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Everything posted by propsquaddad

  1. After my daughter graduated in 2020, and a year of COVID, my son will be a Freshman at Rouse this year. Not to jinx anything, but we already made our hotel reservations for State. Looking forward to an awesome year. Rouse HS show reveal and mini camp at the end of the school year has everyone fired up. Its gonna be a good year!
  2. So incredibly proud of the Rouse HS guard. Their director called them "The little team that could". Congrats to all the Texas teams that made the finals!!
  3. Does anyone know when the results from semi's is going to be posted? I'm dying to know what Texas groups are going to finals.
  4. I may be a little bias being from Leander ISD but I would expect Vista Ridge to both make finals and finish very high. Why would we expect anything less from a band from arguably the best marching band school district in the great state of Texas.
  5. It is going to be an awesome year for sure. not only with Vista/CTJ squaring off, but we cant forget Vandergrift and Ronald Reagan. Vandergrift is the "reigning" National Champion, Ronald Reagan beat them head to head I believe twice in 2019. It is going to be interesting to see how well all the programs recover. Even though most programs did some sort of marching show in 2020, you still have 2 years worth of students who don't have a lot of experience performing a full length, high level show. Rouse HS was one of the rising stars in 5A. Is COVID going to set the program back a couple of
  6. TMC 2 years ago was awesome, this line-up looks to be even better. UIL is going to be interesting this year as well. Can Vista Ridge regain the 6A championship? Can LISD (south) sweep the 5A medals? TMC and BOA Austin are early enough in the season that anything is possible. Personally, I cannot wait until the fall!!
  7. Leander getting bumped down to 5A really puts pressure on Cedar Park, Rouse, and Glen. All of which made the Finals (Cedar park #1, and Rouse #4). I think It's very possible we see a repeat of 2015 with a Leander ISD sweep in 5A.
  8. Rouse HS had 7 make all state. Leander ISD as a whole had a total of 34 make All-State band.
  9. There is a reason CTJ won. They were the best band out there this year. I think the bitterness comes from those of us that know our schools would have had a shot at the title as well under different circumstances. But nobody can take anything away from CTJ. There is a reason they are one of the best band in the country, Year after year they absolutely bring it every time they step on the field. Those shirts crack me up!!
  10. Do I think Leander ISD made the right decision and did not compete this year? I think so. Do I wish we could have seen VRHS defend their title? Of course I do. I also feel for all of those seniors that did not get to do all of the things they should have done. My daughter was a senior at Rouse last year (in Color Guard) when all of this started and their winter guard season was canceled.
  11. My top 5 (with a dark horse) 1. CTJ - with a superb timeslot and knowing the quality of show they always bring, I think its their contest to lose this year. 2. FloMo 3. Marcus- Best band in Area C this year, but super crappy time slot. 4. Woodlands 5. Hebron Dark Horse- watch out for Waxahachie
  12. It does, I agree. Idk, I have mixed emotions about it. A "state winning" UIL show may or may not do well at GN, and the smaller schools like CP, Rouse, and Glen don't have near the fund raising base as Vista or Vandy. A trip to GN is an additional $400,000 to the budget. I think it would be really cool if LISD sent everyone to GN one year. win the whole thing and sweep the classes.
  13. I agree there is a chance, but 2021 is also a 5A state year.
  14. Are ya'll modifying your show any to make it "Covid friendly"? I always love watching CTJ perform.
  15. You have nothing to apologize for. We can all read the email that was posted. If the band directors want to have some secret option that goes against what the email clearly stated that is not your fault.
  16. It would be the reveal of their "Covid-19 friendly" show. Basically the show they are going to do at football games if we get that far. LoL
  17. While there is no question that you cannot participate in Marching band virtually, this is the situation that many districts struggled with prior to making the decision to cancel their competitive marching season. It appears that Katy ISD has placed the tough decision in the lap of their students and parents. How many kids are now going to drop band off their schedule. How many years will it take Katy ISD to recover from that loss? I predict they will lose around 30-40% of their members. Why? because they do not want to think outside the box and allow kids to participate in a virtual environme
  18. While I think that a GNat in Texas every other year would be really cool, I think it would end up just being a repeat of whatever had happened in SA that year. There is not much argument saying its harder to make finals in SA than it is to make finals at GNat. There are great programs outside of Texas, there is no doubt about that. However, there is a reason that 22 of the top 42 bands in the nation are from one state... Texas.
  19. Good luck to ya'll this year. Lewisville ISD is one of the strongest marching band districts in the state. If anyone can make it work I'm sure you guys can.
  20. I think the not knowing part would drive me absolutely crazy. It's basically the start of the school year and there is no plan yet. But if your director and parents are good with that then ya'll do your thing. LoL Good luck to you. I always enjoy watching Flower Mound HS march.
  21. I think it will also be interesting to see how many regions and areas consolidate their contests. How many schools are actually going to compete this year? For most of the "big" schools they cannot even start learning drill until Sept 7th or 8th. At which time the 8 hour rule is now in effect. Is that enough time to learn a 8+ minute show? There are no other contests to go to for a tune up before Region/Area/State, is that going to effect the quality of the product? this is Texas we have the best marching programs in the country arguably. I think for the schools that have not made a decision y
  22. So because they have not announced they were canceling their seasons we have to assume there will be one. the rest of what you stated is exactly what I’ve been saying. However, we don’t need UIL in order to be able to accomplish that.
  23. Does anyone have any insight into what happened in the Lewisville meeting last night?
  24. Hope is not a plan. Are you planning on having a marching season without color guard? I'm sure you realize that January starts winter guard season (and concert season for the band). I think UIL shifting the calendar a month pushing the SMC into December is about as good as your going to get without disrupting other activities. Why do you feel a marching season has to be defined by a contest?
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