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    New Trends

    I've said before I'm just waiting on holograms to take over. Not enough real kids no problem...here's 40 more you can program into your show lol
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    SMBC 2020 Location

    Agreed! I could pretend I want this bc I think the venue is far superior to any other but the reality is it's bc it's soooooo much closer for me to travel πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
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    New Trends

    Not a huge fan of lights but I doubt it's going anywhere in the near future unfortunately. If it's done well I don't mind it as much I suppose. Same for show shirts. Some of them look great with the show design and themes like Lafayette Mosaic and MC Among Thorns(loved the red gloves). Other times I wonder why a specific shirt was chosen like Estill this year( loved the show but the shirts at the end looked like a basic t-shirt from the stands and I couldn't figure out why the change happened). im an old timer and really enjoy a classic band uniform but understand it's an easy way to add effect to your show and from what I'm told is much cheaper than adding actual new uniforms to a growing program.
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    Grand Nationals

    Agreed. Ronald Reagan's show is fabulous!
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    Top 10 Shows of the Decade

    I just remember thinking the entire time I first watched it thinking Wow what a cute show and then BAM...everybody died lol
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    2019 Finals Thread

    Was definitely one of the best finals in recent memory for me! So many quality bands and shows. New faces and familiar favorites coming together to blow our faces off and they all delivered. The reaction of the Hancock kids and fans was heartwarming as was watching some of Lafayette and MC kids hold hands in support of another during awards announcements, Estills flaming hot delivery of that show and my personal favorite Harrison Countys train!!! Job well done kids...mad respect to you all and keep it coming!
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    Top 10 Shows of the Decade

    Lafayette - Raven Madison Central - WTTJ South Laurel - Unleashed Estill - The Crossing Harrison - Iron Horse Madison Central - Deafening North Hardin - Lost in Translation Casey - the one with the Bees Ryle- The Rising? Those props still haunt me lol Central Hardin - Turning Point Honorable Mentions Mc - Among Thorns ( that ballad hit!) North Laurel 2017 I can't remember the name of the show but they played a great version of Britney Spears Toxic and it was everything lol. Go ahead and judge me lol NH - No Beginning No End
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    From a musicians perspective, if you're not familiar with music its hard to explain. Usually, if a band is worth their salt they can take an extremely hard piece of music and make it sound like it's the easiest piece being played. And most think that if a piece isn't fast then it's not hard. Playing a slow piece can be 10x harder bc it's more about phrasing and expressiveness not about hitting a 32nd run.
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    Boom Mics

    Yep. Mics don't bother me and are used for an array of reasons. I think most people see mics of any sort and just assume they are on at all times and for some bands they may be but I doubt it. Mics aren't going away so what I would prefer is for certain bands to learn how to use them correctly so as to not throw off the balance of what you are hearing bc yes it can be weird but I view them like props now. If you're going to use them then use them correctly. The argument of it hiding a student's lack of musicality is silly. If I play a C instead of a C# I've still played the wrong note...just now everyone can hear me do it. Mics are riskier than not and some bands have perfected their use while others struggle.
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    Adairs opener Hard...not easy
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    Small Details

    This actually made me lolπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
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    AAAAA Semifinals @ WKU - 10/26

    A different perspective and piece of humble pie could be why the 25th ranked band in the nation ONLY won by 1.85? See, it can be spun in any direction. 1.85 is a decent margin but not what one would expect from a next level band so the question can become was said ranked band a bit overhyped? Was band B under rated? Probably a bit of both...we could do this all day. I would prefer to see the winners pump up their competitors on a job well done and for the bands that didn't win the cup acknowledge the accomplishments of winning bands. There's a difference in respectful banter and knowledgeable discussion on why we may all agree or disagree with placement. Ugly insults and arrogance never looks good on any of us no matter what color medal is around your neck.
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    2019 KMEA Superlatives

    Ahh I liked my answer for who got robbedπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
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    2019 KMEA Superlatives

    Band of the Year?ο»Ώ Hancock Co. Director of the Year?ο»Ώ Lafayette Best Finals Performance? Estill Best Overall Effect/Show Design? Not sure Best Visual Effect? Madison Central Best Music Effect? Madison Central Best Music Performance? Lafayette Best Visual Performance? Lafayette Most Unique Show? Murray Most Innovative Show? Estill Best Use of Technology? Estill-Lafayette but I will say I'm done with lights and smoke now Best Brass? Lafayette Best Woodwinds? Lafayette Biggest sound? Madison Central Best Pit? Harrison Best Battery? Madison Central Best Colorguard? Estill Best Guard Uniforms? Madison Central Best Guard Soloist? Don’t know! Best Drum Major(s)? Adair Best Drum Major Uniform? Idk Best Props? Harrison's train! Best Use of Props? Madison Central or Estill Best use of voiceovers? Murray Best Soloist? MC Flute Soloist Best Comeback Band? Harrison Most Improved Band from 2018? Mercer Most Improved Band from Beginning of Season? South Laurel Best Cheering Section? Madison Central Most fun performance? Harrison/Estill Best sportsmanship? Ryle Best use of an opera singer/accordion player? Biggest surprise? Dunbar in finals Who got robbed? Probably the fans paying ridiculous amounts of $$ for a marching taco or cokeπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
  15. As posted publicly on their videographers YouTube channel and also on the discord. Always appreciated Lafayettes transparency of all performances! Not a lot of videos out yet. Seem to be off to a good start and I can't wait to see more context of the show. Love the last rifle toss! Has anyone seen anyone else yet?
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    AAAAA Semifinals @ WKU - 10/26

    I'm feeling bad for Eastern but can't help be super proud of Dunbar for pulling it together!
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    4A Semifinals @ Barren Co.

    Harrison right on Bourbons tail...go get it kids!
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    4A Semifinals @ Barren Co.

    That ending!
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    AAAAA Semifinals @ WKU - 10/26

    Congrats to all the kids!
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    AAAAA Semifinals @ WKU - 10/26

    Madison Central has just entered the ball park...all rise! Lol
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    AAAAA Semifinals @ WKU - 10/26

    Steph posted recap
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    2A Semis @ Warren East

    Patents were all over the props last year at regionals bc it was just too windy and too unsafe. I don't think there is an actual rule on that and as long as the kids are still manipulating them, even though it's distracting, it's not worth a prop flying off and hitting a kid.
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    4A Semifinals @ Barren Co.

    Harrison and Madville are both great this year so I wouldn't consider either one as being hyped...they've earned the recognition of being true contenders, especially Harrison beating Bourbon once already this season( I haven't seen madville in person like I have Harrison) and yes I know, we like to say scores don't matter, judging panels are different blah blah blah but it doesn't take away from the fact that these 2 bands are in the fight especially when one beat what we call a next level band. So hype train? Nah...great programs...yes. That being said I do have a season pass for the Harrison Express 😍 Best of luck to all in this class. You have definitely been the most fun class to predict this season!
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    AAAAA Semifinals @ WKU - 10/26

    Some groups excel in bad conditions. This is why you practice in these conditions, when it's safe obviously, to prepare for a day such as this. Monday was a nightmare for practice but several groups braved it and pushed on. We've had perfect weather about all season but Saturday looks to be like almost every dang contest we had last year lol
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    Best Soloist of the 2019 season??

    My thought process has always been bc them along with flute solos are just a bit softer and more pleasant to the ear and most solos are during the ballad. Jmo