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  2. 2019 Pontiac Indian Showdown Saturday, September 21, 2019 Class School Perform A El Paso 5:00 A Olympia 5:15 A Herscher 5:30 A Watseka 5:45 BREAK 6:00 AA Peoria 6:15 AA Prairie Central 6:30 AA U High 6:45 BREAK 7:00 AAA East Peoria 7:15 AAA Oswego East 7:30 AAA Washington 7:45 EXH Pontiac 8:00 AWARDS 8:15 2019 Schedule.docx
  3. Washington Panther Invitational Saturday, September 7, 2019 RPS 205 1A 1:00 Dwight Township High School 1A 1:14 Farmington Central H. S. 1A 1:28 St. Joseph-Ogden High School 2A 1:42 Olympia High School 2A 1:56 Watseka Community High School 2A 2:10 Break 2:24 Kewanee High School 3A 2:34 El Paso Gridley High School 3A 2:48 Sherrard High School 3A 3:02 Tri-Valley High School 3A 3:16 Illinois Valley Central High School 4A 3:30 Metamora Township High School 4A 3:44 Pontiac Township High School 4A 3:58 Eureka High School 4A 4:12 Awards 4:30 Canton High School 5A 6:00 LaSalle-Peru Township High School 5A 6:14 Pekin Community High School 5A 6:28 Dunlap High School 5A 6:42 Champaign Central High School 6A 6:56 United Township High School 6A 7:10 East Peoria Community High School 6A 7:24 Limestone Community High School 6A 7:38 Break 7:52 Galesburg High School 7A 8:02 Normal High School 7A 8:16 Morton High School 7A 8:30 Washington Community High School EXH 8:44 Awards 9:00 2019 Invitational Times Updated v 2.0 - Sheet1.pdf
  4. Lake Park Lancer Joust Prediction

    It will be a toss-up between Prospect and Lockport Township. Lockport performs a partial show at Lake Park. Greendale always has a solid performance. Also, Andrew has performed well at this competition in the past. I would place them higher.
  5. Lake Park Lancer Joust Prediction

    Lake Park is a good early competition to see what maybe we can expect from Chicagoland Bands this season. This competition is a preliminary and final competition. Preliminary Class 1A 1. H.D Jacobs 2. William Howard Taft 3. Providence Catholic Class 2A 1. Victor J Andrew 2. Wheeling 3. Naperville Central Class 3A 1. Lockport Township 2. Downers Grove South 3. Huntley Class 4A 1. Prospect 2. Greendale, WI 3. Plainfield North Finals 1. Lockport Township 2. Prospect 3. Greendale, WI 4. Downers Grove South 5. Plainfield North 6. Victor J Andrew 7. Huntley 8. Naperville Central 9. HD Jacobs 10. Wheeling What do you all think?
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  7. Washington/Lake Park Competitions

    Anyone have the schedule for Washington or Lake Park?
  8. Competitions for 2019

    Pretty competitive Competition! Excited to see the outcome.
  9. Classic in O'Fallon. A 1:00 St. Charles West, MO 1:13 Breese Central 1:26 Murphysboro 1:39 Civic Memorial 1:52 Effingham 2:05 Nashville 2:18 Mater Dei 2A 2:40 St. Charles, MO 2:53 Hillsboro, MO 3:06 Mascoutah 3:19 Highland 3:32 Triad 3:45 O'Fallon (Exh.) 4:10 Awards 3A 6:30 Oakville, MO 6:43 Collinsville 6:56 Ft. Zumwalt South, MO 7:09 Francis Howell North, MO 7:22 Ft. Zumwalt North, MO 7:35 Granite City 4A 7:55 Francis Howell, MO 8:08 Francis Howell Central, MO 8:21 Lindbergh, MO 8:34 Edwardsville 8:47 Belleville East 9:00 O'Fallon (Exh.) 9:20 Awards.
  10. Competitions for 2019

    Here is the schedule for the Metro-East Marching Classic in O'Fallon. A 1:00 St. Charles West, MO 1:13 Breese Central 1:26 Murphysboro 1:39 Civic Memorial 1:52 Effingham 2:05 Nashville 2:18 Mater Dei 2A 2:40 St. Charles, MO 2:53 Hillsboro, MO 3:06 Mascoutah 3:19 Highland 3:32 Triad 3:45 O'Fallon (Exh.) 4:10 Awards 3A 6:30 Oakville, MO 6:43 Collinsville 6:56 Ft. Zumwalt South, MO 7:09 Francis Howell North, MO 7:22 Ft. Zumwalt North, MO 7:35 Granite City 4A 7:55 Francis Howell, MO 8:08 Francis Howell Central, MO 8:21 Lindbergh, MO 8:34 Edwardsville 8:47 Belleville East 9:00 O'Fallon (Exh.) 9:20 Awards.
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  12. New Directors and Staffing Moves for 19-20

    This will be Chris Jenkins' (the head BD) last season at Warren Township I believe. I don't thing anything has changed at Grayslake Central or North.
  13. Competitions for 2019

    When is it that the first competition (this year September 7th) typically release a schedule or list of confirmed bands?
  14. New Directors and Staffing Moves for 19-20

