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  1. Yesterday
  2. COVID 19

    I am pretty sure we are about ready to hear more Illinois schools not competing competitively this year.
  3. COVID 19

    I've heard through the grapevine that all shows at state schools (U of I, ISU, EIU, SIU, WIU, NIU) are cancelled.
  4. COVID 19

    They just keep on coming! I don't want to saw it but I have a feeling this season is in real Jeopardy
  5. COVID 19

    Pontiac has cancelled their show
  6. Last week
  7. COVID 19

    @Dan Balash do you think we should start a running list of shows that are canceled?
  8. COVID 19

    It could, but then you'd have to take into consideration winer guard/winds/percussion, spring sports, senioritis, AP exams, and notoriously iffy Midwest weather.
  9. COVID 19

    Murphysboro Drums at Appletime 9/19 is cancelled.
  10. COVID 19

    The MSBA show in Naperville on 9/12 is cancelled.
  11. COVID 19

    This is very realistic and common sense. With U of I, ISU and EIU cancelled, and Illinois not allowing gatherings of more than 50 until a vaccine, how can anyone expect there to be any competitions in Illinois this fall? I'll say NO. I don't know the guidelines in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio or Missouri, but is it realistic that any Illinois band can SAFELY learn & rehearse some type of competitive show (yes, I know BOA has shortened the minimum show time) and then SAFELY make LONGER bus trips to other states (and surely, overnight lodging is off the table) for competitions? I have a really hard time seeing this. While we all love the marching arts, we're seeing directors placing safety as the #1 priority, and that's the way it should be. IMO, the most realistic for this year: learn your music and guard work virtually (wind players could learn choreography as well), get together in safe groups to rehears as possible, and hopefully put together a standstill concert with guard performance for safe-sized audiences - maybe multiple performances to accommodate any who wants to see a performance. The only thing I've heard about the possibility of safe "drill", and I think it was from the U of Michigan director, was always keeping the winds at 4 step intervals (not sure about percussion). This might be something to try if directors really want to get freshman marching & playing experience. One other crazy thought: I know a high school year has a template and timeline for Fall, Winter and Spring, but could marching band be shifted to the Spring? Just a thought.
  12. COVID 19

    Update from Waterloo:
  13. COVID 19

    Thanks for Sharing Dan. I think this is just the start. I would guess that most small comps are going to start to rethink. I feel like I am saying rethinking alot lol.
  14. COVID 19

    EIU has cancelled.
  15. COVID 19

    Since ISU is canceled...does anyone thing that some bands might just on the BOA Super Regional St.Louis train....since its OCT 16th and 17th??
  16. COVID 19

    Another thing you have to consider is that band is a scheduled class in most schools...does not having a season or at least participating in the art now interfere with school scheduling and will class sizes swell in some larger schools when 150+ students have to be distributed to new classes in the case they simply cannot have marching band?
  17. COVID 19

    I would have to think that most bands will starting looking into if its worth it to Start the season.
  18. COVID 19

    If bands do cancel their competitions (and they will), this is going to hurt budgets like no other. I wish I could find the article when Lake Park had to cancel the Joust in 2008 when it rained buckets. It was an exorbitant amount of money that they lost.
  19. COVID 19

    I expect to see most local competitions follow suit. This may just be the nail in the coffin for the 2020 competitive marching season.
  20. COVID 19

  21. COVID 19

    ISU has now followed suit and officially cancelled. bummer.
  22. Earlier
  23. COVID 19

    I still see them as attending Stagg (9/12), BOA Clarksville (9/19), LWMI (10/10), ISU (10/17) and BOA Indianapolis (10/24) https://www.lincolnwaymusic.org/lwmb-season-calendar.html
  24. COVID 19

    Hello, Hope everyone is have a great day! I went on the Lincoln Way Marching band Site today looking for when there home show is and notice that there 2020 Band Calendar is now empty....
  25. COVID 19

    I can see contests doing a whole lot of live streaming and only allowing the followers of the band that's on the field in the stands to watch, and then kicking them out. I would LOVE to see what the BOA lists look like right now, as I can imagine administrations starting to say no to overnight trips and bands subsequently having to withdraw from events.
  26. Updating Band Pages on the Website

    It's all good!
  27. Updating Band Pages on the Website

    I fail. I don't check the images/videos page that often, because we don''t get emails when we get submissions for videos/pictures. (We do get emails for shows/competition updates.) Apologies!
  28. Updating Band Pages on the Website

    Hi, I uploaded multiple pictures and a video for my bands page to be updated. It has been almost a week and the bands page hasn't been updated yet. Is there anyone that is currently working on the site that can help?
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