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#1 Xenon

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 02:40 PM

https://yea.org/news...adium-in-dallas

On October 21st, 2017, USBands will be holding the first ever marching band competition to be hosted in the Cowboys' AT&T Stadium. They are targeting enrollment to be "up to 60" bands.

This is the week before 1A/2A/3A/5A Area on the same day as several UIL Region competitions, so we will have to see about attendance.

#2 bingogooberman

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 05:51 PM

I've noticed more and more regions moving their UIL competitions to weekday evenings, and I could also see plenty of bands double booking this with UIL, just for the opportunity to play there. USBands isn't my favorite in terms of judging rubrics but this seems like a great season ender for smaller programs and a good warm up for State/super regional for some bigger programs

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 06:32 PM

How will this venue be in terms of acoustics?



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Posted 16 May 2017 - 07:35 PM

Does this open the door for a  BOA/DFW super regional?  How did they get AT&T Stadium?  Why does the DFW BOA regional skip venues around so much?



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Posted 17 May 2017 - 02:33 AM

How will this venue be in terms of acoustics?


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#6 Xenon

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 02:48 AM

How will this venue be in terms of acoustics?

Not only is this venue bad for acoustics, it is a logistical nightmare for getting bands in/out.

#7 BandG33k73

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 03:17 AM

what do you think the chances are we see a band like Marcus or Flower Mound attend?

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 03:38 AM

I can't imagine many of the BOA regulars attending this. Many will be at UIL region. And that stadium has the worst stadium acoustics I've ever experienced. Sound just disappears in there.

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 03:40 AM

How many finalists can we expect? I'm not too familiar with the usbands format.

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 09:45 PM

How many finalists can we expect? I'm not too familiar with the usbands format.


If they're planning on accommodating 60 bands at a one day competition, I suspect there might not be a finals. Otherwise i think they take 15? Idk, usbands is hard to follow




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