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Tailgate88 last won the day on April 6 2016

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  1. Hi all, First time to post here this year. My son is a Senior so needless to say this year has been a bummer. I have to say, I'm a bit shocked at how many bands seem to be competing in contests. Our district is not doing any contests including UIL and we kind of had the impression that was going to be the norm rather than the exception. In the past couple days mainly out of curiosity I started poking around and...it seems like more programs than not are competing in UIL after all? We shelved our whole show, props, costumes and all until next year, and bought an off the shelf
  2. That is one heck of a prop Wakeland has. RESPECT to the Wakeland parents from a props dad!
  3. So to be clear, the Area every year thing is a done deal, but the seven judges still have to be voted on? When is the vote? In my view these are both very positive moves in the right direction. We were less than satisfied with some adjudication this year. Seven is better than five.
  4. And we love y'alls show - we knew you guys would advance for sure. We appreciate the classy remarks from your fans, who were very gracious to us in the stands. And also several of your fellow students were very complimentary to our kids. We'll be rooting for you next week - go get 'em!
  5. Saturday was a great day! Sincere congrats from College Station to all the advancing bands - we know you'll represent Area I well at State! I echo the above comments about judging ... not sure I quite understand how all of that works. We were surprised by some of the results for sure, and definitely 100% agree that it is a terrible shame that A&M Consolidated and Magnolia, who both had beautiful, well executed shows, deserved a finals slot, were not able to perform. I hope UIL will change the rules so finals are always at least 10 bands - what's the harm? Everyone is already there, why
  6. Best wishes to every band at area competition today! It looks like it will be a beautiful day for marching band!
  7. All right we're all going stir crazy, let's do something to pass the time. Do we know the show titles of the advancing bands? Here are the two I know: A&M Consolidated: The Seasons of Life College Station: It's in the Stars!
  8. Official links: Prelims: https://img1.wsimg.com/blobby/go/59e8cd43-c3cb-442a-913b-e742220c84a5/downloads/2019%20Area%20I%205A%20Program%20%26%20Schedule.pdf?ver=1571921969591 Finals: https://img1.wsimg.com/blobby/go/59e8cd43-c3cb-442a-913b-e742220c84a5/downloads/2019%20Area%20I%205A%20Schedule%20Finals.pdf?ver=1571921969591
  9. It seems a recurring theme in the Area threads this year is "there are more state deserving bands than slots". Is it time for UIL to change the rules? Especially since state is only every other year?
  10. It seems like a recurring theme in several of these area threads is... there are more state-deserving bands than there are slots. Maybe it's time for UIL to change the rules to include more bands?
  11. I'm new to this thread - when will we know if these proposals pass? Or has the decision been made? I would love for Area to be an annual event, providing they worked it out to not interfere with BOA.
  12. I remember a few years back, 6A State was Mon-Tues and Grand Nats started on Wednesday. There were a handful of bands that jumped on a plane and went straight to Indy. What a week!
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