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    Samuel Culper got a reaction from XCTFG Mom in 2020 Marching Season   
    I disagree that it is ignorant.  College football is not going to pull the plug until it absolutely must.  There is too much at stake.  It's responsible of UT and other universities to plan for the largest crowds they can envision at some point in the season.  I guarantee you they are exploring and planning contingencies with smaller crowds as well.
    It is not completely out of the question that a 50% crowd might be possible late in the season.  Sure, it seems unlikely, but six weeks ago things looked very different.  Who can accurately predict the future in this environment?
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    Samuel Culper got a reaction from TheSoundOfSilence in How are you supporting your kid through this uncertainty?   
    Hang in there and keep doing what you're doing.  Your girl is a special young lady and will come through this beautifully. 
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    Samuel Culper got a reaction from rogden99 in How are you supporting your kid through this uncertainty?   
    Hang in there and keep doing what you're doing.  Your girl is a special young lady and will come through this beautifully. 
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    Samuel Culper got a reaction from gregorydf01 in How are you supporting your kid through this uncertainty?   
    Hang in there and keep doing what you're doing.  Your girl is a special young lady and will come through this beautifully. 
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    Samuel Culper reacted to rogden99 in How are you supporting your kid through this uncertainty?   
    It is so HARD!  My daughter is a senior and the returning (head) drum major. She had so many plans for this year and has been looking forward to ending her high school marching career by showing off the band in Indy for 7 months.  It's so hard watching it slowly get taken away and it's so very hard to watch her heart break into a million pieces.
    Thankfully we are in a district and at a school who supports band and loves band as much as our kids do.  So it helps to remind her often that NO ONE in our district or our school wants cancel band completely and they will do EVERYTHING they can to make it happen safely.  It will only NOT happen if the control is taken out of their hands.  
    And I tell her it's OK to say this sucks because it completely does!  She's been dreaming about her senior band season since 6th grade knowing it would be special.  I also remind her she can't live in suck land ... she can kick and scream and cry for 24 hours after each "bad" news, then she has to wash her face, stand up tall and be the leader she was chosen to be.
    This is hard, and honestly the hardest thing I've ever faced as a parent. ♥️
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    Samuel Culper got a reaction from gmtb617 in 2020 Marching Season   
    While true, it is ZERO consolation for an incoming senior.
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    Samuel Culper got a reaction from AlsoIntoSpace in 2020 Marching Season   
    While true, it is ZERO consolation for an incoming senior.
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    Samuel Culper got a reaction from principalagent in Best experience you have ever had watching a band   
    For me, nothing will EVER compare to the Leander-Vista Ridge-CTJ sandwich. 
    So many kids and so much joy.
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    Samuel Culper got a reaction from gregorydf01 in Best experience you have ever had watching a band   
    For me, nothing will EVER compare to the Leander-Vista Ridge-CTJ sandwich. 
    So many kids and so much joy.
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    Samuel Culper reacted to LeanderMomma in 2020 Marching Season   
    Let’s leave the politics out of it, boys. And yeah @BandJunkies that goes for you too. There’s so much innuendo in your first post, it’s funny. 🤣 
    @banddad84 bout ta git riled up  😁
     
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    Samuel Culper got a reaction from LeanderMomma in 2020 Boa Grand Nationals   
    😥
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    Samuel Culper got a reaction from LeanderMomma in 2020 BOA San Antonio   
    Or, as Daniel Montoya put it, the San Antonio Slaughter Regionals. 
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    Samuel Culper reacted to vbassoon in 2020 Texas Sized Pre-season Power Rankings   
    This quarantine has given me a lot of time on my hands so my boredom crafted a quite extensive/unbiased list of what I think are the best current marching bands in Texas.  Full disclaimer that this list is fully opinionated and not official at all; I just simply wanted to stir up some discussion during these boring times. Plus power rankings are kinda cool. That being said, I compiled this list using results from every marching contest I could find from the past relevant years (BOA, UIL, USBands, Texas Marching Classic, etc.) so this is not a "best BOA bands" or "best UIL bands" list; just straight up best marching bands list. If you guys want to give your two cents on the list or suggest your own modification, please feel free too; I would like to know what the consensus is on this. Again, as I was making this list I realized how volatile placements can be throughout a season; no ordinal/placement/ranking will ever decide how great a marching band is; there are so many variables that factor into every single performance; I love and respect every single band on and not on this list simply for my respect of the craft. Hope you guys enjoy.
    The top 9 are what I  consider to be the current "powerhouse" bands. 
    I will be updating this weekly once the season commences. 
     
