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Dan Balash

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Dan Balash last won the day on June 26 2020

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  1. Looking Ahead to 2021

    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.
  2. Looking Ahead to 2021

    I honestly do not know how many Texas bands will consider coming. as UIL has instituted an all class state series in 2020. 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:
  3. Looking Ahead to 2021

    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.
  4. COVID 19

    Received word yesterday that Metro East Marching Classic will be moving to a virtual format. Anyone interested in participating and for more information, please contact, Melissa Gustafson-Hinds, OTHS gustafson-hindsm@oths.us
  5. COVID 19

    Think about Spring 2021 before adding the possibility of football/marching band, just to name a few: Basketball Baseball/Softball Track AP examinations/College visits for juniors Spring musicals Spring concert season (Super State, National Concert Band Festival, etc.) Winter Guard/Percussion/Winds (maybe WGI will have a 2021 season?) Drum Corps (who knows if there will be a 2021 season? I can't see touring being the same after the pandemic).
  6. COVID 19

    BOA finally officially cancelled the season.
  7. COVID 19

    Literally everything and everyone has cancelled save for BOA (except Carmel sent in an email that they are indeed done), Michigan and Texas, with a few random shows here and there. Texas just announced that bands can't learn their competitive show before September 7th and state championships by Christmas.
  8. COVID 19

  9. COVID 19

    Unconfirmed and trying to get more info: ALL Chicago area shows are cancelled.
  10. COVID 19

  11. COVID 19

    I've heard through the grapevine that all shows at state schools (U of I, ISU, EIU, SIU, WIU, NIU) are cancelled.
  12. 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.
  13. COVID 19

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

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

    Update from Waterloo: