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#1 Danpod

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 02:24 PM

Some people are nice at contest.  Other people need a lesson in manners.  That's where I come in.  Follow these rules on how to act like a civilized person during a marching contest.   Please don't make out in front me!!!!

 

 


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Posted 14 September 2017 - 08:47 PM

Good stuff Daniel and I couldn't agree more!!  I have the same grievance when we have the Leander ISD Festival of Bands every year.  Everyone comes to see their babies march, or their cute little middle schooler perform from the sidelines, right?  It's great--I love it.  But it's all I can do not to grab some kind of mega phone and scream after each high school band performs, "PARENTS, SIT YOUR *** DOWN AND LISTEN TO THE REST OF THE BANDS!  JUST BECAUSE YOUR CHILD'S BAND HAS ALREADY PERFORMED DOES NOT MEAN IT'S TIME FOR A MASS EXODUS OF PARENTS FROM YOUR SCHOOL!"  It gets me every time and it's all I can do to keep my mouth shut.  Not only do huge numbers of parents leave once their child's high school band is finished marching, but they STOMP very loudly down the bleachers and it's always while some poor Middle School is trying to be heard from the side lines.  It is so rude and selfish.  I hate it and I wish someone would say something from the PA system before it all gets started; not that it would help.  :/  If they would just give me a microphone, I'd be happy to make the announcement.   :D

 

I have one more story and then I'll shut up. (Hey, I'm a talker, but I DO KNOW when to shut up and listen!).  Last year at BOA San Antonio was a tight race between the top bands as always.  Leander had the next to last time slot in pre-lims since we had won BOA Austin the year before (I think that's why!), and Flowermound had the finals spot because they were defending BOA SA champions.  So there was a ton of excitement all around us, right?  A bunch of us Leander moms were sitting with a bunch of FloMo moms, and we were all sharing the love with each other; very graciously speaking of each other's programs and how excited we all were to see each other's bands perform.  Well, just before Leander goes on, a very good sized man came and sat down right next to me and he proceeds to pull out a camera with a jumbo sized lens attached to it.  He then spends all of Leander's performance getting all set up to take pictures.  Now when Flowermound takes the field, this man proceeds to take a MINIMUM of 1000 pictures.  I ain't lyin.  And the camera is clicking the entire time.  Now I understand wanting a few good pics of your kid's band, I really do.  But this was extreme, even for a parent.  In fact, I thought those guys had special passes and were allowed down on the field or something!  No special pass for this guy, but he wasn't going to let that stop him.  Let me tell you, that was just about the longest 10 minutes of my life, and it completely ruined my FloMo watching experience.  Imagine CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK for a solid 10 minutes.  And the camera is all over the place with that long lens. I couldn't see crap, and I could barely hear over all of the clicking.  And he only showed up for the last 2 bands, one of which he paid ZERO attention to.  To say I was mad after spending an entire day looking forward to seeing Leander and FloMo would be a huge understatement.  But I kept my mouth shut.  Maybe I shouldn't have....


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Posted 15 September 2017 - 06:46 AM

 Leander had the next to last time slot in pre-lims since we had won BOA Austin the year before (I think that's why!), and Flowermound had the finals spot because they were defending BOA SA champions.


FloMo had the final spot for the reason you stated.  However, placement at preseason regionals doesn't dictate performance slots at San Antonio.  Y'all just drew a really good time :) (that, or MFA gave y'all that spot as an apology for the weather debacle in 2015).
 

  Well, just before Leander goes on, a very good sized man came and sat down right next to me and he proceeds to pull out a camera with a jumbo sized lens attached to it.  He then spends all of Leander's performance getting all set up to take pictures.  Now when Flowermound takes the field, this man proceeds to take a MINIMUM of 1000 pictures.  I ain't lyin.  And the camera is clicking the entire time.  Now I understand wanting a few good pics of your kid's band, I really do.  But this was extreme, even for a parent.  In fact, I thought those guys had special passes and were allowed down on the field or something! No special pass for this guy, but he wasn't going to let that stop him.



