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  1. Brass33

    Overdue for a comeback

    I always enjoy Louisville Male whenever I see them. A quality program that produces some great musicians.
  2. Brass33

    Corona Talk

    My belief is the season will happen but there will be spectator restrictions/guidelines to adhere to social distancing. I think it’s highly unlikely that the season will be canceled.
  3. Brass33

    2020 Marching Shows!!

    An Instagram account I follow (BoaMoments) that usually posts about BOA groups posted on their story that Lafayette’s show is titled “Peace of Mind” Unless I missed it on my news feed, I don’t think Lafayette has posted anything about it so I don’t know how accurate that is.
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    2020 Finals Predictions

    I will freely admit things can change, but in the winter, there was some confidence that HC was coming back. You might have more up to date info than me.
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    2020 Finals Predictions

    Fwiw, I don’t see Lafayette taking a dip anytime soon.
  6. Brass33

    2020 Finals Predictions

    Also, I heard back at KMEA that the chances of Henry Clay coming back were “extremely high”
  7. Brass33

    2020 Finals Predictions

    I don’t think anyone has bashed Ryle as a program. I think we all agree they’re great. Most of this discussion was directed at a post referring to Ryle’s placement this past year as ground-breaking and something that has never been done before. Which, imo, is a bit of an overreaction. Idk, maybe I’ve grown immune over time on here. I was on the front lines against the NH conspiracy theorists in 2017/2018. Having gone through that, I feel like most threads are sunshine’s and rainbows in comparison lol
  8. Brass33

    2020 Finals Predictions

    Heck, I’m bored, so I’ll add in my two cents. I think these “barriers” Ryle is breaking down has more to do with a certain program taking a step back (Dunbar) and more wiggle room in finals (NH backing out) rather than Ryle taking a monumental leap forward. Is Ryle a great band? Yes. Should they be commended for their recent success? Absolutely But let’s quit acting like this has never been done before in 5A. If we’re wanting to really talk about breaking barriers in 5A, I think Eastern 2011 is a much better example, fwiw. Also, *hot take* I think the spreads in 5A had way more to do with performance order than anything else. I think the judges over-scored Ryle and didn’t give enough room to score Lafayette and MC at the top (without giving out upper-90s scores, which no judge wants to do). Which, imo, made the spreads misleading.
  9. Brass33

    2020 Finals Predictions

    I love being lectured on positivity by someone named “Ben Dover”
  10. That 4:1 ratio is pretty close to what it’s like at most BOA Super Regionals and some Regionals. If we were wanting to decrease that ratio, I’d be more in favor of keeping the 4 finalist and decreasing the semis pool to 12. But that wouldn’t go over well.
  11. BOA is expanding finals due to increased participation the past few years at Regional comps. KMEA is expanding in hopes to increase participation. I’d say there’s a difference.
  12. Brass33

    2020 Finals Predictions

    There’s always the possibility of a down year. However, I expect Lafayette and MC to both be even better next year. MC was really young last year thanks to a huge freshman class. Lafayette is apparently returning almost 90% of last years group........ I think those two groups will create even more separation between them and the rest of the class.
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    SMBC 2020 Location

    My opinion is that if we’re going to have 6 finalists, we should go down to 4 classes Again, watch for the programs that return to KMEA this year after causing a fuss last year because of “deeper” issues within KMEA. There was only one issue. And it wasn’t that deep.
  14. Brass33

    Jobs OPEN in 2020//

    Yes. I saw an article about the situation on Facebook. Resigned.
  15. Brass33

    SMBC 2020 Location

    Took a peek at the Hornrank boards and someone on there is saying Lafayette to GN is now “Up in the air” and that signs don’t look encouraging in regards to them making the trip. I haven’t heard anything new on my end. Have I missed something?