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#1 MadisonBandMan1

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 04:08 AM

It's never to early, because as we all know, band is life.

#2 Cityscapes

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 04:11 AM

My prediction is LD Bell falls further out of finals, Round Rock stays out but is higher than 18th, and Haltom attends and makes finals.

#3 ChristopherRoden

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 04:14 AM

Medalists?

#4 Cityscapes

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 04:31 AM

Potential medalists:
Vandegrift
CTJ
Hebron
Reagan
Marcus
Flomo

#5 MadisonBandMan1

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 04:54 AM

Don't forget TWHS and Leander.

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 04:57 AM

Leander had ig an off year this year. Surely they will be pushing to be stronger than ever next year. TWHS will be looking to put an amazing show out next year to make up for this year. I'm willing to bet it will have quite some emotion in it after Harvey.

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 10:27 PM

Vista Ridge in finals?

#8 MadisonBandMan1

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 10:54 PM

Vista Ridge in finals?


There is a good chance they will.

#9 Cityscapes

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 05:18 AM

Rouse in the top 30.

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 04:33 AM


My prediction is LD Bell falls further out of finals, Round Rock stays out but is higher than 18th, and Haltom attends and makes finals.

If Haltom makes finals what place?

#11 Cityscapes

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 06:22 AM

If Haltom makes finals what place?

My prediction is Round Rock gets 16th, LD Bell 22nd, Haltom 14th

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 05:18 AM


My prediction is Round Rock gets 16th, LD Bell 22nd, Haltom 14th

It will be a big deal if Haltom makes finals

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 03:52 PM


It will be a big deal if Haltom makes finals

I heard that their show this year is supposed to be dark and they are playing Carmina Burana . Very excited for this group to show me what they are really about next year

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 10:09 PM

I heard that their show this year is supposed to be dark and they are playing Carmina Burana . Very excited for this group to show me what they are really about next year

Just want everyone wants to watch is another sinister production that only the Band and its Family Like. This tells you why University Bands do not do these type of productions. It is very appropriate that at the end of University of Texas performance not only at LISD's Band festival, but also UIL that the announcer told the folks that the Band did "7" different shows during the season.   I know of no Corps Style group to include the DCI Champions that get the Attention of Ohio States Script Ohio, The Sunburst drills of the Pride of the Southland from Tennessee, and Grandioso by the Longhorn " Show Band of the Southwest". When are we going to stop putting on shows that most of world thinks are boring.



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Posted 16 February 2018 - 10:32 PM

Just want everyone wants to watch is another sinister production that only the Band and its Family Like. This tells you why University Bands do not do these type of productions. It is very appropriate that at the end of University of Texas performance not only at LISD's Band festival, but also UIL that the announcer told the folks that the Band did "7" different shows during the season. I know of no Corps Style group to include the DCI Champions that get the Attention of Ohio States Script Ohio, The Sunburst drills of the Pride of the Southland from Tennessee, and Grandioso by the Longhorn " Show Band of the Southwest". When are we going to stop putting on shows that most of world thinks are boring.


I hardly think our shows in Texas are considered boring. I definitely am getting a general sense from you of an overall disdain for a great number of our high school bands. What exactly is it that you are looking for in this forum? Not being snarky, I just honestly want to know.
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#16 LostChoirGuy

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 10:43 PM

I disagree with his post, though I do have to say that I hope by "carmina burana" they are going to do some of the other pieces from the amazing Orff work and not the extremely overdone O Fortuna.

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 11:08 PM

I disagree with his post, though I do have to say that I hope by "carmina burana" they are going to do some of the other pieces from the amazing Orff work and not the extremely overdone O Fortuna.


I’ve heard from students that the show is entitled Carmina Burana and it’s only music from Carmina Burana. So I’ve heard

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 03:13 AM

I could dig that

#19 Jelonfish

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 04:55 AM


I could dig that


That’s just what I’ve heard so far

#20 Jeffrey L. Gorman

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 06:25 AM

My comments about using Carl Orff's Carmina Burana is not to attack the quality of TX HS Bands. FYI I have heard Orff's compositon done in person by the Berlin Philharmonic under Von Karajan and  and the Philadelphia Orchestra under Ormandy. I have also played this number in College and Community Bands. I would rate the University of Michigan Bands performance of this work under Revelli, the gold standard of how a College Band plays this music. 

Here is the problem, this music is meant to be played in a Concert Hall. I do not care if it is Broken Arrow, Tarpon Springs, FL, Munford TN or many of our Great Bands(TX Bands are by far the nations finest), this is not suited for a performance on a football field in a stadium with terrible placement of stands. 

 

As for my being critical of trying to put on the field mini-theater performances, please let me tell you a story. 

In May 1973, I was an Assistant Band Director at Loara HS in Anaheim, CA. We were known as the Show Band of the Southwest Marching 322 members in Band and Drill Team. The previous Fall we had won 5 Major contests. In May 1973, we faced off in the Western States Music Tournament in La Mesa CA against the UIL 3A Honor Band from Monahans, TX. At the field show contest both of us used as our endings, the Finale of the Russian Christmas Music by H. Owen Reed. Most Band Directors are aware of this piece of Music. Most of the Fans thought that either one or the other of the Bands would win because we had used this number. When the awards were given out another Band from TX won using a show ending with the Battle Hymn of the Republic. I was so sure that we had been "jobbed" by the Judges, that the next morning I had breakfast with the Late Dr. William Foster, Director of the Florida A&M Marching 100 who was one of the 3 university judges. I asked him after the fact, which Bands performance of the Finale was the Best. Dr. foster looked straight at me and said, I thought both of you did lousy jobs. H Owen Reed wrote that composition for a Concert Hall setting. "That is where it belongs"   

That is why I think so little of using Orff for a field show.






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