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Marchingmaniac88 last won the day on June 23 2020

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  1. COVID 19

    This is the first virtual video I’ve seen from a band in Illinois. I hope to see more like this. I am not sure if Galesburg’s Show plans but this is a pretty cool and reassuring thing to see!
  2. COVID 19

    I don’t know about that...I went to U of I in 2018 and watched bands perform in 30-35 mph winds and temperatures in the 30s at night.
  3. COVID 19

    I think Morton is
  4. COVID 19

    Not many Western/Central Illinois bands have went public with their plans yet. I checked Morton, Washington, Limestone, Geneseo, Rock Island, Dunlap, IVC and Galesburg, of those 8 band websites only three provide even somewhat of a plan forward. Others may be keeping it private, have not decided yet, or have simply cancelled overall. Here were my findings on the three schools with updates... Dunlap; Camp dates appear to still be normal with the only stipulations being that guidelines will have to be followed by participants. The website also mentioned that the Sheas will be on vacation and further information will be released when they return. Illinois Valley Central; They appear to have a more well rounded plan forward Pre-camp days here have been changed to July 27-31 for only 3 hours (6 PM-9 PM) Band Camp days August 1-5 at the same times as pre camp They mention that they will be following IHSA return to play guidelines with temp checks, symptom questions, and face mask usage Galesburg Their website included little detail however it did include this Their 1st week of band camp will be July 27, 29, and 31st and will occur in sections with various staff members Their 2nd week will follow the same plan but will be August 3, 5, and 7th Sectional rehearsals will continue along the band camp schedule on Tuesdays and Thursdays As far as all three of those, I don't see anything regarding show, music, drill, or any logistics.
  5. 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?
  6. 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.
  7. COVID 19

    Ooo. That's big news.
  8. Who's Going Where 2020?

    Limestone Community Sept. 12- Washington Sept.19- Morton Oct. 3- Dunlap Oct. 10- Metamora Oct. 17- ISU Oct. 23-24- BOA Indianapolis
  9. COVID 19

    Look at it like this...IHSA guidlines say phase 2 of "Return to Play," which I know some western Illinois bands are going by, that groups of 50 are allowed and multiple groups of 50 in one area as long as 30 ft of social distancing can be maintained between groups of 50. This would allow for most bands to still have all participants practice music on the field. And also would allow for safer competition audience layout as far as i am concerned.
  10. Who's Going Where 2020?

    Galesburg Sept. 19- Morton Sept. 26- Geneseo Oct. 10- U of I Oct. 17- ISU Oct. 23-24- BOA Indianapolis
  11. COVID 19

    Illinois High School Association released the draft for their phase two of "Return to Play" and it should line up with the Phase 4 of Restore Illinois - Group sizes should be limited to 50 total participants, coaches, and referees (excludes spectators). Any additional team members can sit on the sidelines six feet apart from one another. ‒ During the use of summer contact days, multiple groups of 50 or fewer participants are permitted in a facility at once as long as: facilities allow for social distancing of students, coaches, and spectators; 30 feet of distancing is maintained between groups/opposing teams on the sidelines; and areas for each group are clearly marked to discourage interaction between groups outside of competitive game play. ‒ Schools must have information posted at entrances and around facilities explaining the transmission as well as symptoms of COVID-19, encouraging all visitors to maintain social distance, and reminding people to stay home if they feel sick or have any of the symptoms of COVID-19: temperature >100.4F/37C, fevers, chills, cough, muscle aches, headache, sore throat, runny nose, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or loss of taste or smell. ‒ If schools choose to permit spectators, there should be a designated area for spectators with existing seating capped at 20% of capacity. ‒ Visual markers shall be displayed at queue points — check-ins, along sidelines, concessions, bleachers, etc. — to help people maintain social distance. ‒ Concession stands may open in line with restaurant businesses physical workspace guidelines. ‒ Spectators are encouraged to bring their own chairs from home for outdoor activities. ‒ No handshakes, high fives, fist bumps, hugs, etc., can occur pre- or post-match. ‒ Players are not allowed to spit or blow their noses without the use of a tissue. ‒ Coaches/participants/volunteers may choose to wear a mask. ‒ Officials may choose to wear a mask and use an electronic whistle (no blow horns).
  12. Virtual Competition

    In the lead up to official marching band season, and being as hopeful as possible we get to have one, lets do a little something we are all to used to during this pandemic, virtual interaction! I will be hosting a virtual marching band competition right here in the IL Marching forum! Here are the basics; Members of this forum will be allowed to submit videos of shows via this link (https://forms.gle/L65vW9q6uc41mjs68) You DO NOT have to be a member, parent, or director of the band you submit. It is recommended you submit multiple different bands in case their are repeats in submitted bands. Multiple adjudicators will judge the shows using BOA Adjudication sheets There will be differences Instead of two music and visual sub captions there will be one large caption Captions are; Music Performance (40 points) Visual Performance (40 points) Visual GE (20 points) Music GE 1 (20 points) Music GE 2 (20 points) Anyone can apply to be an adjudicator and at the conclusion of the submission time period adjudicators will be announced. Apply to be 1 of the 5 adjudicators here; https://forms.gle/8RitpEiRHf3uQzWF8 Please do not apply to be an adjudicator if you are submitting a show. Submission rules Anyone can submit a video of any band they choose of any show they choose or any year they choose Repeats in band submissions will be dealt with by selecting the first submission of that band It is preferred that the video submitted is in the form of a YouTube video Submissions will begin upon posting this forum and the last day to submit bands is June 18 at 11:59 PM CDT Results of the virtual competitions will be reported when all scores have been calculated by selected adjudicators. Any questions you have you can comment below! Let's make this as fun as possible!
  13. COVID 19

    Smaller bands (i.e <100 members) will have a easier time resuming marching band normalcy than bigger bands. Bands though, are constantly adjusting their "normalcy" for the success of their programs though, it should work out.
  14. COVID 19

    I agree. This may hurt local competitions. But live streaming both of our state competitions and BOA events could be very interesting if is considered. People would still pay for the live streams.
  15. ISU Classes

    ISU has arranged the bands this year in dyads (pairs) of classes. This means (1A+2A) (3A+4A) (5A+6A) all grouped into 3 “sessions.” Is this due to COVID-19 concerns to try to prevent very large audiences? Is this something they’ve done in the past?