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    Monticello: September 16th Robinson: October 7th Grayslake North: September 10th
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    hey everyone i wanted to make this topic to discuss the major things in music that have been happening lately. what's your favorite band? favorite album? favorite song? and just some conversation starters what do you think of the new AC/DC album Black Ice? new Metallica album Death Magnetic? new Killers album due to come out in November? Pretty much whatever about non-marching/concert band music. (not that i don't enjoy marching/concert band stuff)
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    As I am somewhat of a bibliophile, I decided to start this thread. Any recommendations for books that I (or others) should get from the library/buy? Here's mine (anything by any of the following): -John Grisham -David Sedaris -David Baldacci -Jonathan Kellerman -J.K. Rowling -Pat Conroy -George Orwell, especially 1984 and Animal Farm So, any suggestions for what to get/buy?
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    If any of you are still in need of a percussion arranger for your 2016 marching band program, I have a few spots still open and would love to talk more about the possibility of working with your program. I have significant marching percussion experience including time performing and teach in both DCI and WGI as well as many high schools throughout the Midwest and Texas. I am able to work with all levels of ability and competitiveness. In addition, I will work with you and your budget to ensure that you receive the best product for your programs needs. Please feel free to contact me at any time to discuss your needs and the possibility of working together. Thank you, and I look forward to hearing from some of you soon! -Adam Nichols adamnich48@yahoo.com 309-287-0108
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    1) 89.15 - Avon 2) 86.95 - Carmel 3) 86.50 - Marian Catholic 4) 85.25 - Blue Springs 5) 84.55 - Homestead 6) 82.80 - Castle 7) 80.85 - O'Fallon Township 8) 80.75 - Lake Central 9) 79.70 - Lawrence Township 10) 78.95 - Center Grove 11) 78.80 - Franklin 12) 76.85 - Ben Davis 13) 76.15 - Columbus North 14) 75.00 - Carroll Music: Marian Catholic Visual: Avon GE: Avon
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    SIU scores: Class C: 1) 84.70 - Wesclin (Marching, Music, Percussion, Auxiliary) 2) 78.80 - Vandalia (DM) 3) 76.65 - Johnston City 4) 75.90 - Sparta 5) 75.85 - Anna-Jonesboro 6) 75.70 - Kelly, MO Class B: 1) 86.35 - Northwest, MO (Music, Percussion, Auxiliary) 2) 84.35 - DeSoto, MO (Marching, DM) 3) 77.10 - Carterville 4) 75.85 - Massac County Class A: 1) 87.80 - Mehlville, MO (Marching, Music) 2) 87.65 - Carbondale (Auxiliary) 3) 86.50 - McCracken County, KY (DM, Percussion) 4) 86.30 - Marion Class AA: 1) 91.05 - Dunlap (Music, Marching, Percussion, Auxiliary) 2) 84.80 - Belleville West (DM)
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    Position: Front Ensemble Instructor Where: Providence Catholic High School, New Lenox, IL When: Mid August through the end of the marching season (late October) Providence Catholic HS is looking for an individual to continue working with the Front Ensemble during the school months and marching band season. The ideal candidate would be able to teach and instruct the students at our weekly rehearsals and sectionals. Our weekly rehearsals for full band are usually on Wednesday evenings from 5:00-9:00pm, there is also sectional time allotted outside once a week outside of those full ensemble rehearsals. If the candidate could also attend our contests on Saturdays it would be a plus, but not required. Interested applicants should complete the online application on the schools website ( www.providencecatholic.org ), as well as send a music resume/bio with prior experience and several references to Lawrence Rogers: Director of Bands, Providence Catholic HS. After completing the online application this info can be sent to lrogers@providencecatholic.org . WGI/DCI or former teaching experience is preferred but ultimately the ability to teach and lead students with a positive attitude and strong work ethic will be a determining factor.
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    Can you post this to the job board? Prairie Central HS is looking for a flag instructor for immediate employment. We currently have a guard of 20 members and a band of 128 members. We are located in Central Illinois approx 1 hour from Champaign-Urbana and 45 minutes from Bloomington-Normal. Please email lkline@prairiecentral.org.
