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  1. Shows for the weekend of October 25, 2014

    Yeah... I didn't get home from work until after they were over ...
  2. Shows for the weekend of October 18, 2014

    I really want to see how close Normal West was to making it in finals.
  3. Southern IL Bands

    Let's please keep this civil. I don't ever want to see someone down playing the importance of any member of any band. I'm all for open discussion, but remember, high-schoolers read this forum. How would it make you feel if I said the job you do in your everyday life isn't as important as the work of your co-workers, and you've only gotten the recognition you have because of them?
  4. Enrollment, Judging, Illinois, and Random Draw

    I like the idea of a hybrid system and something akin to this would be nice. This way your leveling out the number of musicians against one another and the supposed resource differences between school sizes.
  5. Lake Park: 1A 1. Wheaton North (Music, GE, Perc, Aux) 2. H.D. Jacobs (Visual) 2A 1. Wheeling (Music) 2. Lincoln-Way East (Visual, GE, Aux) 3. Naperville Central (Perc) 3A 1. Prospect (Music, Visual, Perc, Aux) 2. Lockport (GE) 3. John Hersey Finalists: Wheaton North (exb), Downer's Grove South (exb), Wheeling, Lincoln-Way East, Naperville Central, Prospect, Lockport, John Hersey, Greendale WI, Plainfield North, Lemont, Warren Township Pontiac: 1A 1. Tri-Valley (Aux, Perc, Winds) 2. Watseka 3. ROWVA 4. Dwight 5. Fieldcrest 2A 1. Eureka (Aux, Winds) 2. Prairie Central (Perc) 3. Paxton-Buckley-Loda 4. Olympia 5. Hoopeston 1A/2A GC: Eureka 3A 1. East Peoria (Perc, Winds) 2. Dunlap 3. LaSalle-Peru (Aux) 4. Streator 5. Illinois Valley Central 6. Danville 4A 1. Washington (Winds) 2. Normal West (Aux, Perc) 3. Champaign Central 4. Plainfield East 3A/4A GC: Washington Grand Champion: Washington Also: Keith Schmink retires after this year
  6. Predictions for the Weekend September 27, 2014

    I'll bite. Dan hasn't asked for any help so far this year, so I'll just post mine here lol. Danville 1A: 1. El Paso-Gridley 2. Blue Ridge 3. Georgetown-Ridge Farm 2A: 1. Hoopeston 2. Urbana 3. Charleston 3A: 1. Champaign Central GC: Champaign Central Collinsville 1A: 1. Mehlville,MO 2. Massac 3. Wesclin 2A: 1. Granite City 2. Carbondale 3. Marion 4A: 1. O'Fallon 2. Edwardsville 3. Belleville East GC: O'Fallon Limestone 1A: 1. Watseka 2. Farmington 3. Kewanee 2A: 1. Macomb 2. IVC 3. Tri-Valley 3A: 1. Normal Community 2. Rock Island 3. Pekin 4A: 1. Bloomington 2. Galesburg 3. Canton GC: Bloomington Robinson 1A: 1. Salem 2. Oblong 3. Casey-Westfield 2A: 1. Newton 2. East Richland GC: Newton Mt. Zion 1A: 1. Okaw Valley 2. Fieldcrest 3. Auburn 2A: 1. Sullivan 2. Blueridge 3A: 1. Effingham 2. Lincoln 3. Mattoon 4A: 1. Monticello GC: Monticello Naperville 1A: 1. WWS 2. Lakes Community 3. Sandwich 2A: 1. Wheeling 2. Waubonsie Valley 3. Batavia 3A: 1. Plainfield North 2. Glenbrook South 3. Joliet West GC: Plainfield North Wheaton North 1A: 1. WWS 2. TF South 3. Elmwood 2A: 1. Munster, IN 2. LWC 3. Alan B. Shepard 3A: 1. Carl Sandburg 2. Bolingbrook 3. Plainfield East GC: Munster, IN
  7. Scores for September 13, 2014

    I personally didn't like their show, but didn't think it was done badly. Looking forward to recaps.
  8. Scores for September 13, 2014

    No idea, they said "Special" Exhibition, my guess is they tied with Warren or Lemont?
  9. Post them when available As a side note: This is the first year that I wasn't able to attend Washington and I am sad.
  10. 2014 Marching Band Shows

    Not sure that I've seen a marching show with that. I'm looking forward to it.
  11. 2014 Director Changes

    A couple surprising ones there... although I think we should make a 2014 Director Changes thread lol
  12. WGI Winds

    Aimachi... Absolutely. I couldn't see this being much of anything more than a progression for the marching arts in the US.
  13. WGI Winds

    I personally really like this move. It is extremely ambitious, but if any existing organization can pull it off, it's WGI.
  14. My grandfather

    My grandpa has been getting cancer treatments lately and he could use some cheering up. Anyone care to watch him play guitar? Edit: Everytime he gets a new hit, he get's exciited lol.
  15. 2013 Director Changes

    I'll keep my fingers crossed for someone that can bring them back to GN Finals
  16. Fun Band Icons (for fun)

    I approve of this. We need to give you some kind of award.... hm...
  17. Fun Band Icons (for fun)

    /facepalm
  18. Fun Band Icons (for fun)

    I like this a lot. Good job!
  19. Washington Band Director Tornado Fund

    Gave what I could. My old apartment in Washington is gone and I know quite a few people affected by this. Thanks for posting this.
  20. Bands of America Grand Nationals Schedule

    William Mason's show... just... wow. That was funny.
  21. Bands of America Grand Nationals Schedule

    I'm not sure who'd argue with you on that.
  22. Bands of America Grand Nationals Schedule

    I'm not going to try and pick over 30 bands for semi's but I'll take a stab at who I believe will be in finals. In no particular order: Avon, IN Carmel, IN Marian Catholic Lake Central, IN Blue Springs, MO The Woodlands, TX Marcus, TX L.D. Bell, TX William Mason, OH Lawrence Central, IN Round Rock, TX Harrison, GA I could see a few replacements too: OUT: Round Rock, TX and/or Harrison, GA and/or Lake Central, IN IN: Cedar Ridge, TX and/or Centerville, OH and/or Center Grove, IN Ayala, CA and American Fork, UT could be contenders as well, there just isn't enough comparison for them with the rest of the bands here (imo).
  23. Once again, I really hope Lake Central makes finals at GN.
  24. It's only five... but four or five of those could will most likely be in finals
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