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  2. Streator Township High School is looking for a battery instructor for the 2018-2019 marching season. An ideal candidate is someone with experience teaching percussion (with a specialty in battery technique and pedagogy). Job requirements: Band camp July 30-August 10, 8am-4pm Percussion sectionals during the summer (flexible scheduling) Wednesday night rehearsals from August 15-October 17, 6-9pm Weekend competitions Stipend for the season is currently $1100. An additional stipend can be negotiated for writing the percussion book. Interested individuals should contact Jamie Kotovsky, Director of Bands, at jkotovsky@streatorhs.org
  3. Centralia High School in Centralia, IL is looking for a colorguard coach coach for the 2018 marching season. Please contact saarons@centraliahs.org if interested.
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  5. I'm trying to post information about the marching festival El Paso Gridley HS is hosting on October 20, 2018. How do I do that? Thanks! Gus Johnson gustav.johnson@unit11.org 309-527-6725
  6. Visit my website, the video training page to learn more about the On Color Guard video training series! www.marcprestonmoss.com
  7. Morris Community High School in Morris, IL is seeking several (paid) instructor positions for the 2018 Marching Band Season. 1) Woodwind Instructor. This is a season long position for a woodwind specialist. This person would be in charge of woodwind music rehearsals, and troubleshooting section issues during full music and visual rehearsals. Woodwind techs and section leaders would report to this person first. Duties would include leading sectionals, being on the field during full ensemble, and other tasks as assigned. Rehearsals are typically Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-9pm once school starts. Attendance at football games and competition days would be preferred but not required. Experience teaching marching band music and visual rehearsals preferred. Stipend is $1500 for the season (roughly 150 hours of rehearsal time). 2) Several positions available for Visual and Music Techs during our 2 weeks of camp in Morris, IL. July 30th-August 3rd, August 6th-10th from 8am-5pm. Responsibilities would include running visual and music sectionals, assisting with full ensemble visual rehearsals, and other responsibilities depending on strengths of the individual. $600 for the two week commitment (72 Hours Total). Opportunities for more work during the season available for the right candidate if interested and well suited. Please contact Brock Feece, Director of Bands, at bfeece@morrishs.org if interested
  8. Marching band staff needed

    Following up. We are still looking for the following instructional positions to be filled at De La Salle Institute. Woodwind Tech Brass Tech Percussion Instructor Colorguard Instructor
  9. Please visit my website. Let's build your show together! http://www.marcprestonmoss.com
  10. Coal City High School is seeking applications for a battery percussion instructor to assist the Band Director with instructional responsibilities during marching band season. An ideal candidate is someone with experience teaching percussion (with a specialty in battery technique and pedagogy). Skills for this position include but are not limited to: Professionalism, a positive attitude, and a passion for the activity. Giving appropriate work and training to students according to their skill level. Competency in battery instrument pedagogy. Providing constructive feedback to students Consistent presence at spring practices/auditions, fall rehearsals, band camp, and contests Performance and/or instructional experience preferred The Coal City High School Band program has a long and proud tradition of excellence. Interested individuals should contact: ckotovsky@coalcityschools.org Thank you, Cameron Kotovsky Director of Bands Coal City High School
  11. 2018 Normal Marching Band Invitational

    I'm excited to see the combined band perform. Both individual programs have been great, so it'd be fantastic to have another Illinois band performing at a higher level, not to mention an even more exciting ISU finals.
  12. 2018 Normal Marching Band Invitational

    The Normal Community and Normal West High School Bands proudly announce the Seventh Annual Normal Marching Band Invitational at Illinois Wesleyan University Saturday, September 29, 2018 Click here to apply online! Competitive classes are determined by band size. The Invitational will be held on the artificial turf at Illinois Wesleyan University's historic Tucci Stadium. We hope to see you on September 29! Lisa Preston, Lance Meadows, and Ryan Budzinski Additional information to be posted at www.nwmbinvitational.org when the event approaches, or email budzinsr@myunit5.org.
  13. Community + West = awesome

