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  1. Your Top Illinois Marching Bands for the Year 2019 are; 10. Romeoville High School Marching Band 9. Downers Grove South high School Marching Band 8. Plainfield North High School Marching Band 7. Victor J Andrew High School Marching Band 6. Morton High School Marching Band 5. Prospect High School Marching Band 4. Marian Catholic High School Marching Band And your top 3 Illinois Marching Bands... 3. Lockport Township High School Marching Band 2. O'Fallon Township High School Marching Band 1. Lincoln-Way High School Marching Band I am working on compiling all results and those will be posted soon. But congratulations to all of the voted Best Illinois Marching Bands!
  2. Top Illinois Marching Band Semi-finals recap/Finalist bands

    Everything from Prelims/semifinals will be posted with finals recap.
  3. The semi-finals round was even more successful than the prelim round with 21 voters. We now move on to our finals round. 10 bands have been voted to move on to the finals round. in a randomly selected order they are; Lockport Township Marching Band Marian Catholic Marching Band Prospect Marching Band Victor J Andrew Marching Band Lincoln Way Marching Band Morton Marching Band O' Fallon Township Marching Band Downers Grove South Marching Band Romeoville Marching Band Plainfield North Marching Band These 10 bands will move on to an 11-day finals voting round. The ballot will be posted here and also on the horn rank site. You will get to rant the bands from 1 being the best to 10 being the least of the group. When these results are released they will be in order of the top voted best marching bands in the state of Illinois. FINALS BALLOT: https://forms.gle/ttN9ZP9GVWJzFXD58
  4. SEMI-FINALS BALLOT; https://forms.gle/WLwfRTMBERZczeNx5 I am ending the prelim ballot a day early since I will be busy tomorrow and results have been stagnate for 3 days. So 20 people voted, and 28 bands will qualify for finals. Some bands have ties for 27th place, those bands will be mentioned below, but only one can go on. So all bands that tie at 27th will be placed into a randomizer for their whether they qualify or not. The 28th band by default will be Belleville East given that I missed them when sorting through preliminary qualifiers. The 28 bands that will qualify for semi-finals in a random order are... Romeville HS Limestone Community HS Rock Island HS Granite City HS Warren Township HS Naperville Central HS Bloomington HS Edwardsville HS Plainfield North HS O' Fallon Township HS Marian Catholic HS John Hersey HS Morton HS Prospect HS Lake Park HS Galesburg HS Minooka Community HS Lincoln-Way HS Victor J Andrew HS Providence Catholic HS Lockport Township HS Downers Grove South HS Normal HS Illinois Valley Central HS Washington Community HS Monticello HS Mahomet-Seymour HS Belleville East HS 10 bands will qualify for the finals ballot which will be released along with the results of semi-finals on March 18, 2020 SEMI-FINALS BALLOT; https://forms.gle/WLwfRTMBERZczeNx5
  5. BOA Indianapolis Super Regional

    Here are the Illinois participants, as of today, in the BOA Super Regional Championship in Indy. This is all according tho the Horn Rank sir forum. Galesburg H.S., IL Lake Park H.S., IL Lockport Township H.S., IL Mahomet-Seymour H.S., IL Morton H.S., IL Normal H.S., IL Plainfield North H.S., IL Romeoville H.S., IL It looks like 8 of some of our absolute best are representing us in Indy this fall. I am sure more IL bands will appear in the roles but if we were stuck with just these 8 groups I think all of them would fall I. The top 30 on the day. It just makes me 10 times more excited for this season.
  6. Top Illinois Marching Band Voting

    You’re correct they did. I just noticed. It’s human error and I may include them in semi-finals because I didn’t notice them here.
  7. Top Illinois Marching Band Voting

