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  1. 23 points
    I have never complained about this before, but 6 downvotes on a post simply sharing rankings? Regardless of whether you agree or disagree, that is absurd. I put in at least 5 hours a week making these rankings for you all to have a vision of how our community and forum currently views the standings of our bands. I’ve marched in a band that has performed better than what these rankings said as well as worse, so I understand both sides of it. Just please try to be more understanding in the future because this has been something I’ve noticed all season but wanted to ignore because I don’t really care about my rating, it’s just frustrating putting in all of that work and seeing people discredit it so quickly.
  2. 15 points
    I find it interesting that just last week Morehead was going to be a great show with loads of talent yet somehow now it’s became the show someone goes to if they need a distinguished rating ! Just because bourbon didn’t win now it’s incorrect judging let’s be honest the three top bands in this contest were great bands period ! MC deserved to win they are good Harrison had a great run in finals as well as bourbon but why take away anything from Harrison because they came out on top of Bourbon ? Just seems like someone looking for excuses...my band was tied lower than we thought we should be but overall the top three bands were just as that the top three bands of the day !
  3. 13 points
    Here's week 6 of our KMEA power rankings! I'm so thankful we were able to have this again this year, and with by far the highest participation yet! I will continue these through finals results! A Washington County: 122 points (HR: 12 first place votes) (16 App.) LW: 1 Hancock County: 106 points (HR: 4 first place votes) (16 App.) LW: 2 Cumberland County: 96 points (HR: 5 second place votes) (16 App.) LW: 3 Williamstown: 75 points (HR: 3 third place votes) (15 App.) LW: 4 Mayfield: 47 points (HR: 1 second place vote) (15 App.) LW: 5 Owensboro Catholic: 43 points (HR: 2 third place votes) (14 App.) LW: 6 Campbellsville: 42 points (HR: 4 fifth place votes) (16 App.) LW: 7 Harlan: 28 points (HR: 1 fourth place vote) (10 App.) LW: 8 Others receiving points: Metcalfe County (7), Danville (5), Nicholas County (5) AA Murray: 127 points (HR: 14 first place votes) (16 App.) LW: 1 Beechwood: 113 points (HR: 2 first place votes) (16 App.) LW: 2 Russell Independent: 96 points (HR: 16 third place votes) (16 App.) LW: 3 Mercer County: 68 points (HR: 12 fourth place votes) (16 App.) LW: 4 Hart County: 60 points (HR: 3 fourth place votes) (16 App.) LW: 5 Trigg County: 45 points (HR: 3 fifth place votes) (15 App.) LW: 6 Casey County: 35 points (HR: 1 fourth place vote) (10 App.) LW: 7 Russellville: 10 points (HR: 2 sixth place votes) (10 App.) LW: 8 Others receiving points: Nelson County (8), Paducah Tilghman (6), Warren East (5), Caldwell County (2), Henry County (1) AAA Estill County: 127 points (HR: 15 first place votes) (16 App.) LW: 1 Adair County: 102 points (HR: 1 first place vote) (16 App.) LW: 3 Russell County: 99 points (HR: 7 second place votes) (16 App.) LW: 2 Glasgow: 82 points (HR: 1 second place vote) (16 App.) LW: 4 Taylor County: 62 points (HR: 4 fourth place votes) (16 App.) LW: 5 LaRue County: 40 points (HR: 5 fifth place votes) (14 App.) LW: 6 Garrard County: 33 points (HR: 2 fifth place votes) (15 App.) LW: 7 Pulaski County: 14 points (HR: 1 sixth place vote) (8 App.) LW: NR Others receiving points: John Hardin (7), Boyle County (3) AAAA Bourbon County: 121 points (HR: 11 first place votes) (16 App.) LW: 2 Anderson County: 112 points (HR: 2 first place votes) (16 App.) LW: 1 Harrison County: 95 points (HR: 3 first place votes) (16 App.) LW: 3 South Laurel: 78 points (HR: 2 third place votes) (16 App.) LW: 4 Madisonville: 62 points (HR: 3 fourth place votes) (16 App.) LW: 5 Hopkinsville: 53 points (HR: 1 third place vote) (16 App.) LW: 6 Bullitt East: 22 points (HR: 3 sixth place votes) (11 App.) LW: 7 Barren County: 13 points (HR: 2 sixth place votes) (7 App.) LW: NR Others Receiving points: Christian County (9), Owensboro (7), Woodford County (2), Madison Southern (2) AAAAA Lafayette: 125 points (HR: 13 first place votes) (16 App.) LW: 1 Madison Central: 113 points (HR: 3 first place votes) (16 App.) LW: 2 Larry A. Ryle: 89 points (HR: 12 third place votes) (16 App.) LW: 3 Eastern: 80 points (HR: 2 second place votes) (16 App.) LW: 4 Campbell County: 60 points (HR: 2 fifth place votes) (16 App.) LW: 5 George Rogers Clark: 59 points (HR: 1 third place vote) (16 App.) LW: 6 Daviess County: 28 points (HR: 13 seventh place votes) (15 App.) LW: 7 Paul Laurence Dunbar: 14 points (HR: 1 fifth place vote) (9 App.) LW: 8 Others receiving points: Henderson County (7), McCracken County (1) Overall Lafayette: 236 points (HR: 13 first place votes) (16 App.) LW: 1 Bourbon County: 210 points (HR: 10 second place votes) (16 App.) LW: 4 Madison Central: 205 points (HR: 2 first place votes) (16 App.) LW: 2 Anderson County: 193 points (HR: 1 first place vote) (16 App.) LW: 3 Estill County: 164 points (HR: 1 third place vote) (16 App.) LW: 5 Harrison County: 135 points (HR: 3 third place votes) (15 App.) LW: 7 Larry A. Ryle: 134 points (HR: 1 fourth place vote) (15 App.) LW: 6 Murray: 117 points (HR: 1 fifth place vote) (16 App.) LW: 9 Eastern: 98 points (HR: 1 fourth place vote) (14 App.) LW: 10 Adair County: 81 points (HR: 3 seventh place votes) (15 App.) LW: 11 Russell County: 79 points (HR: 1 fifth place vote) (12 App.) LW: 8 Beechwood: 75 points (HR: 2 eighth place votes) (16 App.) LW: 13 South Laurel: 66 points (HR: 1 seventh place vote) (13 App.) LW: 12 Campbell County: 45 points (HR: 1 eighth place vote) (15 App.) LW: 14 Glasgow: 24 points (HR: 2 eleventh place votes) (9 App.) LW: NR Others receiving points: Madisonville-North Hopkins (23), George Rogers Clark (21), Hopkinsville (11), Taylor County (3)
  4. 12 points
    I really don't understand where this criticism of Lafayette is coming from. Since Lafayette is good again they should be competing with the best BOA bands to prove it? They choose to do easy shows to win a trophy in their backyard which says they're good? If you take a historical look at Lafayette, they have always competed in BOA during their strongest years and typically made a great showing. You really don't see a drop in their results until the start of this decade (I have a little theory as to why the quality in our best 5A bands dropped at the beginning of this decade but that's for another topic). Don't quote me on this but I believe this was because they were going through some financial troubles during their "weaker" years. I think they also had what I would describe as an identity crisis in their show design (think of 14' and 15'). So with both of these things happening I think that's why they took a step back from BOA. So now that they've won state the past two years we suddenly expect them to run out into BOA. Because to prove that they're worthy of the governor's cup you have to be able to hang with some of the best BOA bands? I can understand that we would want some of our best to represent KY on the national stage but I think some of us are being too quick to judge Lafayette. The last time they participated in BOA they didn't make finals. By choosing the TN regional it'll be later in the season, which means they'll most likely have their full show on the field for feedback, which will give them a better grasp of how prepared they are to head back into BOA. Yes they could have gone to Louisville but early season is always risky when half your show is on the field. Especially at events as competitive as BOA and if you're going into a circuit you haven't competed with in years. I would bet that they would have done the Dayton regional had it not been moved to Muncie which meant TN was their next best option. So no, I don't see the TN regional as the "easy" choice because they want to get as high a placement as possible. I see it as the "we're going to make sure we're prepared for this and get our best feedback possible" choice. Signed, A North Hardin alumni who likes cheering on our fellow KY bands. . . . . Take some notes nohohos
  5. 11 points
    I think that really is an insult to the bands that did out perform Bourbon and won. Let’s not minimize their accomplishment by bashing the contest.