    Ronald Reagan
    Vandegrift
    Hebron
    Vista Ridge
    Leander
    Claudia Taylor Johnson
    Marcus
    Flower Mound
    The Woodlands
    L.D. Bell
    James Bowie
    Keller
    Round Rock
    Haltom
    Pearland
    Cedar Ridge
    Westwood
    Coppell
    Westlake
    Cedar Park
    Wylie
    Waxahachie
    Prosper
    Stephen F. Austin
    South Lake Carroll
    Lake Travis
    Highland Park
    Wakeland
    Oak Ridge
    Rouse
    Winston Churchill
    James Martin
    Brazoswood
    Clear Brook
    Dawson
    Hendrickson
    Bridgeland
    Cy-Fair
    North Shore
    Seven Lakes
    Burleson Centennial
    Brandeis
    Next 10 in Alphabetical Order
    Clements
    Friendswood
    James E. Taylor
    John B. Alexander
    Keller Central
    Klein Oak
    Obra D. Tompkins
    Stevens
    Weiss
    Wylie East
     
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    Samuel Culper got a reaction from banddad84 in 2020 Marching Season   
    I would say it's possible.  Very slightly possible.  I would stay well away from using a word like "likely".
    Social distancing WILL end, sooner rather than later.  It must.  Life will largely go back to normal, with some changes to our society.  I think it will be similar to post-9/11 days where changes are apparent, but life is largely unaffected.
    There will be a football season, so there will be marching bands.  We cannot afford to shut down society for that long.  It would be economic suicide.  The virus will become a known and accepted risk.
    The reason I still say cancellation is possible is because people are panicky.  I hold out hope that those in charge do NOT panic and see that the world is returning to normal.
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    Samuel Culper got a reaction from Alvin in 2020 Marching Season   
    I would say it's possible.  Very slightly possible.  I would stay well away from using a word like "likely".
    Social distancing WILL end, sooner rather than later.  It must.  Life will largely go back to normal, with some changes to our society.  I think it will be similar to post-9/11 days where changes are apparent, but life is largely unaffected.
    There will be a football season, so there will be marching bands.  We cannot afford to shut down society for that long.  It would be economic suicide.  The virus will become a known and accepted risk.
    The reason I still say cancellation is possible is because people are panicky.  I hold out hope that those in charge do NOT panic and see that the world is returning to normal.
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    Samuel Culper got a reaction from gregorydf01 in 2020 Band Productions   
    Not true.  Never said it was a public announcement. WE know what the show is. 😛
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    Samuel Culper got a reaction from gregorydf01 in 2020 Band Productions   
    Looking forward to seeing this show at the Vista Ridge Marching Festival!
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    Samuel Culper got a reaction from brassdragon in 2020 Band Productions   
    https://youtu.be/LnKISlTRRHw
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    Samuel Culper got a reaction from gregorydf01 in 2020 Band Productions   
    https://youtu.be/LnKISlTRRHw
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    Samuel Culper got a reaction from justabandkid94 in 2020 Midwest Clinic   
    The Vista Ridge staff will also be presenting a clinic. 🙂
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    Samuel Culper got a reaction from gregorydf01 in 2020 Midwest Clinic   
    The Vista Ridge staff will also be presenting a clinic. 🙂
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    Samuel Culper got a reaction from LeanderMomma in 2020 Midwest Clinic   
    I think the notifications are out. I know that Stiles Middle School (feeder to Vista Ridge and Rouse) is going.
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    Samuel Culper got a reaction from LeanderMomma in 2020 Midwest Clinic   
    Apparently Leander and Vandegrift are also going.
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    Samuel Culper reacted to LeanderMomma in Quarantine encouragement...   
    I love this story about Vista Ridge’s head band director making personal visits to each of his Seniors. 
     
    https://www.kxan.com/news/coronavirus/band-director-visits-seniors-one-last-time-for-a-porch-side-farewell/
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    Samuel Culper got a reaction from brassdragon in 2020 Marching Season   
    The social distancing is a temporary measure to try to spread out the impact to the healthcare system, not stop the disease.  Social distancing will have to end or else we absolutely kill the economy.
    The virus is now fact of life.  People will get it and recover every year.  People will also get it and die.  We will eventually have vaccines and some herd immunity.  
    Life will go on.
    Did you pass?  Did you study much?
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