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#81 principalagent

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Posted 01 January 2020 - 11:21 PM

Weighing GN and a trip to England and Ireland. Maybe I’ll manage both.

#82 TWHSParent

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Posted 02 January 2020 - 03:54 PM

Weighing GN and a trip to England and Ireland. Maybe I’ll manage both.


Well, if it comes to a choice, England and Ireland would be the right one. It has been a while since I've visited either place, but I feel like I drove over massive chunks of Ireland - Dublin, Wexford, Cork, Blarney (kissed the Blarney stone while I was there), Navan,Trim, Ennis, Adare, Limerick, Cashel, Giant's Causeway, Tara, Newgrange, Kells, Cliffs of Moher, The Burren, and more. I've been to London and a few places nearby (Camberley, Newbury), but spent most of my time in Scotland - honeymooned in Inverness and drove around quite a bit of the Scottish highlands.



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Posted 02 January 2020 - 05:38 PM

Weighing GN and a trip to England and Ireland. Maybe I’ll manage both.

 

he'll be at san antonio either way though


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#84 Samuel Culper

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Posted 02 January 2020 - 05:48 PM

he'll be at san antonio either way though

 

For the San Antonio Slaughter Regional?



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Posted 02 January 2020 - 09:36 PM

For the San Antonio Slaughter Regional?


Not an option not to attend! 2019 was my 10th San Antonio Super Regional (not in a row, unfortunately—missed some good ones!)

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Posted 29 January 2020 - 03:34 AM

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Westwood H.S., TX will be attending this year!


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#87 Samuel Culper

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Posted 29 January 2020 - 03:37 AM

Westwood H.S., TX will be attending this year!


Very cool!

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Posted 30 January 2020 - 07:14 PM

Westwood H.S., TX will be attending this year!

 

I want it to be known that I didn't blab!!  



#89 LeanderMomma

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Posted 30 January 2020 - 08:22 PM

I want it to be known that I didn't blab!!  

 

Me either, girl, PROMISE!  But when I saw that Big Trombone had listed it on the forums, I did go and check you guys band calendar and it IS listed publicly there now.  ;)


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#90 Samuel Culper

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Posted 30 January 2020 - 08:31 PM

I want it to be known that I didn't blab!!  

 

But are you going to go?

 

I think it's very cool that we will be there with some of our neighbors!



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Posted 31 January 2020 - 12:18 AM

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Oh I’m going. We have been planning this since Thanksgiving break.

Super proud of the kids for keeping it a secret this long.

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Posted 31 January 2020 - 12:25 AM

And can someone give me a rundown of how this will work? Prelims Thursday/Friday? Semis Friday and Saturday?

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Posted 31 January 2020 - 12:27 AM

Prelims Thursday and Friday. Semis and Finals are Saturday.

Texas bands typically perform in Prelims on Friday.

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Posted 31 January 2020 - 12:34 AM

And can someone give me a rundown of how this will work? Prelims Thursday/Friday? Semis Friday and Saturday?


Yes, prelims are Thursday and Friday ending with a ceremony Friday night where the drum majors do a retreat and the 36 or so semi finalists are announced. Saturday morning thru afternoon is semi finals, again ending with a drum major retreat and class awards along with the announcement of the 12 finalists. After a dinner break, finals begin. Saturday at Grand Nats is very similar in set up to BOA San Antonio on Saturday. Thursday and Friday are much more laid back there.

I’m thinking of flying out after work on Friday and just doing all day Saturday in Lucas Oil.
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Posted 31 January 2020 - 02:45 PM

Yes, prelims are Thursday and Friday ending with a ceremony Friday night where the drum majors do a retreat and the 36 or so semi finalists are announced. Saturday morning thru afternoon is semi finals, again ending with a drum major retreat and class awards along with the announcement of the 12 finalists. After a dinner break, finals begin. Saturday at Grand Nats is very similar in set up to BOA San Antonio on Saturday. Thursday and Friday are much more laid back there.

I’m thinking of flying out after work on Friday and just doing all day Saturday in Lucas Oil.

DO IT!  



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Posted 31 January 2020 - 04:25 PM

I’m planning with a college friend to miss class on Friday to drive up and spend a couple of nights in Indy to watch semis and finals, this year is looking to be insanely competitive in the finals bubble and those are always the most exciting contests for me to watch

#97 LeanderMomma

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Posted 31 January 2020 - 06:49 PM

DO IT!  


I really want to!  I would say "for sure" except that one of my staff is a Vista Ridge colorguard mom and I need her to be able to take a few days off work, so I'm not sure I should take off too.  That's why I'm considering going late Friday night after work and flying back on Sunday.  Just gotta decide if it's worth the cost.  I mean I know it is, but I have other trips planned as well.  I want to go to WGI worlds in 2021 when Leander goes back.  And I've got a kiddo on the West coast I need to go see and my grandson on the East coast I need to go see.  Lots of flying in the next 15 months!  


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#98 ATXBandNerd

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Posted 31 January 2020 - 11:58 PM

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I already told my boss. He said, “like I could stop you”

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Posted 05 February 2020 - 04:04 AM

Westwood H.S., TX will be attending this year!

How exciting! They are going to be stunning at Grand Nats!


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Posted 05 February 2020 - 11:24 PM

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We can add another Texas band to the list and one I'm particularly excited for: Haltom!

 

They went back in 2002 and placed 16th in semifinals, definitely will be gunning for finals as the past few seasons have shown their growth as a program.






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