  6. 11 points
    I want to say thank you to Paradise for putting this together for all of us to partake In and see all of our opinions averaged out. I’m sure it takes tons of time and effort and dedication. Now to the ingrate who downvoted the rankings. I have seen some really upsetting post around these rankings for a couple weeks, with downvotes on the rankings themselves and comments on how stupid they are and so on. This is merely other people’s predictions combined into a collective ranking. The placements might not be how you see it. It’s not really how I see it right now either, but it gives us a good idea of what others might be seeing. It’s for fun, it is not the end all be all. Keep it positive and appreciate the hard work it probably takes to do this. Think a little
  7. 10 points
    What I love about this season is that nobody is a runaway champion really. Every band I think will win could very easily be defeated. I also haven’t been able to see any live performances this season so going strictly off of videos and season success I see it going like this. 1A Washington Cumberland Williamstown Hancock. I don’t imagine Williamstown not making finals. Washington is the band to beat but I think Cumberland has an outside chance. 2A Murray Beechwood Russell Ind. Mercer i can see multiple bands and maybe even one out of left field take that 4th spot. Russell has seemed to lock themselves in as finalist but anything could happen. I think Murray has it this year but Beechwood is rising and I’m excited to see this be a steady 2 band race for years to come. 3A Estill Adair Russell Glasgow a lot of bands on the bubble fighting for that 4th spot. I think Adair and Estill right now stands at one and two and could easily flipped as it has the last couple of years. After watching BOA Johnson city finals I was shocked not to see Russell in the finals mix with some of these bands and do believe this puts them in that 3rd spot. 4A Bourbon Anderson Harrison South Laurel. The class that was once impossible to accurately predict the top 4 actually seems like the most locked down to me. Bourbons win over Madison Central was a huge success. However I’ve seen many regular season miracles turn into SMBC disappointments and I’m really loving Anderson this year. Harrison seems to be safely 3rd but could also be out scored by south Laurel with the right performance and draw. I don’t really see anyone taking these 4 except maybe Madisonville. 5A Lafayette Madison Central Ryle Eastern “the new sheets are all about effect” well you know what helps generate effect? Cleanliness. And Lafayette is a whole lot of shiny squeaky clean and I’m almost positive it will land on top this season but MC has power and with some of the right energy I think they could win over the judges.
  8. 10 points
    A Washington County: 121 points (HR: 11 first place votes) (16 App.) LW: 2 Hancock County: 104 points (HR: 4 first place votes) (16 App.) LW: 4 Cumberland County: 94 points (HR: 1 first place vote) (16 App.) LW: 1 Williamstown: 83 points (HR: 1 second place vote) (15 App.) LW: 3 Mayfield: 44 points (HR: 1 second place vote) (15 App.) LW: 7 Owensboro Catholic: 40 points (HR: 2 fourth place votes) (13 App.) LW: 6 Campbellsville: 38 points (HR: 3 fifth place votes) (15 App.) LW: 5 Harlan: 33 points (HR: 1 fourth place vote) (10 App.) LW: 8 Others receiving points: Nicholas County (7), Danville (6), Metcalfe County (6) AA Murray: 126 points (HR: 14 first place votes) (16 App.) LW: 1 Beechwood: 114 points (HR: 2 first place votes) (16 App.) LW: 2 Russell Independent: 96 points (HR: 16 third place votes) (16 App.) LW: 3 Mercer County: 75 points (HR: 12 fourth place votes) (16 App.) LW: 4 Hart County: 58 points (HR: 3 fourth place votes) (16 App.) LW: 5 Trigg County: 38 points (HR: 3 fifth place votes) (15 App.) LW: 