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  1. Saxophone2494

    Bands not going to SMBC

    I promise myself not to go to that show every year and every year there’s a reason to go.
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    Bands not going to SMBC

    Viva La KMEA
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    New System

    It was an epic response but also one that should give everyone In this forum some perspective on what we are starting to be known for in here and we need to figure out how to fix it... not saying I’ve never been part of the problem. But I would love to see this be the welcoming and educational sight it could be.
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    New System

    Oh so you don’t think it’s harsh to just ask students to be in marching band and leave other students out. But you think it’s harsh to give all students an opportunity to audition. Seems right. There is no way you can spin this to make it look like they are in the wrong for having middle schoolers audition. Most directors ask a select group of kids. Nothing wrong with that either but if you think that doesn’t hurt self esteem at volatile age then idk what to tell you... i was in a section of 5 people in my grade. All were aske to March in middle school but me and one other person. Did it hurt my feelings? Yes. Do I wish I could’ve auditioned and at least have the chance. Yes. What did I do? I worked harder for it and improved tremendously. And to anyone out there In middle school who is auditioning or isn’t being asked up. Trust me it’s worth the wait and it’s worth the effort.
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    New System

    What’s wrong with making middle schoolers audition for marching band? Ya’ll need to lay off the Estill hate over this marching band audition insta post. All you have to do is ask. Ask around to people who know. Our Band Dad 72 friend is the 2nd person I have heard from to share what these auditions are. They are nothing but an assessment. A way to get an idea of what the numbers will be in the fall and to choose some middle schoolers. Why is that so horrible??? Why is that reason to Start a rumor about them. And don’t say it’s not a rumor. Unless somebody from that staff gets in here and confirms they are cutting numbers. Then this is nothing more than a few peoples mere interpretation of what “marching band auditions” means to a program they have no part of..
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    New System

    Let’s take some things into consideration. 1- the term “marching band auditions” is pretty broad. It could mean auditions for section leaders, music auditions to determine what part you play, it could simply be an assessment, it could be for solos, it could be for sideline auditioning to be in the drum line. It could be anything. Many of us have never marched at Estill county. We don’t know how they do things. “Marching band auditions” could mean anything 2- why would Estill cut their numbers. What benifit does that band get from cutting their numbers? They have in the last few years outscored 5A finalist, 4A champions, they’ve taken on bands like Bourbon and Adair, and have built on their program making it ever so better year after year. Why would they cut their numbers to skimper back down to 1A? “Because they’ll win” yeah. Nobody is that cynical. 3- it will be harder to cut numbers in the new class system opposed to the pre 2005 system. I don’t think cutting will be as big an issue. How I think most directors will handle it is just by recruiting less middle schoolers.
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    New System

    Why is that an issue?? In most cases using that many would hurt overall performance but if you can get that many middle schoolers in shape to win a state and national title then why not? I understand that some schools might not have the luxury of pulling up middle schoolers in cities like Lexington and the places like Hardin County. But you still see all those schools with bands double or more the size of Bourbon county. Recruiting middle schoolers is not giving any programs any type of advantage.
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    2019 KMEA BOA and DCI show announcements.

    Anyways.... the bluecoats started this.
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    2019 KMEA BOA and DCI show announcements.

    Omg that sounds amazing
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    2019 KMEA BOA and DCI show announcements.

    It’s not my business at the shows either... just the performers.
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    2019 KMEA BOA and DCI show announcements.

    How about all of them.
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    2019 KMEA BOA and DCI show announcements.

    I do t think he means that mad world doesn’t match the show theme he’s saying he doesn’t see how it would sit well with rhapsody in blue
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    2019 KMEA BOA and DCI show announcements.

    Here’s the thing. Its not impossible to make finals in 5A. There are plenty of other groups in other classes that could do it. I say on average 1 or 2. 3 on special years. I watched all of 5A semis. PLD was the 4th best band there that day. BUT they were nothing special and I have seen Henry Clay and Eastern and even Ryle perform better than they did at semis that day. That is nobody’s fault but their own. It’s not the system, it’s not politics. It’s the lack of follow through from these groups. If you want to make finals you can’t just have a good show and a successful season. The judges don’t know that you have out scored so in so 3 times in the last 6 weeks they don’t care. They’re looking at what is being put in front of them then and there. If those groups are leaving because they can’t make finals that’s fine but let it be known they are the reason they can’t. A lot of classes have bands sit out that could be in finals in other classes. 3A for years have had a pretty good bubble that could make finals in 1A or 2A. 4A has one of the tightest classes that have bands from 5th to 8th that could make finals and potentially place top 2 in classes bellow them. The poor poor pitiful 5A group that can’t make finals but could win other classes narrative is getting old dont get bitter get better
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