    Ryan Stack is out at Collinsville, he has been replaced by Nickolas Arnold. Most of their other staff remains the same
  15. New Directors and Staffing Moves for 19-20

    I have some connections in Galesburg and it looks like they have some staff that worked with Andy Empey in Limestone as well as some staff from Galesburg High School and maybe Normal if I heard that correctly.
  16. Show Titles and Music for 2019-20

    From the looks of it on Newton's facebook page where they are to order T's and Sweatshirts their show will be "Bloom" not sure the version or arrangement or ir it's a custom show
  17. What schools have new directors and what staff have made moves to new schools over the summer?
  18. Taft High school is in need of instructors for the color guard and battery for our upcoming band camp and our 2019 season. Band camp is 2 weeks starting on August 12th 10:00 - 4:00 and we rehearse Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 3:30 - 5:30. I would be willing to have people come in for part of the season if need be, but consistency would be ideal. If you are interested please send an email to kjharriman@cps.edu
  19. Bands to watch in 2019

    My analysis of the top nine bands from ISU last year. I do not know a lot about the remaining bands. Lincoln Way – The band to beat, and probably will remain so. They have the largest band and the largest pool of students from their schools. O’Fallon Township – Very nice show the past couple of years, but the question is whether they can repeat. It will be interesting to see what their show will be this year. While not at ISU in 2019, they are going to several BOA competitions where other Illinois bands are performing. Marian Catholic – Best band musically. Always has great shows, but the show theme last year was not as powerful as past shows. I expect better this year. Lockport Township – Excellent visual performances. Excellent soloist performances. Watching their YouTube video of their 2018 Grand Nationals performance provides an overall perspective you do not see at local competitions. Lockport has always placed a very close second to Lincoln Way in the ISU 6A field, so this a band to watch in the future. Prospect – Their show is always well executed. One of the bands you don't want to miss performing. Always a very good band and will remain within the top five. Lake Park – Very nice show and well executed. I believe band size has limited them the recent past. Morton – Excellent all-around band. Finished 29th at 2018 Grand Nationals. They do not have the appearance of a small school band, and appear to be a very dedicated group. I expect Morton to remain the top 2A band for several years. Downers Grove South – An excellent show in 2018. I expect they will build from this show in 2019. Another band you want to watch. Bloomington – A band with very good potential. My belief is their show needs to be more artistic.
  20. Bands to watch in 2019

    For down South, I expect most trends to stay about the same. I think O'Fallon will drop a little bit (but still be very good) after losing a very good class of 2019. Granite City are choosing to go to BOA St. Louis for the 1st time , as are a number of smaller bands (Highland,Triad, Mascoutah). Belleville East will be pretty similarly competitive to where they have for the past few years. I'm looking for Belleville West to continue to grow, as well as Collinsville. They have a new assistant director, and while very young, they are considerably larger than they have been, and their show looks to be their best in several years, if it's potential can be realized. Alton is a group I don't know too much about, I will expect them to be at a similar level to last season.
  21. Bands to watch in 2019

    Morton will be fun to watch, I always love thee shows and have much respect for the dedication of their students. Washington will fit in there as well but I like to take it year by year on them. Rock Island isn’t one of the greatest and that goes for right next door in Moline too. Limestone and Galesburg sorta both have an Andy Empey effect so I am really excited to see that ‘rivalry’ if you will. Bloomington is another one I take year by year but typically they are doing well. East Peoria and IVC are two really good small schools to watch. Granite City has decided not to return to U of I I believe after two years of winning, but wherever they are they will be good as well. And Normal didn’t blow me away last year, but I’m sure they’ll be decent as well.
  22. Bands to watch in 2019

    Morton and Washington both will do well again, Limestone kids are awesome, I didn't like Rock Island's show last year but maybe they are still a great band, and Granite City (unless you consider that southern illinois) does a great job picking a show and they'll do great again. I don't know much else about central bands
  23. Bands to watch in 2019

    What do you think about the central IL bands? (Morton, Washington, Limestone, Dunlap, Galesburg, Rock Island, etc.)
  24. Bands to watch in 2019

    Can't really make any good predictions until first week or so of the season. The Lancer Joust is a good prediction of the season for Northern bands, Washington's competition for Central and Southern bands.Watch for Downers Grove South, Warren Township, Plainfield North, and Lockport (I have a good feeling about them this year).
  25. Bands to watch in 2019

    I don't think there will be much difference from the past couple of years. O'Fallon not being at ISU will affect boasting rights in the state, but O'Fallon will be at BOA competitions with other Illinois bands.
  26. Bands to watch in 2019

    I’m interested in the opinion of those of you who use this forum frequently...who are some marching bands to watch in 2019. Whose gonna be good? Whose a force to recon with?
  27. I would really appreciate the name of a few community marching bands in the U.S. so I can dicuss the flip folders in a community band environment.Thank you in advanceJeff HaleDrum MajorUnley marching BandAdelaideAustralia
  28. Show Titles and Music for 2019-20

    I was told by a friend up in Galesburg that their show is... ” “Along Came A Spider” Selections: Bruckners Symphony 8 “finale” Aha! Imogen Heap Bodecia by Enya Firebird Suite Finale”
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