6 Casey County: 31 points (HR: 1 fourth place vote) (10 App.) LW: 7 Russellville: 17 points (HR: 2 sixth place votes) (10 App.) LW: 8 Others receiving points: Nelson County (9), Paducah Tilghman (6), Warren East (4), Caldwell County (2) AAA Estill County: 124 points (HR: 12 first place votes) (16 App.) LW: 1 Russell County: 111 points (HR: 4 first place votes) (16 App.) LW: 2 Adair County: 97 points (HR: 5 second place votes) (16 App.) LW: 3 Glasgow: 77 points (HR: 3 third place votes) (16 App.) LW: 4 Taylor County: 58 points (HR: 5 fourth place votes) (16 App.) LW: 5 LaRue County: 49 points (HR: 5 fifth place votes) (15 App.) LW: 6 Garrard County: 37 points (HR: 2 fifth place votes) (15 App.) LW: 7 John Hardin: 10 points (HR: 1 seventh place vote) (9 App.) LW: 8 Others receiving points: Pulaski County (7), Boyle County (3), Allen County-Scottsville (2), Calloway County (1) AAAA Anderson County: 118 points (HR: 9 first place votes) (16 App.) LW: 1 Bourbon County: 113 points (HR: 4 first place votes) (16 App.) LW: 2 Harrison County: 96 points (HR: 3 first place votes) (16 App.) LW: 3 South Laurel: 80 points (HR: 1 second place vote) (16 App.) LW: 4 Madisonville: 62 points (HR: 2 fourth place votes) (16 App.) LW: 5 Hopkinsville: 52 points (HR: 3 fourth place votes) (16 App.) LW: 6 Bullitt East: 24 points (HR: 3 sixth place votes) (13 App.) LW: 7 Owensboro: 12 points (HR: 4 seventh place votes) (8 App.) LW: NR Others Receiving points: Barren County (12), Madison Southern (5), South Warren (2) AAAAA Lafayette: 123 points (HR: 11 first place votes) (16 App.) LW: 1 Madison Central: 117 points (HR: 5 first place votes) (16 App.) LW: 2 Larry A. Ryle: 91 points (HR: 12 third place votes) (16 App.) LW: 3 Eastern: 71 points (HR: 3 third place votes) (15 App.) LW: 4 Campbell County: 61 points (HR: 2 fourth place votes) (16 App.) LW: 5 George Rogers Clark: 58 points (HR: 1 third place vote) (16 App.) LW: 6 Daviess County: 28 points (HR: 1 sixth place vote) (14 App.) LW: 7 Paul Laurence Dunbar: 19 points (HR: 1 fifth place vote) (12 App.) LW: 8 Others receiving points: Henderson County (7), McCracken County (1) Overall Lafayette: 230 points (HR: 9 first place votes) (16 App.) LW: 1 Madison Central: 224 points (HR: 5 first place votes) (16 App.) LW: 2 Anderson County: 193 points (HR: 1 first place vote) (16 App.) LW: 4 Bourbon County: 192 points (HR: 1 first place vote) (16 App.) LW: 3 Estill County: 162 points (HR: 2 third place votes) (16 App.) LW: 6 Larry A. Ryle: 138 points (HR: 1 third place vote) (15 App.) LW: 5 Harrison County: 132 points (HR: 3 third place votes) (15 App.) LW: 7 Russell County: 120 points (HR: 4 fifth place votes) (16 App.) LW: 8 Murray: 113 points (HR: 2 sixth place votes) (16 App.) LW: 9 Eastern: 94 points (HR: 2 sixth place votes) (14 App.) LW: 10 Adair County: 79 points (HR: 2 seventh place votes) (14 App.) LW: 11 South Laurel: 66 points (HR: 1 eighth place vote) (14 App.) LW: 13 Beechwood: 57 points (HR: 2 eighth place votes) (13 App.) LW: 12 Campbell County: 42 points (HR: 1 fifth place vote) (12 App.) LW: 14 Madisonville: 21 points (HR: 1 eleventh place vote) (10 App.) LW: 15 Others receiving points: Glasgow (21), George Rogers Clark (16), Hopkinsville (14), Taylor County (5), Cumberland County (1)
  9. 10 points
