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    Jobs OPEN in 2020//

    Think he means to look at the stove........
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    Jobs OPEN in 2020//

    Todd’s GRC bands were stellar; then they went through the revolving door, kind of like what Cumberland is going through now. The boosters have always been known to have a strong hold in Winchester.
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    Jobs OPEN in 2020//

    I‘ve been around this game long enough to remember when Cumberland would beat GRC, Daviess, Bourbon, and a few others (and pretty much matched them in size). Now, granted, all have changed directors numerous times since then. Plus the class changes at state, so we’re not comparing apples to apples. And GRC hasn’t been in finals in over 15 years.....but will have a decent chance now that we’re doing participation tro......6 finalists. Plus at GRC, you have zero control over your feeders. But they have outstanding facilities. Plus you have the Arnold’s there that can help w design/guard. Could be a gold mine.
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    Jobs OPEN in 2020//

    Yep....played at KMEA a few times and made BOA grand nat semis. I don’t think they even have football. Just wondering what the issue is?
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    Jobs OPEN in 2020//

    That was a pretty good gig in the mid 90’s/early 2000’s for a while. Seems like it’s a revolving door now. They need stability.
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    New KMEA Guidelines

    Rachel Maddow much??
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    New KMEA Guidelines

    I could def see this working, in terms of spreading out semis and finals to larger HS stadiums (could still keep 5A at UK-even though, like pre-2005, that is by far the smallest total band class......don’t get me started. We take 6 bands in finals yet there are only 11 or so in the entire class. Whatever makes u feel good, I guess. Here’s your plaque.) Makes perfect sense.......
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    New KMEA Guidelines

    My MBC rep hasn’t sent out any info concerning the other marching band directors and us wanting him to vote to cancel. I have not seen any survey from Dr. Stroube concerning canceling. I do feel that whatever KHSAA decides by Friday will give us some guidance. Each band has to do what they feel is best. This is NOT a domino.
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    New KMEA Guidelines

    Executive committee meets Saturday after KHSAA; will know lots more then. Anything else is pure speculation.
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    Jobs OPEN in 2020//

    Define “successful”.........
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    New KMEA Guidelines

    Word is some BOA regionals will be cancelled, esp those with low enrollment. On a side note, I saw where Texas is going to be doing video auditions for their all-state groups.
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    New KMEA Guidelines

    That’s not how it works.......
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    New KMEA Guidelines

    Not according to their FB page......
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    Jobs OPEN in 2020//

    Julie Lucky is the MS director, and will be heavily involved in the process. I know GRC has interviewed (5 candidates, with a few from out-of-state). Has Caldwell hired?
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    Jobs OPEN in 2020//

    Totally agree; pretty well known that the administration basically wasn’t up front w the previous director. Add to that the disasters that are the feeders, and it could be miserable for anyone.
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    Jobs OPEN in 2020//

    Understood; but I would think it’s kind of a given when one chooses to become a HS band director in KY. You would need to do MS or elementary music if you didn’t want to spend the time required. Jmo
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    Jobs OPEN in 2020//

    I totally get the family dynamic, but BS has never been a good job, esp with how they are treated amongst the other schools in town.
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    New KMEA Guidelines

    You must be familiar with a different KMEA than I am. Some have their heart in the right place; others can't see past their nose (i.e. egos). And don't think for a second that it's not about the money...........because it is. I'll gladly eat crow if I am wrong.
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    New KMEA Guidelines

    I agree, but KMEA (they)has to be realistic. One side of me feels they want to salvage “something” so they can still get their money, since none of the other divisions really make anything. I’ve heard from a few director friends that “oh, there will be finals and whoever can make it, come on.” I just don’t want any to see it thrown together because we have to have a season or championships “come hell or high water.”
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    Jobs OPEN in 2020//

    And I think was at Apollo only 2 or 3 years. Guess I’m a guy that needs to see some “proof in the pudding.” Kind of hard to do that jumping around. Sometimes you got to dig in and see things through and face any adversity head-on. Jmo Best of luck to him. East has some potential.
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    New KMEA Guidelines

    Not a viable option at all. Jmo
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    Jobs OPEN in 2020//

    Move around much??
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    New KMEA Guidelines

    Please tell me you are joking.........
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    New KMEA Guidelines

    Many, many programs in this state don't get any type of funding from their BOE. Then they have to pay for transportation, etc, on top of other costs. I do agree with you on the fundraising part. You aren't going to be able to go out and get sponsorships, etc, like you once could. And it's a shame some bands need a pandemic to force them to "get back to basics." I also wonder if a director chooses not to compete, if he/she will have to forfeit that part of their stipend? I can see a superintendent saying, "if you're not going to be competing on Saturdays during the Fall, then we'll just save that money." Yes, I know much more goes into it. But I also know how some administrators can be. Just a thought.
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    Overdue for a comeback

    Good point, but the latest director has been with the program for 20 years. And the previous director was at their main feeder, so both had/have significant tie-ins.
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