    This is good news. I'm intrigued to see this. 6A at ISU and 4A at BOA events. It'll open up a new finalist spot at ISU as well for 1A-4A, and make 5A-6A just that more difficult.
  14. Community + West = awesome

    http://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/education/combining-forces-unit-high-schools-to-merge-marching-bands/article_159130b1-8417-5d71-919a-fd8a9503fb4d.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=user-share
  15. Hello! My name is Todd Schultz and I am in my first year at De La Salle Institute in Chicago. It is a Catholic school in Chicago's Bronzeville area. I am working on my goals for the program, which include bringing back a color guard program, and developing a competitive marching program. Down the road, I am looking to start a fall competitive program, a WGI Winds program, a fall color guard, and winter guard, and a winter drumline. At this point, the band has not competed on the field for many years. I am looking to assemble a staff for next year that includes a percussion instructor, a color guard instructor, and 2 field/music instructors. If you are an individual that is looking to work with a great group of students, and building a program from the ground up, please reach out to me at schultzt@dls.org. Thanks! Todd
  16. Band Directors - The judging panel has been confirmed for the 13th Annual Morton Marching Invitational on Saturday September 15, 2018. Enroll now at: https://goo.gl/forms/oY3RM7y766UjeS2w1 A top-tier judging panel from DCI, BOA, and top high school and college programs makes this competition an excellent early season event for your band. A new stadium and turf field was completed in 2015. The facilities are amazing - we hope you will join us! Confirmed judges include: Andy Cook - 2017 National Champion Carmel High School, IN Kyle Young - 2017 National Champion Carmel High School, IN Scott Seal - The Cavaliers Mike Bolla - Center Grove High School, IN Jeff Fiedler - Santa Clara Vanguard Pete Weber - Visual Designer - Santa Clara Vanguard Kevin Lepper - Vandercook College of Music David Morrison - Prospect HS (retired) Ryan Miller - RLM Productions, Legends
  17. BOA Grand Nats

    Interested in which group didn't belong in your humble opinion?
  18. BOA Grand Nats

    Watching that final, it was pretty apparent there was a band that didn't belong in that group. The fact that Homestead was outside looking in was wrong. That said, easily the best semi-finals I've ever seen, and O'Fallon was outstanding. I hope they continue to improve, cause they would have been just as exciting to watch in that finals as others, if not more than at least one group.
  19. BOA Grand Nats

    Semi Results 12th - Roundrock - 89.8 13th - Homestead - 89.5 14th - O'Fallon - 89.05 15th - Owasso - 88.05
  20. BOA Grand Nats

    Congrats to Marian Catholic on another wonderful year.
  21. BOA Grand Nats

    1. 97.500 Carmel H.S., IN2. 96.925 Broken Arrow H.S., OK3. 96.475 Avon H.S., IN4. 95.700 Marcus H.S., TX5. 95.625 Flower Mound H.S., TX6. 92.725 Dobyns Bennett H.S., TN7. 91.825 The Woodlands H.S., TX8. 91.200 Castle H.S., IN9. 91.175 Blue Springs H.S., MO10. 91.025 Union H.S., OK11. 89.800 Marian Catholic H.S., IL12. 89.625 Round Rock H.S., TXMusic: Broken Arrow H.S., OK and Carmel H.S., IN (tie)Visual: Carmel H.S., INGeneral Effect: Carmel H.S., INEspirit de Corps: Miliani H.S., HITournament of Roses Invitation: Flower Mound H.S., TX
  22. BOA Grand Nats

    Good luck to Marian and congrats to O'Fallon on a great year.
  23. BOA Grand Nats

