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  1. Saxophone2494

    New KMEA Guidelines

    Okay but how are you so confident in that? I Don’t watch Lafayette’s Facebook page. I don’t have a kid in a program but I trust people on here aren’t just making all that up for the heck of it... I’ve seen BOA’s posts and what not but it still seems to me that it is up in the air and could go either way. I mean, I hope you’re right... but you’re giving a really definitive vibe and you’re not showing anything to back it other than a few social media posts...
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    Jobs OPEN in 2020//

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    Overdue for a comeback

    Would South Oldham be 4A still under the new system? I don’t know if this would be a “come back” I’m not really versed in their history. But since we’re on Oldham schools, I genuinely enjoy North Oldham every year and would love to see them give a good push to rank higher in placement.
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    New KMEA Guidelines

    I mean KMEA is still a business that still needs money to survive. I’m sure there are people in the ranks of KMEA that does, in fact, only look at the money. but that is a needed aspect of every business. Non profits, charities, state band associations, all have to look at their money and make sure there is some coming in and make moves to make it and preserve it. Money smart choices will have to be made wether we like those choices or not, they are made for a reason. It’s not rainbows and fairies people... the fact is. There’s no money in comps without spectators. But there is also no money in virtual competitions. If it comes to that it would be the money smart decision to just simply not have a competitive band season. I’d rather have KMEA around In 2022 than have them die in 2020 because they poured money into something that’s not at all viable. there are other ways to expand music education beyond the field. Nobody was this upset about concert band being canceled which is arguably the more important side of music education.
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    New KMEA Guidelines

    Same. There are just too many issues that come into play with it. And it’s still a season I guess but is it really? I think if i was a student and I was told that every competition would be a glorified practice run I’d probably opt out to take pottery or something... not to mention there would be a total lack of accountability on all ends. And I guess we expect the weather to be the same across the state for 3 months? Horrible idea. I agree with chase. It had to be dead the minute it was suggested. it’s funny to me that y’all want to complain about the judges and then think they can be trusted to judge a livestream from their home.
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    New KMEA Guidelines

    I do believe this is the actual rule in BOA. You can combine within your district but not outside of it. schools that compete on the national stage in this way are: O’Fallon PCEP (I think) Lawrence township pretty much anyone with ‘township’ in the name does it. I’m not sure if Hopkinsville is a part of the Christian county school district or if it’s like a campbellsville situation but KMEA has a lot more restricting rules than BOA and surrounding state circuits do.
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    Overdue for a comeback

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    Overdue for a comeback

    Haha yes I was joking of course. My real take on white pants is that it doesn’t really matter that much and there are some visually legendary bands (like Avon) that have worn black for a long time and I don’t really think wearing black pants to hide the dirt is what sent them over. If ya dirty, ya dirty... I do think one issue you run into with white is tailoring. If you see Flower Mound you can tell those white uniforms are very well tailored. And of course we in Kentucky don’t have the resources of bands from big cities down in Texas. So, of course, it gives a more slim and refined look to wear black pants not tailored amazingly than white pants not tailored amazingly. (I’m not coming after any band that wears white currently I’m just saying that could be a reason... also Marching band took a “Dark” turn in the mid 2000s- late 2010s. Overly Dark, mysterious, and sometimes vague shows were brought on the scene by the top bands like Avon, LD Bell, and broken arrow. Tarpon did a haunting show that 10 bands have replicated since. There’s been a million witch and Halloween shows in this state alone. And considering the trends in those days it probably made it more enjoyable for the students. And with that: more focus on design came into play, and some bands might’ve hung up their white pants to match the trends. Who knows... I do think though that band is evolving away from that. We’ve seen some really cool light hearted, up front, “just for fun” type shows. Even the dark shows from last season at GN finals weren’t very “dark” imo. At least not how it use to be. And we’re also seeing more and more uniform altercations or just changing the uniforms completely year after year. so we could possibly see shows with white pants popping up here and there. Maybe only for a year or 2, rotating them in and out for show design and so on. Some groups have already been doing full top and bottom show specific uniforms (John Hardin) and we could see that go wide spread... then we’ll get to see all kinds of colored pants. Can’t wait.
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    Overdue for a comeback

    I feel the best way for a band to show off how good they are visually and really let the judges see EVERYTHING is dark green pants on a dark green background 🙃
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    Overdue for a comeback

    Khakis are superior
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    Overdue for a comeback

    I saw a video of Etown playing at a home game from last year and it was honestly pretty impressive. It wasn’t shock and awe-automatic-champion impressive but it was much better than I expected
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    Corona Talk

    Streamer football. Has to be long enough that you can grab the streamer and still be at least 6ft away.
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    Overdue for a comeback

    In my eyes Russell hasn’t really dipped hard yet. It’s okay to have an off year or two and they just happened to have an off year in one of the most competitive classes. Every season they’ve had since 2013 to 2018 would’ve probably won or been very close to winning 3A last season. I think this season will tell us what the future holds for them.
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    2020 Marching Shows!!

    Anyone know the music selections? I’m kind of hoping to hear a 300 member band play Amazing Grace.
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    Corona Talk

    I’m ready for 6ft apart drill. It’s about time some of y’all left the 30s (I say this with love)