Only those with media credentials can shoot from the field.  I vaguely remember a policy in the past that didn't allow telescopic lenses in the stands, but the policy as it exists now does allow for them. Most bands have an official photographer that takes gazillions of photos for the band itself using good equipment.  Seems like your luck ran out in having to sit next to their photographer  :mellow: .
 


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Posted 15 September 2017 - 09:53 AM


FloMo had the final spot for the reason you stated.  However, placement at preseason regionals doesn't dictate performance slots at San Antonio.  Y'all just drew a really good time :) (that, or MFA gave y'all that spot as an apology for the weather debacle in 2015).

Actually regional winners do get to pick their day for Super Regionals. As do Class Champions at GN Semis, so Leander with another Saturday spot wouldn't surprise me.


See: Rule 7.02 http://www.musicfora...ook_-_FINAL.pdf



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Posted 15 September 2017 - 10:59 AM


FloMo had the final spot for the reason you stated. However, placement at preseason regionals doesn't dictate performance slots at San Antonio. Y'all just drew a really good time :) (that, or MFA gave y'all that spot as an apology for the weather debacle in 2015).



Ha, you could be right! 😃 Now THAT was a mess of epic proportions right there. Heartbreaking stuff for Leander, let me tell ya!
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Posted 15 September 2017 - 11:04 AM

Actually regional winners do get to pick their day for Super Regionals. As do Class Champions at GN Semis, so Leander with another Saturday spot wouldn't surprise me.

See: Rule 7.02 http://www.musicfora...ook_-_FINAL.pdf


Ahhh, there's a rule book.

Any rules in there about etiquette and how not to behave in the stands??? Maybe Daniel could write that part in. 😉
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Posted 15 September 2017 - 03:04 PM

Ahhh, there's a rule book.

Any rules in there about etiquette and how not to behave in the stands??? Maybe Daniel could write that part in.

 

Actually, there is some language in the handbook that allows the Contest Director to issue warnings or penalties to students/staff/pass holders who "express verbal remarks/behaviors....that are generally disrespectful and contrary to the mission or core values of Music for All and/or general human conduct and dialogue." This applies to behaviors in and out of the performance area.

 

Example:
If a band starts chanting "bulllllsh**" in the backstands during awards, the Contest Director can theoretically assess a penalty if that program goes on in Finals.  I don't believe Music For All has ever had a situation like that go down.  

There's nothing in the handbook about band parents being mean to each other.  Please be nice especially to me.

 


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Posted 15 September 2017 - 05:15 PM

And I hope nothing like that ever happens. Those people don't deserve to be at the competitions if they act like that.



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Posted 18 September 2017 - 10:20 PM

Ugh I'm sitting here bored, so I am listening to your podcasts over and over again lol 😂

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 01:01 AM

Ugh I'm sitting here bored, so I am listening to your podcasts over and over again lol

 

Haha Thanks buddy!!  More coming really soon!!!


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Posted 19 September 2017 - 01:44 AM

No problem. They are seriously really good!

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 12:29 AM

Will y'all be live blogging on Saturday?

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 12:51 AM

Will y'all be live blogging on Saturday?


He mentioned in the podcast that they would be.
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Posted 21 September 2017 - 01:14 AM

Will y'all be live blogging on Saturday?

 

http://live.txbands.com

 

All day coverage of the BOA Austin Regional can be found there!  Of course, we will be cleaning up that left sidebar information :)
 


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Posted 21 September 2017 - 01:29 AM

He mentioned in the podcast that they would be.


I must have missed that part.

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 01:29 AM

http://live.txbands.com

All day coverage of the BOA Austin Regional can be found there! Of course, we will be cleaning up that left sidebar information :)


Awesome, thank you.

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 04:35 PM

You’ll be in dallas as well right?

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 05:53 PM

You’ll be in dallas as well right?

 

We'll be in Dallas as well!  I may only be able to go to Finals due to work stuff, but we will be covering the event hardcore!


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Posted 21 September 2017 - 06:43 PM


We'll be in Dallas as well! I may only be able to go to Finals due to work stuff, but we will be covering the event hardcore!

I’ll be working finals so we may have to do a txbands meetup after retreat

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 05:08 PM

Daniel, I hope you're planning a post BOA Austin podcast!
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