    PRELIMINARY BALLOT; https://forms.gle/zB12cVCysVCQSd5r9 First let's talk about the scoring system I will use. In order to be included in this poll, a band must have received a 65.00 or above at ISU, U of I, or BOA Super Regional, or have participated in finals (regardless of finals score) at either ISU or BOA in the year 2019. In Case of U of I a band must have earned a 65+ in Large school and a 70+ in small schools. A band could also qualify if they are in the top 5 in finals at Downers Grove South marching competition or top 5 in finals at the Lake Park Marching Competition. If a band is in the top 5 twice at either of those two competitions the next band in line does not qualify to be included in this poll. Up to 54 bands will be selected for preliminary voting 27 Bands will qualify for semi-final voting and just 10 bands will qualify for finals voting and the placement of those 10 bands in that voting session will be the placement of our voted top 10 bands in Illinois. Bands that Qualify (In no particular order) Illinois Valley Central HS Morton HS Dunlap HS Limestone Community HS Lemont HS Bloomington HS Galesburg HS Marian Catholic HS Alan B. Shepard HS Elk Grove HS Batavia HS Rock Island HS Romeoville HS John Hersey HS H.D. Jacobs HS Plainfield North HS Edwardsville HS Victor J Andrew HS Prospect HS Minooka Community HS Warren Township HS Joliet West HS Normal HS Lake Park HS Downers Grove South HS Lincoln-Way HS Lockport Township HS Champaign Central HS Plainfield East HS A.A Stagg HS DeKalb HS Granite City HS Fremd HS Carl Sandburg HS Neuqua Valley HS Waubonsie Valley HS O'Fallon Township HS Oswego HS Providence Catholic HS Collinsville HS Watseka Community Mater Dei HS Pontiac Township HS Prairie Central HS Effingham HS St. Jospeh-Ogden HS Newton HS Rochelle Township HS East Peoria HS Kaneland HS Mahomet Seymour HS Monticello HS Naperville Central HS Washington Community HS Preliminary Voting will be conducted it two rounds over 22 days and will conclude March 18th Round one (ALL 54 Bands)- 2/25/2020 through 3/7/2020 Semifinals Voting will be conducted in one round over 11 days and will conclude March 29th 3/7/2020 through 3/18/2020 Finals Voting will be conducted in one round over 11 days and will conclude April 9th 3/18/2020 through 3/29/2020 PRELIMINARY BALLOT; https://forms.gle/zB12cVCysVCQSd5r9

    What do you think about out west? Rock Island, Galesburg, Washington a Community? These bands that seem to be in a transition mode. I’ve spent most of my time watching them (given I live in Western Illinois—Canton to be exact) but what is a Chicago landers opinion on these bands.
  9. BOA Grand National Championships — Nov. 12–14, 2020

    I'm interested as well. Illinois representation in 2019 at BOA Grand nats was very small.

    Top 5 bands Lincoln-Way (Consistently blows me away with the uniqueness and drive of their program) O' Fallon Township (Has represented Illinois very well in BOA, and has historically had very effective shows) Lockport Township (Great band with great musicianship and musical talent) Prospect (Historically good. Has great shows with interesting topics.) Granite City (Not talked about much but and excellent band program with fantastic work ethic and drive year after year) Next 5 Marian Catholic (Not a fan of the programs they select nor how they conduct their seasons, but respect their staff and students "lets do better next time" mentality) Romeoville (Rising star apparently, great this year, probably next year as well) Normal (I thought their 2019 show was very cool, everyone new some of their musical selections) Bloomington (They're great visually and have such a consistent program to work with) Galesburg (Only on a two year streak but certainly a music and music effect powerhouse to watch in the future)
  11. U of I Results

    The Music scores were VERY interesting...
  12. U of I Results

    IMBC LARGE SCHOOL RESULTS Class 4A Competition 76.73 Galesburg (Visual, GE) 74.40 Grayslake North 70.68 Lakes Community (Music) 67.55 Champaign Central 51.70 Danville Washington Community (Did not attend) Bloomington (Did not attend) Class 5A Competition 85.90 Granite City (GE) 85.80 Plainfield North (Music, Visual) 79.95 DeKalb 76.80 Elk Grove 74.90 Batavia 70.25 A.A Stagg 65.35 Plainfield East 58.05 Round Lake Class 6A Competition 88.63 Downers Grove South (Visual, GE) 85.33 Normal 77.55 Minooka Community (Music) 73.05 William Fremd 71.45 Carl Sandburg 71.20 Neuqua Valley 71.00 Waubonsie Valley
  13. U of I Results

    Do you have the 4-6A results?

