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KinDallas last won the day on July 31 2020

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  1. So I have a silly question. BOA music judges focus on different pieces (ind v ensemble). Do UIL judges look at music/visual as a whole or do they specialize too? I've always tried to understand the swing in some of the judging, whether it's just personal thoughts of the whole, or a specific view. I feel like I should know this, but can't seem to dig deep enough in the adjudication manual to find out.
  2. Yeah, a Hebron win would've eased the sting for Marcus a bit--they were hoping when it got down to the last 2. But CTJ had a solid performance. Here's hoping we have the chance for the whole shebang next year, pomp and finals included!
  3. I can only answer for my band--but buses for us were opt in only. Many students are driven by their parents (even to San Antonio, 5-6 hours one-way) but for those on buses, there is a very strict seating protocol of maybe 1/4 the students on them, fully masked. We will be driving there and back. It'll be a very long day but it'll be worth it.
  4. My bad! In my defense, I was outside the stadium, corralling band kids. 😊
  5. Area C State Finalists: 1. Marcus 2. Flower Mound 3. Henron 4. Wylie (edited, my apologies!)
  6. LOL...I'm a Marcus Mom, but thanks for the compliment. FloMo is an excellent band. But to your point, there is a plan--there's a show, which can be modified a dozen ways to meet requirements. We'll know more in September, and even more in October. The "not knowing" part doesn't bother me, but I've been pretty involved with the program for six years, so I can wing it if need be. I do feel for the new parents. It's a rough year to acclimate. But when they do? They'll be able to roll with anything band hands them.
  7. Hi all, to answer the question that's been popping up--Lewisville ISD as a whole has NOT announced anything either way. We had our band meeting Friday night, and it was full of a lot of "what ifs." We are starting fundamentals training with very strict guidelines (Small group assignments, 10 feet apart, working ONLY with that group and ONE director--no mingling to protect the other pods) and music training, mostly online. There are several plans in play concurrently, but the directors are leaving things open to see where we are in September, then October, and on. I think we would like to parti
  8. Not sure where you got the info on Lewisville LISD, because I'm a parent and we haven't been told yet. Our parent meeting is tomorrow night. That doesn't mean we're looking at a competitive season, just that we haven't been told. But summer bandy things are happening, even if they're unusual (no parent volunteers or techs on campus, for example), and full of strict precautions, down to where everyone can drop off/park.
  9. So far, LISD (north) hasn't made any pronouncements regarding band. Denton county, while seeing growth in cases, hasn't been hit nearly as hard as those near Austin and Houston (but we know that can change if people don't follow guidelines). School will start August 19, with virtual and in-person options, both of which can include in-person band if selected. So we don't know what LISD will ultimately decide to do, but with Drinkwater as the director of fine arts, safety will be the word of the day. And it will also depend on whether or not we have any infection events at school--if we do, ever
  10. They may have to start doing what college bands do for away games (given the far more considerable expense) is send pep bands. Keep the same number of buses but trade off group A and group B for away games. Not sure that's budget conscious, but an option.
  11. I want to be optimistic--Marcus announced it's show to the band last night, and it looks really fun. This is my youngest's senior year, so after this season, we age out. It breaks my heart to think we might not have a season, especially for the seniors looking to close out their careers. I can live without a super-regional, honestly, and a multi-site state competition wouldn't be as exciting, but it would be something. But the virus doesn't care about band...so I guess we'll see how the summer goes. The other thing to consider is what the schools will be doing. Dallas ISD is reviewing a
  12. Y'all are already talking about 2020 and I still have a 2019 Super Regional hangover.
  13. Okay, Marcus's show isn't easy, not even compared to Keller or Hebron. Hebron has more difficulty musically, yes. But Marcus does more body work than most, while playing. In addition, they move at 90 degree slides a great deal. That is technically very difficult to march and harder to clean. Having marched 8 years, I can tell you, objectively, it isn't an "easy" show. It may look easy but that's the point. Make it look effortless. Will they beat Hebron in San Antonio? Unlikely. But that doesn't diminish their work and accomplishment here.
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