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  1. Scores for 10/23

    Very good competition, minus the rain. To all bands, you all were very amazing! Congratulations to all bands, finalists, and Marian. Job well done to all!
  2. 2010 Drum Corps Season

    Oh this will be fun to go and watch. I am looking forward to a bunch of corps this year!
  3. Favorite Show

    Nice - seems like they were quite loud - I never saw that year. Question: to me, some of the drill & music near the end looks & sounds similar to a couple of the LWE show endings from a few years ago - did LW 99 have same design staff as some of the LWE shows a few years ago?I can't say 100%, but i'm pretty sure Clif Smith was the only person working there who is now at LWEYes this is correct, Mr. Valkema Retired from LW Schools like atleast 4-5 years ago. His wife is still working at LWC
  4. Scores for 10/17

    I have had a bad experience with unprofessional behavior before, and I will not mention the name of the band, the competition, or the year it happened, however it really made the image of that band very negative to me. Ok so there was one time at one of the competitions that we went to where we came in 2nd in class AAA and 2nd overall, and we applauded the grand champion, and everyone else, and afterwards, the colorguard director and a few students came over and said some things like "oh yea we are the best, we beat you!...ect." Which whatever, we really didn't care about it, however they were like, "We will beat you losers again next week" That was because we had a competion with the band, who I will not say, next weekend. So the next weekend competition came and we ended up winning, and beating them. Now our bands were right after eachother in the competition and so we stood next to them in the award ceremony, and when they announced the grand champion award they did not even applaud us at all, they just stared at us like we were inferior to them. To me that is very unprofessional, and it was very unclassy, however we did not do the same thing back to them what they did to us the week before, we just genuinely congratulated them on their trophy and headed back to the bus. I don't know about you all, but I think it was a pretty sad thing for them to do
  5. Scores for 10/17

    Exactly. It's not like my band puts other ones down, we cheer for ourselves to celebrate what we have accomplished, but we also applaud others for their hardwork. I can see where it would be classless if we were completely stuck-up and act "above others," but I don't think cheering is unprofessional. We've worked hard since the end of July, it's about time we celebrate that our work has finally paid off.After much thought, I have come to the conclusion that the reason why my band in high school never cheered during awards was because my high school didn't put much value into awards at all. When we got out of a performance with no one really around, we definitely cheered out of the excitement for the product on the field. We never cheered "Oh my! We're going to get an award!", it was always enthusiasm for the show. In other words, we never cheered for our awards, but you always cheer for others, because they deserve to know that their show was good enough to deserve a round of applause. So to reply to the original comment about not cheering as arrogant: It wasn't that we weren't satisfied or that we were too good for the award, but we already were excited about the product we put out on the field. I agree, I believe it is about your band and feeling the sense of accomplishment on what you have put on the field, however in the awards ceremony I personally think that it is about giving others credit for their own accomplishments. Other bands deserve the applause, and I guess my Alumni band was just taught to applaud for every other band but our own, because they all deserved it. I mean I guess it is fun to applaud yourself, (pat yourself on the back), and feel the great work you have done.
  6. ISU 2009

    I agree that there is a lock in LWN, LWE, LP, Prospect, and Marian The very good shots are Morton, NN, and LWC The bands that are on the fence line are Eureka, and DGS, and UT I have based these sort of predictions off of the competitions in the past few weeks. These are based on a clean show too, I think with a clean show the "locked", and the "very good shot" groups will all make it in. The class 1A champ will obviously get in as well, and I am still not sure on the fence line groups. Again my personal opinions, and not to make a band sound bad or anything, I think all bands at this competition are all awesome bands. I am so thankful for living in IL because of our marching bands, some of the best in the nation! I WANT TO WISH EVERYONE BEST OF LUCK SATURDAY! I'm sure almost everyone here would say that Morton is a lock. Just saying, I seriously doubt anyone takes 2A from them this year.I totally agree, the only two I can possibly see taking Morton, would be LWW and Dunlap, however I don't think they will this year. Again crazy things happen at ISU, so I am just throwing in room, for the unnormal weather that could happen, or just Morton has a bad Prelim and LWW or Dunlap has a great one, idk. Again I totally agree with Morton is pretty much a lock, however I am just leaving room.
  7. ISU 2009

    These are some weird predictions... Lake Park isnt mentioned in your predictions either. I would liek to hear some reasoning and facts or proof to back up some of your predictions. Cause im really curious as to what your thinking. Of course your entitled to your own opinion i just wanna hear why you have that opinion.I agree that there is a lock in LWN, LWE, LP, Prospect, and Marian The very good shots are Morton, NN, and LWC The bands that are on the fence line are Eureka, and DGS, and UT I have based these sort of predictions off of the competitions in the past few weeks. These are based on a clean show too, I think with a clean show the "locked", and the "very good shot" groups will all make it in. The class 1A champ will obviously get in as well, and I am still not sure on the fence line groups. Again my personal opinions, and not to make a band sound bad or anything, I think all bands at this competition are all awesome bands. I am so thankful for living in IL because of our marching bands, some of the best in the nation! I WANT TO WISH EVERYONE BEST OF LUCK SATURDAY!
  8. ISU 2009

    Class Predictions: Class 1A: Eureka Class 2A: Morton Class 3A: Marian Catholic Class 4A: LWN Class 5A: Prospect Class 6A: Lake Park Finals: 1- Marian Catholic 2- Lake Park 3- Prospect 4- Lincoln-Way East 5- Morton 77.00 6- Victor J. Andrew 7- Lincoln-Way Central 8- Lincoln-Way North 9- Naperville North 10- Downers Grove South 11- Eureka The finals predictions are placements as well, I think a few of them are interchangable, however this, I feel, is close to what may happen.
  9. Lincoln-Way West

    And from the great performance at the Morton Invitationals today, I would say LWW is a great band, as I knew they would be
  10. Scores for the weekend of 9/19

    Congratulations to LWW, LWN, and LWC! Go Lincoln-Ways! And as always...SIAM!!!!!
  11. Prospect Knight of Champions

    Homecoming.ahh yes, i forgot that it was oct 3rd
  12. Prospect Knight of Champions

    strange that LWC is not going this year....
  13. Lake Park Lancer Joust

    no LWC this year?
  14. ISU 2009

    Oh really so this is final, interesting
  15. What is your favorite high school band memory?

    More great memories, this is a truely amazing activity, and program. I personally loved every second of it, but now that I am out of all marching bands, I see how much I really miss it...
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