    CLASS 2A COMPETITION Illinois Valley Central Effingham Prarie Central CLASS 3A COMPETITION Mahomet-Seymour Monticello Rochelle Township CLASS 1A COMPETITION Wateska Community Rushville-Industry Sullivan SMALL SCHOOLS CHAMPION: Mahomet-Seymour CLASS 5A COMPETITION Granite City Plainfield North Batavia CLASS 6A COMPETITION Downers Grove South Normal Minooka Community CLASS 4A COMPETITION Galesburg Bloomington Washington Community LARGE SCHOOL CHAMPION: I am conflicted here. For the first time in a long time ALL of these first place bands have a good chance to win grand champion. My gut says Granite City, but then you see Downers Grove South and Galesburg in the other top spots who can certainly upset Granite City. Then you look beyond first place and see Plainfield North who can upset Granite City and win Grand Champion and also Normal and Bloomington in the second spots who could win first and take Grand Champion. If I had to rank them out it would look something like this; Granite City Plainfield North Downers Grove South Galesburg Bloomington Normal These 6 bands will probably (pending nice weather and good performances) dominate the large school championship. ANY of these 6 could win the Governors Trophy in my opinion.
  15. ISU Results

    To be honest though, that’s one of the things out of student control. If they love marching band they won’t quit because of a consolation they didn’t get to make the final decision on. They did great and they deserved the win. And by they I mean the students did great and the students deserved the win.
  16. ISU Results

    Every one of these finalist band Fromm Lincoln-Way through IVC represents Illinois Marching Band with the utmost talent and professionalism. All 14 finalist are elite and exception in many of the same but also in different ways. Congratulations to the top three of course but also the bottom three and everyone in between on an excellent performance in Finals!

    CLASS 2A Morton Providence Catholic Metamora CLASS 1A Illinois Valley Central Eureka University CLASS 4A John Hersey Romeoville Rock Island CLASS 3A Marian Catholic Galesburg Bloomington CLASS 1A-4A Finalist Morton Illinois Valley Central John Hersey Marian Catholic Romeoville Galesburg Bloomington CLASS 6A Lincoln-Way Lockport Township Warren Township CLASS 5A Prospect Victor J. Andrew Plainfield North CLASS 5A-6A Finalist Lincoln-Way Prospect Lockport Township Warren Township Victor J. Andrew Plainfield North Downers Grove South FINALS Lincoln-Way Lockport Township Warren Township Prospect Marian Catholic Victor J Andrew Downers Grove South Romeoville Morton Galesburg John Hersey Plainfield North Bloomington Illinois Valley Central

    I’d say the two most interesting match ups in Prelims are; Lincoln-Way and Lockport, both bands are very good and I expect both to play and match their tails off. I still expect Lincoln-Way to win that class but this is the more balanced and closer of the two match-ups I’m talking about. The second is Marian Catholic and Galesburg. The overall consensus that I’ve seen is Galesburg gets second to Marian Catholic but you can help to look at how clean Galesburg was according to the scores visually at Normal. Again Marian will likely win but, by how much?
  19. Lincoln way invitational results

    Personally I’m not a fan of Marians show. Very artistically interesting but I’m not a fan.
  20. Updated Normal MB Invitational prediction (With OFFICIAL schedule)