    Finals Schedule 7:45 p.m. - Class Champion Exhibition: Adair County H.S., KY 8:00 p.m. - Dobyns-Bennett H.S., TN 8:15 p.m. - Marian Catholic H.S., IL 8:30 p.m. - Union H.S., OK 8:45 p.m. - Round Rock H.S., TX 9:00 p.m. - Blue Springs H.S., MO 9:15 p.m. - Castle H.S., IN 9:30 p.m. - The Woodlands H.S., TX 9:45 p.m. - Carmel H.S., IN 10:00 p.m. - Broken Arrow H.S., OK 10:15 p.m. - Flower Mound H.S., TX 10:30 p.m. - Marcus H.S., TX 10:45 p.m. - Avon H.S., IN Prelims Results Class A 1st - Adair County H.S., KY 2nd - Norton H.S., OH 3rd - Beechwood H.S., KY Outstanding Music Performance - Adair County H.S., KY Outstanding Visual Performance - Norton H.S., OH & Adair County H.S., KY Outstanding General Effect - Adair County H.S., KY Class AA 1st - Marian Catholic H.S., IL 2nd - North Hardin H.S., KY 3rd - Bassett H.S., VA Outstanding Music Performance - Marian Catholic H.S., IL Outstanding Visual Performance - Marian Catholic H.S., IL Outstanding General Effect - Marian Catholic H.S., IL Class AAA 1st - Castle H.S., IN 2nd - Dobyns-Bennett H.S., TN 3rd - Fort Mill H.S., SC Outstanding Music Performance - Castle H.S., IN Outstanding Visual Performance - Castle H.S., IN Outstanding General Effect - Castle H.S., IN Class AAAA 1st - Carmel H.S., IN 2nd - Broken Arrow H.S., OK 3rd - Avon H.S., IN Outstanding Music Performance - Broken Arrow H.S., OK Outstanding Visual Performance - Carmel H.S., IN Outstanding General Effect - Carmel H.S., IN
  24. BOA Grand Nats

    6:30 AM – Adair County H.S., KY 6:45 AM – Jenison H.S., MI 7:00 AM – DeSoto Central H.S., MS 7:15 AM – Central Hardin H.S., KY 7:30 AM – Norton H.S., OH 7:45 AM – Beechwood H.S., KY 8:00 AM – Archbishop Alter H.S., OH 8:15 AM – Franklin H.S., TN 8:30 AM – Prosper H.S., TX 8:45 AM – James F. Byrnes H.S., SC 9:00 AM – Bassett H.S., VA 9:15 AM – Union H.S., OK BREAK 10:00 AM – Broken Arrow H.S., OK 10:15 AM – Marian Catholic H.S., IL 10:30 AM – The Woodlands H.S., TX 10:45 AM – Owasso H.S., OK 11:00 AM – Round Rock H.S., TX 11:15 AM – Marcus H.S., TX 11:30 AM – Avon H.S., IN 11:45 AM – Castle H.S., IN 12:00 PM – O'Fallon Township H.S., IL 12:15 PM – Plymouth-Canton Educational Park, MI 12:30 PM – Blue Springs H.S., MO 12:45 PM – Center Grove H.S., IN BREAK 1:30 PM – Carmel H.S., IN 1:45 PM – Centerville H.S., OH 2:00 PM – Flower Mound H.S., TX 2:15 PM – North Hardin H.S., KY 2:30 PM – Homestead H.S., IN 2:45 PM – Walton H.S., GA 3:00 PM – Dobyns-Bennett H.S., TN 3:15 PM – Winston Churchill H.S., TX 3:30 PM – Lawrence Township, IN 3:45 PM – William Mason H.S., OH 4:00 PM – Fort Mill H.S., SC 4:15 PM – Fishers H.S., IN 4:30 PM – Mililani H.S., HI 4:45 PM – Exhibition: Miami University
  25. BOA Grand Nats

    Go O'Fallon
  26. BOA Grand Nats

    Marian Catholic plays at 10:15 tomorrow. O'Fallon Township plays at 12:00. Good luck to both bands. Hopefully both can make it to finals.
  27. BOA Grand Nats

    Claudia Taylor Johnson , Hebron and Vandergrift HS"S came in ahead of Avon IN at the San Antonio Regional this weekend. That kind of suprised me, Flower Mound was further down in the scores
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