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    Immediate Opening: Position(s): Colorguard Instructor Where: Providence Catholic High School, New Lenox, IL Providence Catholic HS is looking for an individual to work with the colorguard section for this summer and fall marching band season. The Providence Catholic HS Band program is one of the most visible and active groups in the community and continues to focus on the growth and excellence of its music programs. We are looking for applicants that are excited and ready to teach students that are eager to work hard. The ideal candidate would be able to choreograph and teach the fall show to the students at our camp weeks in June & July, and the full two week band camp at the end of July/beginning of August, as well as other duties as assigned. The level of choreography can be at a basic skills (A-Class) level and should demonstrate a variety of techniques through flag/rifle work, as well as body movement. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. We are looking for someone to work closely with the Director and visual staff. There are also evening rehearsals throughout the fall that are typically on Wednesday evenings from 5:00-9:00pm, as well as weekend contests through October. Our summer/fall schedule is as follows: Summer Camps Percussion/Guard Camp June 15th—18th: 1:00-9:00pm Monday through Thursday;. Summer Camp #1: June 22nd-25th : 5:00-9:00pm Monday through Thursday. Summer Camp #2: July 6th – 9th : 5:00-9:00pm Monday through Thursday. Summer Camp #3: July 20th – 23rd : 5:00-9:00pm Monday through Thursday. Full Band Camp July 27th - July 31st: 1:00-9:00pm Monday through Thursday; 9:00am-noon Friday. August 3rd– 7th: 1:00-9:00pm Monday through Thursday; 9:00am-noon & 6:00-8:00pm Friday for the Parent Preview Performance. Interested applicants should send a bio/music resume with prior experience & accomplishments, and several references to Lawrence Rogers: Director of Bands (2015-2016), Providence Catholic High School. The info can be sent via email to: lrogers@providencecatholic.org . WGI/DCI or former teaching experience with instructing is preferred, but ultimately the ability to teach and lead students with a positive attitude and strong work ethic will be a determining factor. Again, please send all inquiries or questions to: lrogers@providencecatholic.org
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    Immediate Opening: Position(s): Low-Brass Instructor Where: Providence Catholic High School, New Lenox, IL Providence Catholic HS is looking for an individual to work with the Baritone and Tuba section for this summer and fall marching band season. The Providence Catholic HS Band program is one of the most visible and active groups in the community and continues to focus on the growth and excellence of its music programs. We are looking for applicants that are excited and ready to teach students that are eager to work hard. The ideal candidate would be able to teach and instruct the students at our music camp weeks in June & July, and the full two week band camp at the end of July/beginning of August. This position would include instructing the students in basics/fundamentals of playing, teaching the show music, as well as instructing the students on the field as we learn drill, and other duties as assigned. There are also evening rehearsals throughout the fall that are typically on Wednesday evenings from 5:00-9:00pm, as well as weekend contests through October. Our summer/fall schedule is as follows: Summer Camps Percussion/Guard Camp June 15th—18th: 1:00-9:00pm Monday through Thursday;. Summer Camp #1: June 22nd-25th : 5:00-9:00pm Monday through Thursday. Summer Camp #2: July 6th – 9th : 5:00-9:00pm Monday through Thursday. Summer Camp #3: July 20th – 23rd : 5:00-9:00pm Monday through Thursday. Full Band Camp July 27th - July 31st: 1:00-9:00pm Monday through Thursday; 9:00am-noon Friday. August 3rd– 7th: 1:00-9:00pm Monday through Thursday; 9:00am-noon & 6:00-8:00pm Friday for the Parent Preview Performance. Interested applicants should send a bio/music resume with prior experience & accomplishments, and several references to Lawrence Rogers: Director of Bands (2015-2016), Providence Catholic High School. The info can be sent via email to: lrogers@providencecatholic.org . DCI and/or former teaching experience with instructing is preferred, but ultimately the ability to teach and lead students with a positive attitude and strong work ethic will be a determining factor. Again, please send all inquiries or questions to: lrogers@providencecatholic.org
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    O'Fallon has St. Louis on their calendar. I would make a bold prediction and say Lincoln Community, East Peoria, Metamora, Collinsville and maybe 1-2 other bands will join them. Maybe Murphysboro? Who knows.
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    Dear Colleagues, We invite your group to perform at the 4th Annual Normal West Marching Band Invitational on the campus of Illinois Wesleyan University (Bloomington, IL) on Saturday, September 26, 2015. Competitive classes are determined by band size, and a noncompetitive class is offered for those groups seeking feedback only. IWU's Tucci Stadium features a great artificial turf playing surface. The panel of adjudicators is committed to providing positive, constructive, and educational feedback. We hope to see you and your group on September 26th! Please contact us if you have any questions. Happy New Year! Lisa Preston (prestols@unit5.org) and Ryan Budzinski (budzinsr@unit5.org) Online Application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1PtTHTaMJt2uyvD7rHSj7PoXmlJ0y9QR_zfCOacB84BM/viewform PDF Application: www.normalwestbands.org/documents/invapp15.pdf
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    Metamora Class A/AA Class A field 1st Watseka 2nd ROWVA 3rd ElPaso Gridley Class AA 1st Geneseo 2nd Streator 3rd Alton Sorry, I don't have captions and I'm leaving!! Its COLD!!!!!
