustrated because of consistently not getting the results they wanted at year end. Thus instead of continuing to strive to improve to get different results, they instead changed the rules to make it easier i.e., watering it down. Being a state finalist was a big accomplishment given the fact that only 4 bands per class in the entire state made the cut. Now with 6 per class advancing, it has less value. And in 5A, having half the fiel
    2 points
  44. I think if the trend that we are now seeing continues, the season will be cancelled once again. Hate to be a pessimist, but the covid numbers right now with the new variant are more rampant than they were last year when things eventually got cancelled.
    2 points
  45. Link the kyband page when you post contest information please. The guy works hard on the site and deserves at the traffic we can give him. https://kyband.com/event/boyle-county-rebel-showdown/
    2 points
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