    Class 1A: Providence Catholic is just a well rounded program. Capable of upsetting bands one even two classes higher than them, I expect them to win class 1A solidly on Saturday. Class 2A: St. Joseph-Ogden is my guess. I don’t know much about the bands in this class but I know I’ve seen St. Joseph-Ogden do pretty good from time to time. Watch Coal City as another contender. Class 3A: Pekin Community is my pick. They are solid. I think it will be very close between them and PBL but I see Pekin coming out on top at the end of it. Class 4A: Dunlap is my pick. East Peoria and IVC next in line respectively. Class 5A: I expect Galesburg to win by quite a bit here. Looks like they probably wanted to balance classes as typically we would have Galesburg up in 6A. Nonetheless they’re my pick for 5A Class 6A: Morton will probably win. Mahomet-Seymour upset Washington at EIU but that goes without saying when you’re up against Morton as opposed to Washington. Grand Champion: Morton. Is it impossible for Galesburg to pull it off? No. But Morton is just at that level where you expect a win from them. Even up against Illinois powerhouses like Galesburg and Mahoney-Seymour, Morton still ranks superior when it comes down to the numbers.
  21. Class 1A1:15 PM: Providence Catholic 1:30 PM: Mt. Carmel 1:45 PM: Hoopeston Area Class 2A2:00 PM: Coal City 2:15 PM: BreakClass 1A2:30 PM: ROWVA Class 2A2:45 PM: St. Joseph-Ogden 3:00 PM: Tolono Unity3:15 PM: Farmington 3:30 PM: Ridgeview 4:00 PM: BreakClass 3A4:15 PM: Pekin Community 4:30 PM: Danville 4:45 PM: Morris CommunityClass 4A5:00 PM: Dunlap 5:15 PM: BreakClass 4A5:30 PM: East Peoria 5:45 PM: Pontiac Township 6:00 PM: Illinois Valley Central Class 3A6:15 PM: Paxton-Buckley-Loda 6:30 PM: AwardsClass 5A7:15 PM: Champaign Centennial 7:30 PM: Prairie Central 7:45 PM: Galesburg 8:00 PM: Monticello 8:15 PM: BreakClass 6A8:30 PM: Plainfield South 8:45 PM: Mahomet-Seymour 9:00 PM: Morton
  22. Class 1A 1:15 Providence Catholic 1:30 Mt. Carmel 1:45 Hoopeston 2:00 Coal City 2:15 BREAK Class 2A 2:30 ROWVA 2:45 St. Joseph-Ogden 3:00 Unity 3:15 Farmington Central 3:30 Ridgeview 3:45 1A/2A AWARDS Class 3A 4:15 Pekin 4:30 Danville 4:45 Morris 5:00 Dunlap 5:15 BREAK Class 4A 5:30 East Peoria 5:45 Pontiac Township 6:00 Illinois Valley Central 6:15 Paxton-Buckley-Loda 6:30 3A/4A Awards 6:45 Illinois Wesleyan University Titan Band Class 5A 7:15 Champaign Centennial 7:30 Prairie Central 7:45 Galesburg 8:00 Monticello 8:15 BREAK Class 6A 8:30 Plainfield South 8:45 Mahomet-Seymour 9:00 Morton 9:15 Normal Marching Band (EXH) 9:30 5A/6A Awards
  23. Normal Marching Band Invitational Schedule for Fest. Page

    Bumping this so the mods get it on the festival page and so everyone can see the schedule.
  24. LincolnWay invitational Predictions

    1A my bets are on Herscher. They’ve had a rather successful season. Providence will probably provides some well rounded competition though. 2A my pick is Batavia. I think it will be by a pretty solid margin here. Good band, great musicians, and a solid likelihood to win this class. 3A my pick is Marian Catholic. Is will be close and the next two by my predictions are Lockport and Joliet West respectively. scores will be close between top two. I’m excited to see the outcome. Grand Champion: Marian Catholic (or Lockport) whichever one pulls out on top in Class 3A.
  25. EIU Panther Marching Band Festival - Oct 5

    Either way, if this is correct, quite the heart breaker for Granite.