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    You're not the only one who knows how to rip videos from YouTube and rip their audio, Dan ;-) But anyway, it does seem ridiculous that Mr. Video (or anyone else for that matter) is denying us the right to an artform. Especially in cases of videos that are not professionally done. It's like saying you can't share photos from a family vacation at an amusement park, just because a logo appears in the background.
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    I wish more composers thought that way. Here's an example: This past summer, Phantom Regiment did Loris Tjeknavorian's Dance of Ecstasy as part of their program. They performed it all summer, and after the DVD's come out, he pulls the license that he granted for the DVD's. So, DCI had to redo the 2009 DVD's, cutting out the music and the visual that went along with this piece, resulting in a lot of frustrated customers. Also, BOA/Copy Cat Publishing has a comprehensive list of pieces that will be denied: 1. "The Easter Symphony - Mvt. 2 (Death Tree)" by David Holsinger (publisher instructed to deny requests to arrange 2nd Movement only) 2. Music and film scores by John Williams 3. Music by Joaquin Rodrigo ("Concierto de Aranjuez") 4. Music by Charles Ives 5. "God Bless America" 6. "Riverdance" 7. Music by Vincent Persichetti 8. The use of Literary Charaters (i.e. from "Where the Wild Things Are") 9. Music and stories of Dr. Seuss 10. "Symphony #3" by James Barnes 11. Works by David Maslanka (Mr. Maslanka will consider personally creating a new commissioned work or arrangements for your band.) 12. "Ritual Fire Dance" by Manuel de Falla 13. Music from any Disney Film less than six (6) months after the film's release. 14. "Carmina Burana" by Carl Orff 15. Music composed or performed by the rock group Van Halen. 16. "Barbarian Horde" from the Motion Picture "Gladiator" 17. "The Battle" from the Motion Picture "Gladiator" 18. "Progeny" from the Motion Picture "Gladiator" 19. Music composed or performed by the rock group U2. 20. "She Loves You" by John Lennon and Paul McCartney 21. "Space Oddity" by David Bowie 22. "Welcome to the Black Parade" performed by My Chemical Romance 23. Music and Film scores by Thomas Newman 24. All works by Bruce Springsteen The following will not necessarily be denied. However, our experience has been that permission may take longer than average to be granted. You should allow a minimum of 6-8 weeks or longer to license these works. 1. Hal Leonard requires that all requests be submitted via their website. You should allow approximately 6 weeks to complete the licensing process. However, the following exceptions should be noted: * Walt Disney Music: Music from movies released within the past 6 months may not be approved. * Any music controlled by PolyGram UK (primarily music by Bj
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    Yeah and I'd like to see Lawrence Central's show from 08. From what I've seen in the clips it looks really good
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    I most definitely would reccomend "The Freedom Writer's Diary" it was made into a motion picture.....which is GREAT!!!! but the book is truly AMAZING also!! I am going to read "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" and I'll tell every1 what I think of it!!!!
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    I would have to say I watch this video at least five times a day on youtube. LD Bell = <3
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    I love Ben Folds (Five). Also a pretty big fan of Weezer. I'll listen to almost anything once, really. I'm more into comedy albums and audiobooks than anything else. David Sedaris is by far the funniest author ever. If you've ever read any of his books, you have to get the audiobooks somehow. Patton Oswalt, Lewis Black, Jim Gaffigan are some of my favorite comedians. Shocking isn't it? I do listen to music other than classical and marching band/drum corps..
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    OKay. I just realized there is alot of football games tomorrow. So it would be moved to sat. BUT there is a competition. SO Sunday it is. Sunday at around 3 pm since church will be over by then. Okay?
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    I'm in. Do you have an ID Number? You need one to sign into the league. And we're totally doing fantasy football next year! I'm ready to spread my football dominance to other groups!
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    There's an idea. I'd be up for fantasy baseball and fantasy football next year.
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    NBA? Or do they do college. I would prefer College if they do it.
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