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MikeKyu last won the day on November 4

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    Cedar Park, TX
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    Everything marching band.
    Outside of that, helping my son grow into a respectful gentleman, and racing cars.

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  1. Dave Campbell's channel is usually pretty good. This was a fantastic tribute to not only the loss of a band director but to the tenacity of a community. Thanks for sharing.
  2. Been saying all year that Cedar Park's line and front ensemblenare beastly. This show and Dripping Springs prove my observation wasn't too bad.
  3. I want them to go more exploratory and do a show that's themed off of Weird Al's Hamilton Polka. They'll crush it
  4. FloMo had one amazing run tonight. I can see Carmel taking home music. What a show! Not the biggest fan of the Broken Arrow show but my belief is that they will win.
  5. I dig that Castle show. First time I had seen it all season.
  6. I'm just laughing. I'm one of the extremely few people who has competed against Wester Pennsylvania's best and marched with them as well. I have competed against and marched with both Kiski and Norwin as well as competed against them both. Yeah, my parents moved around a lot. It's very hard to compare small bands when they aren't competing on "the big stages." Is Argyle excellent? Yep. But I also like to keep fantasy out of current contests. Would I have loved to see BOA Sam Antonio's finalists all attent nationals? Yeah!! But I'm also not invalidating the results with a "But if Vandergrift went they would place xxx" Enjoy the moment for what it is. Each victory is well worth it and comparing those to non-attending bands is, in my opinion, irrelevant. Have fun with semi and finals runs. It's a magical time.
  7. I'm 100% team Texas. But we don't have any 2A bands partying this weekend in Indy. Norwin winning AA was not unexpected. I'm excited to see how they do in finals. It's pretty awesome for an AA band to qualify on score when in Texas some seasons we can't even get a 3A band to qualify for a Super Regional's finals.
  8. Looks to be about 246 this year https://www.uiltexas.org/athletics/conference-cutoffs
  9. I do not believe the directors need to change their approach. I think the way BOA judges bands needs to change. Remember this organization is named "Music for All" but it operates as "General Effect For All." I believe all portions of a performance should be weighed equally allowing a band to shoot their shot for the optimum score. The following is copy pasta from MFA's adjudication page. "Similarly, more emphasis has been placed on the effectiveness of the general effect judges than on fine-line perfection of the performance judges. The weight of the numbers places 60% of the value on music and 40% on visual, as well as 60% on general effect and 40% on performance."
  10. No, you said that the judges were reserving higher scores for later because they aren't accomplished enough to accurately judge a performance without setting a low score baseline for excellence. If this were the case why wouldn't music for all just have the top 6 go first in finals so that they wouldn't need to harshly judge early competitors to save room for higher scores?
  11. There is no proof of that. No proof in any SR finals. This is a myth that portrays judges as villains and bands that draw early as victims. This a great way for victims to insulate themselves against hard truths.
  12. This leads me to believe that GE was scored higher on panel 1 in prelims. Should be a fun final.
  13. This is a slippery slope that I vote we do not go down. Why? Is it just too difficult to achieve these? No. Does it only favor the bands that travel and fund raise? No. Does it create a power creep that bands will not be able to compete with? No. My answer incredibly simple. People are lazy typers. Terribly lazy. I do not want to need to remember what each of the acronyms of these titles is. It's bad enough that we have BOA SA SR, UIL SMBC, BOA GN, etc... Stop introducing acronyms to the Nerd Hall!
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