    First off the bat. 5A is not less competitive because of the class change. It is less competitive because North Hardin, Central Hardin, and Henry Clay decided to dip. So we will not be blaming the changes for that one. Secondly. I do think 1A and 2A are still somewhat competitive. Is it as high of a caliber? No. but there is still a huge question mark in those classes as to who will be in finals outside of Washington/Williamstown and Murray /Beechwood and still having a leading top 2 is no different than the old 1A, 2A, 3A, and 5A. And the bands in 1A and 2A competing for 3rd and 4th are close in caliber. Third off. 6 finalist would be more than ENOUGH for 3A and 4A. You can’t take every band and I’m sorry that’s such a hard hard pill for us to swallow. Every state has classifications, nationals has classifications and bands in every circuit have bands advance when bands better than them do not. (Look at BOA’s class advancement system for semis. Many 1A bands get a Saturday performance above 2A, 3A, and 4A bands far better than them). This new system makes the competition more fair in each class. We have seen a beechwood band of almost 100 in 1A against bands such as hazard. Adair pushed down to 2A where the closest band only ever got to 3 points behind them on finals night. Bands bigger than a 5A finalist dominate 3A all in the old system and now we cry because these bands are forced to compete with their own caliber while the bands below them have a fighting chance to compete with theirs. Fourthly. This new change I believe has pushed many bands to go harder and be better. I’m seeing many many bands in 1A and 2A push and improve tremendously because they have a shot. And the bands in the other classes stay at the same caliber or better to secure their spot. It really isn’t a bad system right now. My opinion might change come the next couple of years but right now I’m not hating it.
  10. 9 points
    Hopkinsville might very well make finals, but of course they might not. I personally do not have them making it. They have a larger hurdle to cross this year for a multitude of reasons - NONE of which involve lack of props or storyline. That is one of the most ridiculous things posted on this forum in a long time. With all that has gone on there, it's amazing they have stayed up to the level that they have, and I admire those kids for pushing as hard as they have. I'm going to be honest. I don't think the sheets matter. At all. Unless they were so drastically different that they tell the judges to do something like "reward 2 additional points for each handstand, reward 10 points if the group gets into a massive battle with their instruments". Music still holds the majority in the weight. Almost all of the SMBC judges come from out of state. They are going to reward bands that are the best visually and musically based on how all of them do in every single circuit they judge. None of them will be looking at a band on the field and saying "OH, this band would've been first in Oklahoma! But, this is Kentucky, so I'll give them third place. Better luck next year!" It's a subjective activity. If your band marches and performs visually the best, then they will be rewarded. Not based on the sheet, but based on the experience of the judge and what they have been used to. If your band plays the best, they will be rewarded the same way. I do not believe sheets will change the results in the slightest. I do not believe Lafayette has modified their styles due to sheets, they have done so because that's what performers want to be a part of and how staff want to teach. There has not been some drastic change this year, there will not be some drastic change next year. Will there be change? Sure! Gradual change, just as the activity has always seen. I wouldn't have wanted to be in parade drill with high-mark, so I'm glad the activity does change over time These complaints that KMEA is "too BOA" is just crazy to me. Everyone every single year has always complained about how KMEA needs to push towards BOA-sheets. Now they have. People still complain. My prediction is that the results for SMBC wouldn't change regardless of the sheets used. My second prediction is that people will always complain about the sheets no matter what they are, as there needs to be SOME reason their group doesn't do as well as others, so it must be the sheets.
