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#1 Dog885

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Posted 24 August 2018 - 07:37 PM

So I was wondering, how did everyone here find this wonderful website? I found TxBands while looking for Area D 2014 results, at first I was frustrated because all of these links Google gave me weren't the official results and that it just gave me a forum. But then I decided to go back after a couple days to that forum and check it out, I was immediately hooked.



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Posted 24 August 2018 - 09:03 PM

At first I found hornrank.com and then I found their predictions page. It interested me because I was reading what people thought about Keller. Especially since no video of their show was being made public (until a few months ago) and I didn't know how it was being received or what people thought they would place. And then I looked up more forums and found txbands sometime earlier this year. Then I got too addicted and would be on here during class and would miss entire lectures. But worth it.



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Posted 24 August 2018 - 11:27 PM

The Yellowboard in May or June of 2006.  Back then Youtube was still pretty new and didn't have the proliferation of marching band shows that it does now, and TxB was the main hub for show MP3s at least here in Texas.  Did we have video? I think we did.  Youtube was a complete free-for-all back then with little oversight from copyright owners. 

I remember spending that first summer home from college watching Avon's Equus show (2005), Reagan's "You Never Know" (2005), Westfield's "Because We Are" (2003), "The Game Within" (2004) and "Wake From Your Sleep" (with all the great Eric Whitacre and Nobuo Uematsu selections) and discovering LD Bell for the first time.  They would become the big hyped band that fall with their groundbreaking dark show "The Remaining" (2006).  Concepts like covering an entire field with a giant fabric are pretty common now, but back then it was mindblowing.  Only a small chunk of schools back then were doing things like performing concept-driven shows that had almost a modern dance element to them and never stopped moving, using microphones and synthesizers hooked up to amplifiers and generators in the pit and covering the field in props. The early 2000s were sort of when that started taking off. I remember seeing schools like James Bowie and Cedar Park who were doing that when I was in HS and wishing we could also.  Getting to see all of the best of the best putting on these lush productions was a unique and fun experience.
 


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Posted 25 August 2018 - 07:36 AM

2011 with a freshman in band - parents sitting next to me in Austin were viewing on their phone and turned me on to the site 



#5 LeanderMomma

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Posted 25 August 2018 - 08:30 PM

Geez I can’t even remember exactly how I got here. It was most likely from meeting Daniel Sanchez (Xenon) at BOA Austin in 2015 and finding out what he does. He was live blogging for TXBands, and a fellow band mom friend and I sat at the top of the stands directly in front of him 2 years in a row. We enjoyed a lot of great band conversation with him. And I’ll still never forget how excited he got when Leander won in 2015 with NO captions. At the time I don’t realize how unusual that really was! I’ve learned a lot about the current marching band world from Daniel and from this forum. And I credit both for much of my current enthusiasm!
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#6 abtwitch

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Posted 25 August 2018 - 09:43 PM

I honestly have no idea, I just remember finding it at some point and lurking for a few months before really doing anything.



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Posted 25 August 2018 - 11:41 PM

LDBell.org website years ago.



#8 Rudedog34

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Posted 26 August 2018 - 04:15 AM

Same as Banddad84, but in 2015. Lurked for 2 years, grew closer to the new "Family". Not just the Hawk family, but everyone else in the stands and in this forum. Lurking here for that long reading so many great stories, comments and how we all appreciate what these programs are to the performers and everyone involved tends to pull you in.
My 2018 graduate and I are planning to make as many competitions as we can after she graduates.
Prolly gonna be the Male version of LeanderMomma and txbands will be a neccessary form of info and communication.

#9 LeanderMomma

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Posted 26 August 2018 - 04:18 AM

Same as Banddad84, but in 2015. Lurked for 2 years, grew closer to the new "Family". Not just the Hawk family, but everyone else in the stands and in this forum. Lurking here for that long reading so many great stories, comments and how we all appreciate what these programs are to the performers and everyone involved tends to pull you in.
My 2018 graduate and I are planning to make as many competitions as we can after she graduates.
Prolly gonna be the Male version of LeanderMomma and txbands will be a neccessary form of info and communication.


It’s still a blast, and my love for band has not waned in the least! 😉
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#10 Rudedog34

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Posted 26 August 2018 - 09:57 PM

#LeanderMomma
FYI - Hawks vs Lions Friday night before BOA Austin

#11 LeanderMomma

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Posted 26 August 2018 - 10:28 PM

#LeanderMomma
FYI - Hawks vs Lions Friday night before BOA Austin


Who’s field?!
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#12 Rudedog34

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Posted 26 August 2018 - 10:39 PM

@Leander. I'm assuming The Palace.

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Posted 27 August 2018 - 02:30 AM

@Leander. I'm assuming The Palace.


We have our own Palace right next door to Leander HS. Bible Sradium is a very nice LISD stadium! :)
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#14 Rudedog34

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Posted 29 August 2018 - 02:11 AM


We have our own Palace right next door to Leander HS. Bible Sradium is a very nice LISD stadium! :)



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Posted 29 August 2018 - 02:15 AM

Yes you do. Don't know what I was thinkin, and I work in Cedar Park, duh. My appologies.

Hope they'll have my credentials by then. I might say hey after our performance.

#16 LeanderMomma

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Posted 29 August 2018 - 02:19 AM

Yes you do. Don't know what I was thinkin, and I work in Cedar Park, duh. My appologies.

Hope they'll have my credentials by then. I might say hey after our performance.


You should come over during half time and sit with me!
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Posted 29 August 2018 - 01:06 PM

Iirc, I was looking for our scores from Area last year and found the predictions thread for our area. I remember getting really frustrated because people were putting New Caney/Kingwood Park in Finals over us despite us finishing 10-20 places above them in 2015

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Posted 29 August 2018 - 01:26 PM

I fell off the jungle gym and when I woke up, I was in here :)


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#19 Rudedog34

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Posted 29 August 2018 - 05:55 PM


You should come over during half time and sit with me!



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Posted 29 August 2018 - 06:08 PM

Show primary videographer/secondary photographer for the band. I'm supposed to be on the filming deck during our halftime show and would happily visit on the presentation side for Leander's show. I be in touch when I have the logistics nailed down.




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