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Mike Honcho

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Mike Honcho last won the day on December 10 2019

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  1. Mike Honcho

    Jobs OPEN in 2020//

    What jobs are still even open?
  2. Mike Honcho

    New KMEA Guidelines

    Fake news. Depth of sound top to bottom, articulation clarity, woodwind tone and facility, ensemble cohesiveness all are areas with the MC marching band that are glaringly weaker in the years since Mr. Barton's departure. The differences on stage are even more noticeable. Could not agree more. See previous comment. Also fake news. See previous comment.
  3. Mike Honcho

    New KMEA Guidelines

    Because the pandemic situation in Texas and Kentucky are identical right? 🙄
  4. Mike Honcho

    New KMEA Guidelines

    I predict this happens here as well.
  5. Mike Honcho

    2020 Midwest Clinic

    I wonder if the invitation to perform for North Hardin will carry over to next year or no? Does anyone on here from there know? I sure hope they are able to perform
  6. Mike Honcho

    New KMEA Guidelines

    Has anyone on here actually seen these guide lines?
  7. Mike Honcho

    New KMEA Guidelines

    That is probably what WGIFAN is referring to.
  8. Mike Honcho

    New KMEA Guidelines

    Wonder how true this post will turn out to be.
  9. Mike Honcho

    KYBAND.COM 2020 Contest Listing

    I am pretty sure once the list is released, it means it has been voted on and approved and will not be changing.
  10. Mike Honcho

    2020 Finals Predictions

    I will go on record right now as saying do not believe this.
  11. Mike Honcho

    SMBC 2020 Location

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    SMBC 2020 Location

    I stand by my statements. We will see I guess.
  13. 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
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    Box 5 media

    Here is how I understand it - The company Tresona was created by a few lawyers to help music publishers gather payments from groups using music that they hold the copyrights to. They routinely have a team of workers that scour the internet (Facebook , YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) looking for videos of performances (marching bands, show choirs, indoor drum lines - all groups that would potentially be performing arrangements of previously published pieces of music). When they find videos, they check with the publishers to see if permission to arrange was granted to the group. If permission was not granted, Tresona's lawyers send nasty letters to the administration (head principal and head superintendent) and have even filed lawsuits against groups for copyright infringement. One of their first such suits was against the Burbank (Cal) high school show choir program that the tv series Glee was based on. Check here for an article. To use your words, Tresona has a "stranglehold" on the process as they have shown the music publishers that they (Tresona) will do all the legwork and chase down potential copyright violators and therefore can bring revenue to the publishers. Tresona then took their "knowledge" of marching band and such and created a "service" where groups can go through them to secure permission to arrange pieces of music. The kicker (of course) is that Tresona kindly adds an additional fee (usually a couple hundred dollars) on top of whatever amount the music publisher wants to give permission. You ask "why not go about things a different way"? The "different way" would involve directors contacting the music publishing companies directly to chase down permission to arrange directly from them. Sadly, many publishers are starting to direct all such inquiries to Tresona directly.
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    SMBC 2020 Location

    Your lack of basic knowledge/understanding of how the logistic side of band programs work, specifically the cost associated with having a marching band participate in KMEA makes me think you will not believe anyone other than yourself. The fact is when a school is registered with the organization KMEA, they are able to participate in any and all events KMEA offers - marching band contests (state event costs an additional fee of $100), concert band festival (state event also costs an additional fee of $100), solo & ensemble festival, jazz band festival, etc. It also allows students from your school to participate in all the all state events such as all state band, orchestra or choir. Having said that, I will take my comparison of KMEA to MSBA a step further. I think when a director says they prefer MSBA to KMEA, the unspoken part is "the competition is no where as steep at MSBA compared to KMEA so we can feel more "successful" participating in MSBA." Not saying that is every single director or group but that is what I seem to feel when I hear/read that comment from folks about "how much the experience is at MSBA compared to KMEA".