  11. 9 points
    Ryle: I really enjoyed this show overall! I truly believe this band has grown so much since Joe Craig took over. The band has a really nice full sound, and overall the musical book is really arranged nicely for the ensemble! Visually the show develops nicely, but I will say with the uniforms, it does take a lot of time to develop into the new colors that are created for the sleeves. Overall I think more color to represent the thought process could add a lot more flavor to the show! My placement: 3rd Actual Placement 2nd Southwestern: Although these past two years have been life changing for this ensemble, I believe last year was a much more energetic and exciting program for this group. The direction of this show both musically and visually seems lost over the course of the show. Woodwinds are very strong throughout the program, but the Brass seems to have some moments of greatness, yet a lot of moments of struggle. I’m interested in what focus they are trying to get to come across. Hopefully the band cleans well over the next few weeks! The uniforms are really nice for the group! They pop really well! My placement: 7th Actual Placment: 6th Williamstown: I love the uniforms for this group! Overall the band makes pretty decent sounds, but they are missing a lot of wonderful opportunities to really enhance the musical book. The percussion being so far back doesn’t really do the ensemble any favors, a lot of balance issues from front to back. Visually this whole show should be designed around the props, but they never move. I personally don’t understand what they are doing with the concept because it’s only led off of voice-overs and they aren’t getting too much impact from what they are trying to do visually! I think the concept is great, but they are missing out on so much! I hope they figure it all out! The West A groups could run them out of finals! My placement 5th Actual Placement 5th Campbellsville: I love this group! They are continuing to get better each year! Opener starts strong and really has energy, but the momentum went away after that! You can tell they are still cleaning and making changes, and if they gather that opener focus they will make finals! My placement 6th Actual Placment 7th South Laurel: lots of content, lots of great performers and the ENERGY is there from start to finish! I honestly have no complaints about this show, but I know they still have things to work on from an overall conceptual side of things. My placement: 2nd Actual Placement: 3rd Madison Southern: Intersting show with decent music, and a great percussion and guard! Biggest concern was pacing and thought process of drill, it didn’t seem to do them any favors in a lot of spots! My placement: 4th Actual Placment 4th Estill Co: Just WOW! Power, energy, loads of content and demand!! In my mind they are the best band in 3A! My only wish would be that they picked a different color for the performance tops at the end just to keep that strong and bold feeling from the uniform! My Placment 1st by 5 points Actual Placment 1st Madison Central: Big Band, Big Sound, Massive Guard, Thought of the show is neat, but still has a lot of defining to get done. Stronger Individuals are going to be key in the process for the band! Overall a great contest with great bands!!
  12. 9 points
    Hey everyone! I am so sorry these are being posted so late. This week has been one of the busiest and emotionally straining that I have had in my college career and I really appreciate the patience. Having the opportunity to oversee these has always been a privilege and I am excited to continue to do this for all of us. Moving forward, The date for judges to submit rankings will be Tuesday at 6 p.m. This should give everyone time to look over the recaps on kyband.com and curate their set of rankings. This will also allow me to work on them on my free day, Wednesday, so that I can hopefully get these out to you all much sooner than I have been this year. Also, I am sorry that the columns are not perfectly even. It looks beautiful in Word and then on here it all goes askew. A Washington County: 124 points (HR: 13 first place votes) (16 App.) LW: 1 Cumberland County: 112 points (HR: 3 first place votes) (16 App.) LW: 2 Williamstown: 85 points (HR: 2 second place votes) (16 App.) LW: 3 Mayfield: 57 