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  1. formerbulldog

    New System

    I guess I need some riddalin...or however you spell it...LOL. I have been out of the KY loop for a bit of time. I also agree that these topics have been beaten more than a redneck hillbilly's wife in a holler (lighten up people its a joke) You are also correct, that regardless of the system put in place, no one will be happy, and there are those people whose best friend is misery and complain about everything being keyboard warriors. I'd love to see KMEA do something great. Unfortunately, the middle class bands are going to be the happy ones, because they're in classes that they can compete in. While A and AAAAAAAAA is pretty much the same, and the ones and the ones underneath need to step up their game. Mid States tends to give a tad higher scores than KMEA. Maybe create a bit of complacency if you will. The real numbers which I firmly believe come from BOA type judges (though I don't always agree with them either..LOL), are probably the most realistic.
  2. formerbulldog

    New System

    All the haters are remaining silent..LOL.....If ya gonna dislike something at least have the gumption to challenge what I'm throwing out there.........
  3. formerbulldog

    BOA Louisville

    I've heard this regional is already at capacity, but BOA isn't releasing lists until potentially June now
  4. formerbulldog

    New System

    Here's my 2 cents. KMEA needs to go back to 4 classes. EVERYONE does NOT deserve a trophy. If you cannot make it to semi-finals or finals, maybe your group should work a bit harder and find out what other groups in your same predicament are doing to succeed. Just being honest. I would be okay with say, 4 classes and 6 bands. KMEA having 5 classes and having 6 bands from each class in finals for a total of 30 bands, NO NO NO NO NO. Kentucky is not that deep. This should be the showcase of the best bands in the state. Not the..ehhhh just good enough to sneak into finals with a 59. It's mostly the small bands taking their toys and leaving the playground because they can't put members in the band, even though they have huge schools. 1-recruiting issues? 2-director issues? 3-not enough recruiting? 4-too many director changes? I don't know. but I remember when Simon Kenton had 160, Dixie had 150, Holmes had 100, GRC 150-200, Tates Creek had 150, Boone Co 130, With Mid-states being on a different weekend than state, it'd be interesting to see how many bands do state and mid-states.
  5. formerbulldog

    Job Board 2018

    Wow...interesting. Who knows what he could do there. It certainly seems like a great opportunity. certain jobs do have ceilings....however, those ceilings can be challenged and sometimes even shattered.......
  6. formerbulldog

    Bands not going to SMBC

    One of the comparisons I like to make are that Kentucky is to small bands as to what Indiana is to big bands.
  7. formerbulldog

    Bands not going to SMBC

    Missouri...to Ohio..... Hold my beer!
  8. formerbulldog

    Bands not going to SMBC

    You think Kentucky is bad? Washington hold my beer Iowa Hold my beer West Virgina hold my beer Alabama hold my beer Mississippi hold my beer Ohio....HOLD MY BEER
  9. Under the direction of non other than....Tom Case!
  10. formerbulldog

    New System

    There needs to be a development in KMEA that contains an umbrella for statewide competitions and state finals for concert band, jazz band, orchestra's, show choir, mens choir, womens choir, mixed choir. However this takes, dedication, perseverance, and everyone coming together to be on the same page.
  11. Waynesville 2019* Results 01/26/2019 [ Download Recap | Close Window | Print Scores ] Check the full recap for placement within Division for Scholastic Regional A-2 Junior 1 Kings Juniors 37.32 Scholastic Regional A-2 1 Fairfield High School JV Winter Guard 55.08 2 West Clermont High School Winterguard 47.39 3 Lakota East JV 45.15 4 Campbell Co JV 44.55 5 Beechwood Junior Varsity 44.38 6 Russell Independent Varsity Winterguard 43.75 7 Bellevue Winter Guard 41.98 8 Highlands JV Winterguard 40.95 9 West Union Winter Guard 38.74 10 Moeller/MND Winterguard 37.06 11 Wyoming Winter Guard 36.02 Scholastic Regional A 1 Milford High School A 65.78 2 Madison Southern Orange Winter Guard 57.24 3 Sycamore Winter Guard 53.41 4 Conner High School 49.33 5 Highlands Varsity Winter Guard 48.76 Scholastic A-2 1 Larry A. Ryle High School 58.68 2 Fairfield High School Varsity Winter Guard 56.22 3 Beechwood 56.18 4 Lakota East Varsity Winter Guard 53.51 5 Campbell Co Varsity Winterguard 53.18 Scholastic A 1 Kings HS 61.51 2 La Salle 60.95 Independent A 1 Black Diamond Independent 61.19 Scholastic Open 1 Milford High School Open 64.20 [ Download Recap | Close Window | Print Scores ]
  12. Certainly there should be 5 stadiums to hold 16 bands for a semi-state, either in the lexington area or the louisville area. That being said, at some of the semi-states in Indiana, like Ben Davis when they get to the halfway point in that show, parking becomes absolutely atrocious. In a perfect world it would be pretty cool to maybe host AAAA & AAAAA at Commonwealth or Cardinal Stadium
  13. 01-26-2019 Waynesville 2019* at 12:00 PM Venue : Waynesville High School 02-02-2019 Pulaski Co 2019* at 10:00 AM Venue : Pulaski Co High School 02-09-2019 Henryville 2019* at 12:00 PM Venue : Henryville High School 02-16-2019 Conner 2019 at 02:00 PM Venue : Conner HS 02-23-2019 Campbell Co 2019 at 10:00 AM Venue : Campbell Co HS 03-02-2019 Bryan Station 2019 at 10:00 AM Venue : Bryan Station HS 03-09-2019 Floyd Central 2019 at 12:00 PM Venue : Floyd Central HS 03-16-2019 John Hardin 2019 at 10:00 AM Venue : John Hardin HS 03-16-2019 Milford 2019 at 10:00 AM Venue : Milford HS 03-23-2019 TMA 2019 Championships Weekend 1-Ryle HS at 10:00 AM Venue : Ryle High School 03-30-2019 TMA 2019 Championships Weekend 2 - BB&T Arena at 10:00 AM Venue : BB&T Arena (NKU Campus) Check out the competition at a show near you. Complete schedule and results can be found at http://www.tristatemarchingarts.org
  14. formerbulldog

    2019 Bands of America schedule

    Lawrence Central traveled to Louisville in 2004 with their show "LaRosa" and won the regional, and also won Grand Nationals to no ones surprise. Marian Cathollic will never make an early season trip like that. They are never prepared on the field for that. Hopefully for some of the first timers who went to Grand Nationals (Casey County, Russell, Christian Academy of Louisville, etc, had really great experiences) that they would attend a regional. With the FFA in Indy for the next 1,000 years, the Indy regional will always be in mid October. Probably the weekend of regionals or such so bands not doing KMEA could potentially do it, but no big names.
  15. It happens every year for ISSMA. The semi stare is held at 4 sites in the Indy area, and finals at The Can. That's just how it is. Just doing a tad of research 3 hours is about the max amount of time. Except for Paducah which is roughly 4 hours, and even 3 1/2 hours to Louisville. Having 8 bands in finals (in most classes) also diminishes the prestige and elite-ness of making finals. Unfortunately, not everyone is going to be happy. Also, just as a possibility, finals will not always be in Lexington. There is Bowling Green, Louisville, and Lexington. AAAAA Semi- State doesn't need to be held at a college stadium. Class A in Indiana is held at Ben Davis every year and they do just fine. Also if you look at the bottom of my post, my proposal has regionals staying in tact. HA! Cluster? Have you been to ISSMA state finals?? That is the definition of a Cluster!!!!
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