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#2801 TxRaider13

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 08:35 PM

Another random question for you .... Which bands march freshman and which ones don't? I have heard that some don't have freshman. Also are there other standards that schools use to decide who can march and who can't (beyond just trying out)?


This is different for each ISD..Ex: Mesqite ISD allows everyone to march doesn't matter the grade level, as ong as it's high school students. Plano sends their underclassmen to another school from the Juniors and seniors. So it all depends on what the school district desides.

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#2802 KlarinetteRed_64

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 01:43 AM

This is different for each ISD..Ex: Mesqite ISD allows everyone to march doesn't matter the grade level, as ong as it's high school students. Plano sends their underclassmen to another school from the Juniors and seniors. So it all depends on what the school district desides.

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Don't Plano schools that only have sophomores and freshmen still compete though? Surely they are in marching band to get ready for the junior and senior years. I think I have seen Shepton or Vines at a contest before. I could be wrong though.

#2803 TxRaider13

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 03:05 AM

Don't Plano schools that only have sophomores and freshmen still compete though? Surely they are in marching band to get ready for the junior and senior years. I think I have seen Shepton or Vines at a contest before. I could be wrong though.



They do, but my point was that they seperate them from the juniors and seniors

#2804 MadisonBandMan1

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 03:24 PM

Bringing this thread back to life. Here is a random question, but how important is it to have techs on the field, and what all do they do/ contribute?


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#2805 takigan

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 04:47 PM

When I was at SHSU we didn't have techs.  A few of our upperclassmen were teching at various drum corps...A couple of them are now band directors at some prominent 5A/6A schools.  Why do you need to hire techs when you can just use those guys?

To put it another way more relevant to the question, a good 6A marching band with 300 kids likely has 5 or 6 juniors/seniors that understand marching band better than any random college kid you hired under no recommendation beyond "she marched drum corps".  Those kids should be "teching" the band.  95+% of Japanese schools don't use techs outside of their own student leadership, because their student leadership actually knows what it's doing.  Their forms look flawless.

In other words, the way I see it, if your student leadership is strong you probably don't need techs, or you need to be much more selective in how you hire techs if you don't want to waste your money.


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#2806 FloMoParent

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Posted 27 July 2018 - 02:20 AM

when you drop soap on the floor, is the soap now dirty or is the floor now clean?


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#2807 PSHSMom

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Posted 27 July 2018 - 05:51 PM

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when you drop soap on the floor, is the soap now dirty or is the floor now clean?

 

Not sure, but I do hope when I slip and fall on the said soap that I have a clean landing, LOL. 



#2808 Danpod

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Posted 27 July 2018 - 08:39 PM

Not sure, but I do hope when I slip and fall on the said soap that I have a clean landing, LOL.


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#2809 Rudedog34

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Posted 30 July 2018 - 05:23 PM

Nice and clean, yes. Just don't want to "stick" that landing!




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