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    New KMEA Guidelines

    The issue isn’t necessarily the children themselves getting it, it’s the fact they will take it home. If a child gets COVID, their parents will almost assuredly get it too. So now we go from a low amount of dead children (still unacceptable imo) to entire communities becoming cross connected and infected. Side note: glad the brief discussion of bands lasted as long as it did in this thread lol
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    New KMEA Guidelines

    Have you considered that that’s on the people who have decided not to cancel football rather than the people who decided to cancel marching band? Just because one hasn’t cancelled yet doesn’t mean the others were too hasty. They might just be delaying the inevitable.
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    New KMEA Guidelines

    The way I see it, NH, MC, and Lafayette represent 3 different types of bands. North Hardin is the program with a really good marching band, but a concert program that’s arguably superior. Madison Central really excels in marching band style playing, but their concert programs perhaps aren’t as good. Lafayette is an equal balance of the two. I feel like basically every band out there fits into one of these three categories, and I find it very cool that the top 3 of 5A really does show the gamut of what Kentucky offers. That’s just my take though.
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    New KMEA Guidelines

    Sarcasm? Detected? Maybe?
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    New KMEA Guidelines

    Which is why their marching bands kick butt. A lot of programs could learn from them lol
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    New KMEA Guidelines

    Agreed. While I do think marching band can still be worthwhile and provide learning experiences and entertainment to students and the community, it’s genuinely bizarre to see directors stating their intent to continue hosting a competition. Either they desperately need the money and they’re hoping it’ll work, or they’re far detached from current events. In my opinion, focus should be on education right now. Beef up those show books, and spend more time on fundamentals rather than a clean show, since you probably won’t be competing any.
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    New KMEA Guidelines

    Really hope directors are keeping a close eye on rules & regulations needed in rehearsal... Already saw a video on social media of kids on break not distancing, and one wasn’t wearing a mask. Not naming names because honestly this isn’t a “call out post”, just voicing a possible concern that’s going to become more and more present in the coming weeks. (Before anyone asks why I was following a kid in the first place, I was in high school just last year lol) Edit: And now, photos from a band fundraiser where some kids were not wearing masks while being right next to each other. This kind of stuff is exactly why I don’t think it’s safe to have a season.
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    KOMA

    Phew, I don’t know if a competition could have 15 bands at once. That’s a little high for a competition these days.
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    New KMEA Guidelines

    I apologize for jumping to conclusions.
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    New KMEA Guidelines

    Please define what you mean by wrong, because if your definition of wrong is canceling large-scale regional and NATIONWIDE competition, then I have to sorely disagree lol
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    SMBC 2020 Location

    New location: our basements, gently weeping as we try to figure out for the 10th time how to play our 2018 HD-DVDs
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    Corona Talk

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    New KMEA Guidelines

    Phew... y’all are making me feel real young. Had to search what the heck that even was.
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    2020 Finals Predictions

    I was literally sitting here trying to think of what school’s mascot was the Murder Hornets... I think it’s time for me to go to bed
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    Corona Talk

    Pot, meet kettle
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    Corona Talk

    Fact is that they’re currently approved. Fact isn’t that it’s going to happen. Sorry, but I’m allowed to speculate on how it may proceed based on current events and how they’re looking to turn out.
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    Corona Talk

    Based off of other things you’ve posted on the topic I’m gonna have to assume you just don’t realize the severity of the situation we’ve found ourselves in. I could go in depth explaining why I believe what I do but frankly I don’t think you’re interested in that so I won’t waste my time.
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    Corona Talk

    This this this. Just because no other circuit has cancelled yet doesn’t mean they won’t, or that districts will allow it. And while that won’t stop regional contests, I severely doubt many if any will end up happening. And when schools open back up we’re going to see a massive surge in cases that will result in schools shutting back down, cancelling marching band, or we’ll push through as cases continue to increase. Competitive marching band at this point is just unrealistic and wish people could understand that.
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    New KMEA Guidelines

    I can guarantee if this was a normal time they’d still be competing. I hardly doubt confidence in their ability to compete is the reason behind this decision.
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    New KMEA Guidelines

    Or maybe some of the directors that went non-competitive and are advocating for the cancellation of the championship are doing so in the interest of public health? For the sake of students not their own? I’m sure some have their own selfish intents, and I’ll admit I don’t know any directors of bands having gone non-competitive enough to say their intent, but I have a HARD time believing that everyone that fits both categories are doing so from a place of ego. Again, I’m sure some are, but I don’t think it’s as malicious as all that.
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    New KMEA Guidelines

    You’re a hundred percent right. If it’s an admin decision then it shows very biased choice making. They’d either somehow be trying to say band is less safe than football or that they know neither is safe but they care enough about football to let it happen. Really hope this isn’t happening anywhere in the state... Now if a director chooses to not compete due to circumstances such as band camp being banned by administration, that’s another thing.
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    New KMEA Guidelines

    I think if they do cancel championships, a ton of bands will go non-competitive. I interpreted “basically cancelled” as saying it wasn’t worth having a season without it. If they meant “basically cancelled” as in the season will end up being sparse or non-existent without championships, I agree. IMO, I think it’s highly highly likely that championships will be cancelled. If they have to book UK while also doing social distancing, KMEA will lose a LOT of money.
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    New KMEA Guidelines

    All the competitions leading up to that are still competition, no? The competitive season is not about some arbitrary end class placement. A few bands every year compete during normal competitions but choose not to go to championships.
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    New KMEA Guidelines

    I’m assuming the polling will only be open to directors, because honestly, the responses from them, parents, administrators, and health officials are the only things that matter in determining if there’ll be a season.
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    New KMEA Guidelines

    Inb4 someone says your opinion is invalid because you don’t live in America
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