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For me...it has been Limestone. I was impressed with them last year, but this year they have been amazing. I just heard their show at ISU...amazing. Give it a few years, and Limestone will be a force to be reckoned with.

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Can anyone say Lincoln-Way North? Considering they didn't exist three years ago, and now they not only win their class at 4A, but place fifth in finals? That is very impressive, and I'm excited to see where they go from here. (Hopefully to a different class

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Can anyone say Lincoln-Way North? Considering they didn't exist three years ago, and now they not only win their class at 4A, but place fifth in finals? That is very impressive, and I'm excited to see where they go from here. (Hopefully to a different class :$ )
Unfortunately, you may see LWC in 4A next year too...

 

Here is why: LWC has about 2200 students this year. They will loose about 330 next year when they and LWW are fully split. Depending on the class dividing line next year their 1900 or so may land them in 4A.

 

I do agree that LWN had a good year.

 

 

 

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Can anyone say Lincoln-Way North? Considering they didn't exist three years ago, and now they not only win their class at 4A, but place fifth in finals? That is very impressive, and I'm excited to see where they go from here. (Hopefully to a different class :$ )
Unfortunately, you may see LWC in 4A next year too...

 

Here is why: LWC has about 2200 students this year. They will loose about 330 next year when they and LWW are fully split. Depending on the class dividing line next year their 1900 or so may land them in 4A.

 

I do agree that LWN had a good year.

 

 

Eek. Invasion of the chicago schools. :ph34r:

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Can you imagine the band that would be if L Way schools did like PCEP and combined all the band members??? Wow!

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Can you imagine the band that would be if L Way schools did like PCEP and combined all the band members??? Wow!
Seems like it could be a very expensive possibility when considering transportation. lol. Just for fun, let's consider the travel involved by having LWW and LWN travel to LWC for rehearsal:

 

The furthest east school in the LW district is Lincoln-Way North, 19900 S Harlem Ave, Frankfort, IL

The furthest west school in the LW district is Lincoln-Way West, 21701 Gougar Rd, New Lenox, IL

 

 

Distance from Lincoln-Way North to Lincoln-Way West (most direct, but slower route via Rt. 30): 14.3 mi

Distance from Lincoln-Way North to Lincoln-Way West (fastest, via I-80): 16.0 mi

 

If all the schools meet at Lincoln-Way Central, they would all travel via Rt. 30, so we can approximate that each school will travel via bus for 14.3/2 =7.15 miles. Lincoln-Way East (201 Colorado in Frankfort) will travel 4.3 miles

 

If they practice three days a week during the school week times about 11 weeks, then they will travel 613 miles.

 

If North picks up East on the way, the total travel for all three schools is travel 472 miles.

 

The average school bus gets approximately 6 miles per gallon. That's 78.67 gallons of gas times let's say $3 per gallon = $236.

 

I started making these calculations to prove that it would be ridiculously expensive to have a joint band. Does that seem that ridiculous? I guess not. All the Lincoln-Ways, however, would still have their own bands for football and stuff, so that might be a little bit more expensive when you have to buy new uniforms and stuff, but that's about as much as I can think of at this point.

 

 

 

 

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Seems like it could be a very expensive possibility when considering transportation. lol. Just for fun, let's consider the travel involved by having LWW and LWN travel to LWC for rehearsal:

 

The furthest east school in the LW district is Lincoln-Way North, 19900 S Harlem Ave, Frankfort, IL

The furthest west school in the LW district is Lincoln-Way West, 21701 Gougar Rd, New Lenox, IL

 

 

Distance from Lincoln-Way North to Lincoln-Way West (most direct, but slower route via Rt. 30): 14.3 mi

Distance from Lincoln-Way North to Lincoln-Way West (fastest, via I-80): 16.0 mi

 

If all the schools meet at Lincoln-Way Central, they would all travel via Rt. 30, so we can approximate that each school will travel via bus for 14.3/2 =7.15 miles. Lincoln-Way East (201 Colorado in Frankfort) will travel 4.3 miles

 

If they practice three days a week during the school week times about 11 weeks, then they will travel 613 miles.

