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  1. 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?
  2. 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.
  3. COVID 19

    Ooo. That's big news.
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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).
  8. 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!
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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?
  12. COVID 19

    Probably. Hopefully not enough to cancel all activities and festivals but guidelines will likely be in place in the event nothing is cancelled.
  13. Top Illinois Marching Band Finals Results/Overall Recap

    I just finished the list this morning! https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ooX2mdaB3st61EUKuaTGoh8L05lgv2fUdH8JcfKWRTU/edit?usp=sharing

    It’s that time again! That time for stupid early marching band predictions! A couple things I noticed... *O’Fallon is attending U of I again!! Cannot wait to see them! *Mundelein has never attended a U of I Competition in IL marchings recorded history, HUGE Illini welcome to them, they’ve got a tough class! This will definitely be more of an analysis than prediction so bear with me! Class A 1. Mater Dei won this class last year, They were pretty decisive too that I know of. 2. Watseka got second and I would expect bonless this year. They’re always notable in Class A. 3. Newton is a pretty big band for Class A, sometimes sheer numbers can push a band over. They could win this class for sure. Class AA 1. Monticello is a great band. Another one that is pretty big for their class. I expect them to win this class. 2. University is my pick for second. Kinda a AA band by default but they always do well in their classes so. 3. Kewanee or Sherrard here in third. Both are capable of it but either way I’m sure they’ll be third and fourth. Class AAA 1. Mahomet-Seymour, speaking of bands that a pretty big for their class. Here’s a hulk. They’re awesome. Last year wasn’t their best year but an off year never got a band down. Look at Marian Catholic. 2. Illinois Valley Central second place here. I think the top two spots are solid regardless. 3. Probably East Peoria. They’re pretty far above the rest of the bands. Though Champaign Centralnisnt what I would call “bad” by any means. Class AAAA 1. Romeoville, I think their program is incredible. And it continues to build. Expect to see them win but not without a fight from second. 2. Galesburg, reigning Class 4A champions, they’ll be excellent. According to HornRank they’re attending BOA along side Romeoville this season. 3. Washington Community, I was looking forward to seeing them duke it out with Galesburg and Bloomington last year, but they didn’t attend due to the weather. They’ll be pretty solid, but due to Galesburg and Romeovilles musical talent, I have them in third. Class AAAAA 1. O’Fallon Township. 2. Belleville East, excuse my French but this is a damn good class and I can’t wait to see it! Belleville East is fantastic! 3. Edwardsville, kinda gives me Belleville East vibes. They’ll be close. Class AAAAAA 1. Normal will be at the top here again. They’re pretty good but since the consolidation it’s been difficult for them to do well in big classes at comps such as ISU, here it’s a different story. 2. Oak Park/River Forest, they’re good and I think they’re good enough to be runners up to Normal. 3. Minooka, it’s really hard to predict them until the season starts but they usually do well here. No grand Champion predictions though I’m sure you can speculate. I will post ISU predictions when classes are specified. next U of I prediction will be the first/second week of the season! Comment feedback and opinions!!!
  15. ISU

    It looks like a lot of the classes will be the exact same. Give or take a few bands.