points (HR: 1 second place vote) (14 App.) LW: 4 Campbellsville: 52 points (HR: 2 fourth place votes) (15 App.) LW: 5 Owensboro Catholic: 45 points (HR: 1 second place vote) (11 App.) LW: 6 Danville: 39 points (HR: 4 fourth place votes) (13 App.) LW: 7 Hancock County: 28 points (HR: 2 third place votes) (6 App.) LW: NR Others receiving points: Nicholas County (19), Metcalfe County (12), Powell County (1), Harlan (1), Paris (1) AA Murray: 127 points (HR: 15 first place votes) (16 App.) LW: 1 Beechwood: 112 points (HR: 1 first place vote) (16 App.) LW: 2 Russell Independent: 86 points (HR: 1 second place vote) (16 App.) LW: 5 Mercer County: 77 points (HR: 1 third place vote) (16 App.) LW: 3 Hart County: 67 points (HR: 3 third place votes) (16 App.) LW: 4 Trigg County: 42 points (HR: 4 fifth place votes) (14 App.) LW: 6 Casey County: 21 points (HR: 2 fifth place votes) (8 App.) LW: 7 Caldwell County: 14 points (HR: 6 seventh place votes) (8 App.) LW: 8 Others receiving points: Russellville (12), Nelson County (10), Marion County (4), Henry County (2), Lewis County (1), Paducah Tilghman (1) AAA Russell County: 114 points (HR: 8 first place votes) (16 App.) LW: 1 Adair County: 112 points (HR: 6 first place votes) (16 App.) LW: 2 Estill County: 107 points (HR: 2 first place votes) (16 App.) LW: 3 Taylor County: 68 points (HR: 8 fourth place votes) (16 App.) LW: 4 LaRue County: 57 points (HR: 1 second place vote) (15 App.) LW: 6 Garrard County: 47 points (HR: 1 fourth place vote) (16 App.) LW: 5 Glasgow: 41 points (HR: 2 fourth place votes) (15 App.) LW: 7 John Hardin: 19 points (HR: 2 sixth place votes) (12 App.) LW: 8 Others receiving points: Boyle County (4), Wayne County (4), Pulaski County (3) AAAA Bourbon County: 124 points (HR: 13 first place votes) (16 App.) LW: 1 Anderson County: 112 points (HR: 3 first place votes) (16 App.) LW: 2 Harrison County: 84 points (HR: 2 second place votes) (16 App.) LW: 3 South Laurel: 78 points (HR: 2 second place votes) (16 App.) LW: 5 Madisonville: 53 points (HR: 1 third place vote) (15 App.) LW: 4 Hopkinsville: 47 points (HR: 1 third place vote) (13 App.) LW: 7 Bullitt East: 35 points (HR: 2 fourth place votes) (13 App.) LW: 6 Grant County: 22 points (HR: 1 fourth place vote) (12 App.) LW: 8 Others Receiving points: Barren County (11), Owensboro (7), Madison Southern (2), South Warren (1) AAAAA Lafayette: 123 points (HR: 5 first place votes) (16 App.) LW: 2 Madison Central: 117 points (HR: 11 first place votes) (16 App.) LW: 1 Larry A. Ryle: 93 points (HR: 13 third place votes) (16 App.) LW: 3 Campbell County: 68 points (HR: 2 third place votes) (16 App.) LW: 6 Eastern: 67 points (HR: 1 third place vote) (16 App.) LW: 4 George Rogers Clark: 41 points (HR: 2 fourth place votes) (12 App.) LW: 8 Paul Laurence Dunbar: 28 points (HR: 4 fifth place votes) (12 App.) LW: 5 Daviess County: 23 points (HR: 8 seventh place votes) (15 App.) LW: 7 Others receiving points: Henderson County (13), McCracken County (3)
  13. 9 points
    Difficult finals lineup for sure. A lot of this could be very close. I have PLD and Russell Independent getting into Finals here but Woodford would be close. Also pretty high on Madison Southern but I think they've earned the hype this year. And of course, having Madison Central win over Bourbon is dependent what happens two weeks before. However, even if Bourbon does beat Madison Central at Morehead, I'd still say Madison Central wins here. Two weeks between competitions is time to clean the drill and music, and this Madison Central band can be deadly at the end of a season after they've got everything cleaned up well. Will be close nonetheless, but giving it to Madison Central. 1A Paris Powell County Lloyd Memorial 2A Beechwood Russell Independent Mercer County Owen County Lewis County 3A Taylor County Garrard County Pulaski County East Jessamine Highlands West Jessamine 4A Bourbon County Madison Southern Woodford County 5A Madison Central Larry A. Ryle Paul Laurence Dunbar Finals Madison Central Bourbon County Larry A. Ryle Taylor County Beechwood Madison Southern Garrard County Pulaski County Paul Laurence Dunbar Russell Independent
  14. 9 points
    I somewhat understand your point, but tonight is really not a great example of small bands struggling to compete against larger bands, given that Beechwood got RGC.
