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MikeZ

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  1. MikeZ

    New KMEA Guidelines

    It amuses me that folks consider keeping people safe as "taking your season away". There may not be another person on this board that cares more about the marching arts than me. That said, I will gladly sacrifice the 2020 season to keep humans safe. The #1 priority should be getting students back in buildings for education. If learning is being done remotely, there is no band period...indoors or outdoors. I would much rather focus on getting kids safely in class than learning the opening set of the 2020 marching band show. Can both things be done safely? That's the big question...and right now I have not seen an answer that I'm comfortable with. Z Loves marching band, but loves my health more.
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    2020 Marching Shows!!

    Troopers used the title track as the opening to their 2018 show. It was only about 1 minute of actual show time, but it worked pretty well. It was strange to hear Troopers playing My Chemical Romance. Z #11
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    New KMEA Guidelines

    It's July. It seems silly to say today that an event is going to go on as scheduled in November. I hope everything goes off as planned, but as things stand today, I can't imagine a single marching band contest taking place in the fall. Instead of trying to figure out logistics for marching band, I wish all focus would be on how to get students back in buildings full time in the fall. I understand that you have to plan as if things are going to happen, but I have not seen anything that convinces me we can do marching band safely in the fall. Z The answer to every question is still " I don't know", and I'm okay with that.
  4. MikeZ

    New KMEA Guidelines

    Shoot me a message when you hear about Campbell County. Apparently, you are the person with all the info. Z Wonders if I can run a basics block with a mask on?
  5. MikeZ

    Jobs OPEN in 2020//

    There are bands in the state who performed at shows yet never competed in a circuit championship. Those bands are not on the “list”. I guess maybe they don’t count. Z Does not consider Mr. Dover a reliable news source.
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    New KMEA Guidelines

    Lassiter has had 2 bands make a BOA regional final before. I don’t know about KMEA, but both Avon and Broken Arrow have competitive and non competitive marching bands. Z More likely to see no marching bands than 1 school with 2 marching bands in 2020.
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    New KMEA Guidelines

    I have no inside information, but I would imagine things will mimic KHSAA. Blowtorch shared some of the guidelines they are adopting, and I have seen others as I have a daughter that is involved in athletics. I think things are going to be challenging, but I am keeping my fingers crossed that some type of scaled back season can happen. As it stands right now, I'm just waiting for a phone call telling me to show up for basics. Z This is the longest I have gone in 30 years without being inside or in front of a basics block.
  8. MikeZ

    Jobs OPEN in 2020//

    I was worried about how the fall was going to go, but Ben Dover told me things are getting better and the season will be fine. I will sleep much better tonight... Z People are dumb
  9. MikeZ

    2020 Finals Predictions

    Ryle is really really good. That’s all. Z Ryle fan.
  10. MikeZ

    Corona Talk

    Our current situation is much easier to cope with if you can accept that the answer to every single question is..."I don't know". I understand that everyone wants answers, but speculation at this point (even by "experts") is literally just a guess. The way I'm getting through this is by having a set schedule/routine and accepting that nobody knows what will be happening next week, next month, or next year. Z Okay with not knowing.
  11. MikeZ

    2020 Finals Predictions

    How you decide to perceive the downvote is your problem. I see it as sarcastic and funny. Z It's just a dumb red arrow. I don't get it...
  12. MikeZ

    Jobs OPEN in 2020//

    Conner Middle. Z Stay safe everyone.
  13. MikeZ

    SMBC 2020 Location

    In 1996, Phantom was 4th in quarterfinals ( .1 out of 5th) and tied for 1st in finals. Regiment was nearly 4 points behind BD at quarters and tied them at finals. Regiment had the more fun "show" but Blue Devils were the best drum and bugle corps in 1996. Z 90's drumcorps...my wheelhouse.
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    SMBC 2020 Location

    I live less than 5 minutes from downtown Cincinnati. I have Cincinnati Reds season tickets. I do not park in downtown Cincinnati for any reason. This is all pie in the sky thinking. State is not going to be held in Cincinnati. People constantly think KMEA just picks wherever they want to host the event and it magically happens. I do not envy the powers that be who have to do the hard work of securing a site for state. I'm sure it's not easy, and I would guess it gets more challenging every year. Z Would be happy to travel 5 minutes to a state finals in Cincinnati.
  15. MikeZ

    Grand Nationals

    Because all humans are exactly the same. If it was good for you, it must be good for everyone. Z Did not do marching band as a middle school student...ended up doing okay in this activity.
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