 

If North picks up East on the way, the total travel for all three schools is travel 472 miles.

 

The average school bus gets approximately 6 miles per gallon. That's 78.67 gallons of gas times let's say $3 per gallon = $236.

 

I started making these calculations to prove that it would be ridiculously expensive to have a joint band. Does that seem that ridiculous? I guess not. All the Lincoln-Ways, however, would still have their own bands for football and stuff, so that might be a little bit more expensive when you have to buy new uniforms and stuff, but that's about as much as I can think of at this point.

 

I would think that the Lincoln Way Schools - with all their financial resources - could pull that off.

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For me...it has been Limestone. I was impressed with them last year, but this year they have been amazing. I just heard their show at ISU...amazing. Give it a few years, and Limestone will be a force to be reckoned with.
Completely agree with Limestone...and would also add in Bloomington to the discussion (up till Saturday, I personally hadn't seen them for a while.)

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For me...it has been Limestone. I was impressed with them last year, but this year they have been amazing. I just heard their show at ISU...amazing. Give it a few years, and Limestone will be a force to be reckoned with.
Completely agree with Limestone...and would also add in Bloomington to the discussion (up till Saturday, I personally hadn't seen them for a while.)
Bloomington was close to making ISU finals in 08, so not as much rise from 08 to 09, but over the last few years they have come a long way.

 

This years biggest risers: LWN, Lockport, DGS

 

Also congrats to Normal West, for a in-season rise. Great performance at ISU, especially based on the illness that ran thru them during the season.

 

Early prediction for a rise next season: LWW

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Seems like it could be a very expensive possibility when considering transportation. lol. Just for fun, let's consider the travel involved by having LWW and LWN travel to LWC for rehearsal:

 

The furthest east school in the LW district is Lincoln-Way North, 19900 S Harlem Ave, Frankfort, IL

The furthest west school in the LW district is Lincoln-Way West, 21701 Gougar Rd, New Lenox, IL

 

 

Distance from Lincoln-Way North to Lincoln-Way West (most direct, but slower route via Rt. 30): 14.3 mi

Distance from Lincoln-Way North to Lincoln-Way West (fastest, via I-80): 16.0 mi

 

If all the schools meet at Lincoln-Way Central, they would all travel via Rt. 30, so we can approximate that each school will travel via bus for 14.3/2 =7.15 miles. Lincoln-Way East (201 Colorado in Frankfort) will travel 4.3 miles

 

If they practice three days a week during the school week times about 11 weeks, then they will travel 613 miles.

 

If North picks up East on the way, the total travel for all three schools is travel 472 miles.

 

The average school bus gets approximately 6 miles per gallon. That's 78.67 gallons of gas times let's say $3 per gallon = $236.

 

I started making these calculations to prove that it would be ridiculously expensive to have a joint band. Does that seem that ridiculous? I guess not. All the Lincoln-Ways, however, would still have their own bands for football and stuff, so that might be a little bit more expensive when you have to buy new uniforms and stuff, but that's about as much as I can think of at this point.

 

I would think that the Lincoln Way Schools - with all their financial resources - could pull that off.

Then you would also throw all the directors together (Wellman, Smith, Nedzel, and Johnson). They got some pretty great minds and could really make some magic happen. On top of all of that you add assistant directors and techs it could be really quite amazing.

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Can you imagine the band that would be if L Way schools did like PCEP and combined all the band members??? Wow!
Yes, yes I can. Logistical nightmare and there wouldn't be much room left on the field to move!

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Lockport and LWW are the most noticable...
I just wanted to make sure that you realized that this thread was started in 2009.

 

Looking just at 2010, Huntley seems to have made a nice jump up this season.

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Lockport and LWW are the most noticable...
I just wanted to make sure that you realized that this thread was started in 2009.

 

Looking just at 2010, Huntley seems to have made a nice jump up this season.

yeah..as far as my band, this year determines whether we will rise or fall in the next few years..

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