  15. 8 points
    I made this account only because I have been watching this forum for years and yet have not seen such childish behavior before. 18 out of 19 of your posts have been about Hopkinsville. No one will deny that Hoptown has a great program, but you're being ridiculous. As much as you call the other person a hater, it is so obvious you're a homer. Being a fan is cool, but you asked the person to make a rebuttal and once they did, you respond like this. Think about how you're behaving.
  16. 8 points
    As of now: 1. Russell county 2. Estill county 3. Glasgow 4. Adair/Larue
  17. 8 points
    Lafayette - 77.05 Beechwod - 72.05 Milford - 71.75 Campbell - 71.75 Harrison - 71.05 GRC - 67.7 Washington - 62.95 Williamstown - 62.55 North Oldham - 62.45 Grant - 62.2
  18. 8 points
    Hello @colorguard10101 and welcome aboard. Freshly created an account and your first - and one and only - post is to bash a current director. I'm guessing the director at your school at that. Not a good look. Update - And within a couple minutes of posting, this gets a downvote.Seems @colorguard10101 was on here the same time I was. lol
  19. 7 points
  20. 7 points
    In all seriousness, can we finally put to rest the narrative that Lafayette can’t compete nationally? The stereotypes people attach to that program are so ignorant and unwarranted (Box drill, easy shows, doesn’t have a good sound, etc.) I’m glad they shut people up tonight. Lafayette and Estill made a statement for our state. Congrats to both.
  21. 7 points
    Strategy! Why is everyone so bent on making an issue of this. It’s really not a bad thing to not reveal every aspect of a show until State regardless of your band affiliation. Whether u want to call it building the show or I call it revealing aspects of the show it’s all the same. We don’t see the entire package until State most times. “Holding back” may have been the wrong phrase to use but it’s not really that big of a deal.
  22. 7 points
    It's a wonder why their director might be getting "pink slipped" when the band is "surprisingly impressive."
  23. 7 points
    Hey now...when you make a bad take, we should be allowed to punish you in the only way possible - by clicking a down arrow on your words. It’s only when your self worth is tied to your reputation on a high school marching band forum that a problem arises.
  24. 7 points
    Paradice's Take: In 1A, there is not really any change besides the surge of Hancock County into 8th place. They overtook Nicholas County despite Nicholas having twice as many appearances as them (12 of 16). In 2A, the biggest movement is Russell Independent, which gained 33 points following their very impressive performance this past weekend. Hart County and Casey County both saw notable dips in their points from the previous week, and Caldwell County again barely slides into the rankings. In 3A, Russell County and Adair County both see small declines in their points and, as a result, Estill County becomes the only third place band in the rankings to have 100 or more points. Taylor County experienced a twelve point dip which is most likely due to LaRue's showing against Russell County, where they came within a point of the perennial 3A finalist and gained 22 points this week. Like LaRue County, Glasgow also sees an increase in points, and as a result of all of this upward movement, John Hardin's points from last week were almost slashed in half. In 4A, South Laurel gained 12 points and Madisonville lost 21, more than likely due to their result at Castle. Hopkinsville also moved ahead of Bullitt East this week. In 5A, we see some of the most dramatic movement of the entire rankings. Lafayette and Madison Central essentially flip from last week, which is quite surprising but shows how our panel viewed Madison Central's close scoring to the bands below them this past weekend. Ryle gained 10 points and Campbell County gained 8, although they jumped from sixth place to fourth. Eastern slides a spot and loses a few points, and then we have George Rogers Clark which gained 29 points. Below them is Paul Laurence Dunbar which lost the most points of any band this week, 38. In 8th place is Daviess County appearing in 15 of 16 judges rankings. There was an issue with the top 15 and they will be posted as soon as it is fully corrected. Again, thank you for your patience and I hope that you enjoy this week's rankings. Look for next week's to be posted on Wednesday night or Thursday night!
  25. 7 points
    Hi everyone! I'm so happy to see increased engagement for the rankings this week. I am extremely sorry that they took this long to be posted, but I am currently sharing them in a new post now. Moving forward, I am going to move the deadline for judges to Tuesday because I am free on Wednesdays and that will allow me to hopefully have more time to work on them for you all!
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