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  2. Looking Ahead to 2021

    Current participants as of 12:00 PM: 1A (3 spots still open): Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond Hoopeston Area Sullivan Watseka Community 2A: Effingham IVC Kewanee Macomb Mater Dei Monticello Newton Paris Cooperative Pontiac Township Sherrard Unity University 3A (6 spots still open): East Peoria 4A: Antioch Champaign Central Galesburg Grayslake North Kaneland Washington Community 5A (1 spot open): A.A. Stagg Edwardsville Mundelein Plainfield East Romeoville Round Lake 6A (1 spot open): Fremd Minooka Community Neuqua Valley Normal Oak Park/River Forest Waubonsie Valley
  3. Looking Ahead to 2021

    Murphysboro: September 18th Danville: October 2nd DeKalb: September 25th WIU: October 23rd NIU Red & Black Fall Classic: September 18th McKendree Preview of Champions: September 25th McKendree Small Band Championship: October 9th
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    U of I update as of 6:30 AM 3/1 for open slots in the 2021 IMBC:
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    Looking forward to it... Always like the Lincoln-Way competition. It is late enough in the season where bands typically perform most if not all of their show. It always gets some of the top bands plus bands from other states. Only drawback, not to the fault of the show, is the last couple of years the weather has been terrible!
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    Nice!! I am seeing some marching band stuff for 21 coming on there site...Might see some more news coming from LW soon!!
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    Lincoln-Way Marching Band InvitationalSaturday, October 16, 2021 Lincoln-Way West High School 21701 S. Gougar Road New Lenox, Illinois 60451
  10. Audio Question

    Our band just received a small ($500) grant specifically for funding some sort of power supply for our audio system that we use for our front ensemble and soloists. Anyone here have prior experience purchasing and/or using either a small generator or other power supply? I've seen several different ideas online, but not sure which is the best way to go. We have a fairly basic system with 2 sets of sub/main speakers, one digital mixer, 2 amplifiers, keyboard, laptop and several wireless mics. Any recommendation or contacts that might be able to help are greatly appreciated!
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    Thanks! Sorry about that! Well it make its way more fun!
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    4. ISU, U of I, Indy, St. Louis.
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    OoooOO well that's fun! 3 major events all on the same day....
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    Scheduling update: U of I moved to October 23rd, due to changes with the Big Ten football schedule.
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    Great question!!! I think we will know more in a month or two when schools start to post there 21 field shows. I would think that some schools are still waiting to see how the season will turn out based on all of the events over the last year. I think more schools are going to opt for BOA over ISU.....but we shall see!! excited for a new marching season.
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    Besides Lake Park. are there any rumors on which schools that typically go to ISU are skipping it this year to go to a BOA Super Regional competition?
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    Bands that signed up for 2020 will get first crack at registering for 2021. They have until 2/21 to sign up; any spots remaining open up on 3/1.
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    Dan- I think this is going to be a trend. ISU may be very interesting this year. I wonder what LW, Marian or Lockport will be doing...
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    Lake Park: September 11 VJA: September 18 Prospect: October 2 Robinson: October 2 Naperville Central: October 16 Also, looking at band calendars, interesting to note that it does not look like Lake Park is planning on attending ISU, as they look to be forgoing it for BOA Indianapolis.
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    I see what happened. My first post is incorrect. One of the local schools is updating their 2021 schedule, but still shows 2020 competitions.
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    No. It's still scheduled for 10/23.
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    Did ISU change the weekend of their competition to 10/17/21?
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    Few updates for 2021 dates: -Chicagoland Marching Band Festival (Wheeling): September 11 -Downers Grove South: October 9 -Illinois Marching Band Championships (Champaign): October 9 -Metamora: October 9 -Quincy - October 16 -Greater St. Louis (at Belleville West): October 30 -BOA Dayton and BOA Central Ohio have flipped dates. Central Ohio is now September 25th (at Fortress Obetz) and Dayton is September 18th. -North Central College (Naperville) - October 2. More to come.
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    I honestly do not know how many Texas bands will consider coming. as UIL has instituted an all class state series in 2020 2021. Normally, classes rotate yearly. The heavy hitters (CTJ, Flower Mound, Reagan, Marcus, etc.) would have San Antonio, then 6A Prelims/Finals Monday and Tuesday, Wednesday school, Thursday travel day to GN, perform Friday/Saturday. It's hard for me to see schools signing off on that, because that's a ton of school to miss. Here is what the schedule looks like:
  25. Looking Ahead to 2021

    I was watching some TX bands at various comps this year and read one spectators post talking about TX bands rumored and confirmed to be heading to Nats. Here's what they said Rumored and Confirmed from TX (I forgot who's confirmed and rumored): Haltom (Confirmed), Ronald Reagan, Marcus, FloMo, Vista Ridge, James Bowie, LD Bell, Bridgeland, Westwood, Wylie East, Weiss, Woodlands, Round Rock, CTJ. It is officially going to be a bloodbath for GN 2021. That's also not including Avon, Carmel, Broken Arrow, Blue Springs, and Tarpon Springs from other states. Pearland is also on the list of rumored.
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    Here's what we've got so far: September 18th: Edwardsville BOA Central Ohio (Site TBD) BOA Clarksville, TN - Austin Peay State University September 25th: Morton (NEW Prelims/Finals format) BOA Dayton, OH - Welcome Stadium October 2nd: BOA Toledo, OH - University of Toledo (Site Tentative) October 2nd/9th: North Central College (MSBA event) - Naperville (NEW in 2021) - either one October 9th: Metamora BOA Cedar Falls, IA - University of Northern Iowa (Site Tentative) October 23rd: ISU BOA St. Louis Super Regional - The Dome at America's Center BOA Indianapolis Super Regional - Lucas Oil Stadium November 11-13th: Grand Nationals U of I will probably fall on 10/9 or 10/16, as those are the off days for Illini football next season.
  27. Looking Ahead to 2021

    Ya....This is going to be a hard one for most bands...I sure don't understand why BOA did that. I think the Inda Super regional will win a lot of interest.
  28. Where are You Getting Your Marching Band Fix???

    I pretty much "dumped" marching band from my Fall 2020 schedule of events. But lately I have found myself watching YouTube videos of previous years performances. Hopefully all goes well for 2021.
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