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It is time to start planning for the 2015 marching band season.  The Illinois season could be 9 weeks long if McHenry takes the first weekend prior to Labor Day.  All shows are tentative until the release of the BOA schedule at the Midwest clinic next month.

 

September 5:

 

 

September 12:

A.A. Stagg

O'Fallon

Washington

 

September 19:

Naperville Central

Pontiac

Wheeling

 

September 26:

Danville

Wheaton North

 

October 3:

Eastern Illinois

Prospect

 

 

October 10:

 

October 11:

Marengo

 

October 17:

Illinois State

BOA St. Louis (tentative)

 

October 24:

BOA Indianapolis (tentative)

 

October 31:

University of Illinois

 

November 11-14:

Grand Nationals

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I wonder if Lake Central in St. John has given any consideration to hosting a competition now that their school renovation is almost complete.  Their closest show in 2014 was 88 miles away in Lafayette.  It could give the Northwest Indiana/south suburb schools another good show to consider.

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2015 BOA schedule:

 

September 19, 2015
Kentucky/Tennessee Area - Site TBD
Monroeville, PA - Gateway H.S.

 

September 26, 2015
Austin, TX - Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex
NW Ohio/ SE Michigan - Site TBD
McAllen, TX - McAllen Veterans Memorial Stadium

 

October 3, 2015
Conroe, TX - Woodforest Bank Stadium
Dayton, OH - Welcome Stadium
Powder Springs, GA - McEachern H.S.

 

October 10, 2015
Dallas/Fort Worth Area - Site TBD
Winston-Salem, NC - Wake Forest University (Site Tentatitve)
Newark, DE - The University of Delaware

 

October 16-17, 2015
SUPER REGIONAL - St. Louis, MO - Edward Jones Dome

 

October 17, 2015
Jacksonville, AL - Jacksonville State University (Site Tentative)

October 23-24, 2015
SUPER REGIONAL - Indianapolis, IN - Lucas Oil Stadium

 

October 24, 2015
Southern California Area - Site TBD

 

October 30-October 31, 2015
SUPER REGIONAL - Atlanta, GA - Georgia Dome
SUPER REGIONAL- San Antonio, TX - Alamodome

 

October 31, 2015
St. George, UT - Dixie State University (Site Tentative)

 

November 7, 2015
Tacoma, WA - Tacoma Dome (Site Tentative)

 

November 11-14, 2015
GRAND NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS - Indianapolis, IN - Lucas Oil Stadium

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Monticello: September 19th.

 

-Sites confirmed for two BOA regionals:

-Kentucky/Tennessee regional on September 19th confirmed for Austin Peay University in Clarksville, Tennessee.

-SW Michigan/NE Ohio regional on September 26th confirmed for Bowling Green University in Bowling Green, Ohio.

 

In addition, USBands may be doing an event at Rock Island High School September 26th.

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Based on past, history, I'd guess O'Fallon. Maybe Prospect? 

 

O'Fallon has St. Louis on their calendar.  I would make a bold prediction and say Lincoln Community, East Peoria, Metamora, Collinsville and maybe 1-2 other bands will join them.  Maybe Murphysboro?  Who knows.    

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St. Rita: September 27th

Dunlap: October 3rd

Mt. Zion: September 26th

Belleville East: September 12th

Edwardsville: September 19th

Metamora: October 10th

WIU: October 24th

Quincy: October 17th

Sandwich: October 18th

Oblong: October 31st

 

That leaves us looking for dates for the following, assuming all will be held:

  • Newton
  • Effingham
  • McHenry
  • Murphysboro
  • Grayslake North
  • Dwight
  • Robinson
  • McKendree
  • SIU

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Announcing the first ever USBands Marching Competition in the Midwest!!

 

The show will be hosted by Rock Island High School Bands, in Rock Island, Illinois. 

 

Come check out a brand new show in the State of Illinois!  Come march in our fantastic stadium and state of the art turf field. 

 

Please fill out the registration form below to get signed up for our new show.

 

Registration - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/14zS0SpewC0ZUa0pvujC1NcjngnoM6DTI82HFBiuuoyQ/viewform

 

If you have any questions or need more information, please feel free to email us at Pete@rockislandbands.org.

 

Thank you!

 

Pete Carlin 

Director of Bands

Rock Island High school

 

 

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I'm very interested in the USBands competition ... any more info?  Is it prelims/finals format?  What about classes?  Anything else?

 

USBands is a program of Youth Education in the Arts, which is also known as the Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps parent.  It will likely be a one performance show.  There's different levels of shows - gold and silver star. A silver star show provides a basic 4 judge system: music performance individual and ensemble, visual performance, and overall effect.  A gold star show adds a percussion judge and a color guard judge.  All local shows include an adjudicator's critique after the last band has performed.

 

Bands are classified based on experience of the band (Class A and Open), and then based on total number of performers in their band from Group I to Group VI.

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USBands is a program of Youth Education in the Arts, which is also known as the Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps parent.  It will likely be a one performance show.  There's different levels of shows - gold and silver star. A silver star show provides a basic 4 judge system: music performance individual and ensemble, visual performance, and overall effect.  A gold star show adds a percussion judge and a color guard judge.  All local shows include an adjudicator's critique after the last band has performed.

 

Bands are classified based on experience of the band (Class A and Open), and then based on total number of performers in their band from Group I to Group VI.

 

Correct on the classifications Dan.  This show will be a regional and have 6 judges. 

 

Please feel free to email more questions to Pete@rockislandbands.org.  There is also a website being built for the show to house all information for directors and performers. 

 

Thanks!

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Information on the VJA Show!

 

The 1st Annual Victor J Andrew High School Marching Invitational

On Saturday October 3rd, 2015

In Tinley Park, Illinois!

 

The Andrew High School Marching Invitational is a field show competition utilizing a BOA-style judging format.  A top-tier judging panel from DCI, BOA, and top high school and college programs makes this competition an excellent prep for upcoming state level competition or even Bands of America Events.

 

If you are interested please register here! 

 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1e6ZkXjVeEuwVkDiGbE0kWREunTYoqZndsSLwSpVw6e4/viewform

 

The fee is $175 and information can be found on the registration form. I sincerely hope to see you there!

 

Contact me if you have any questions!

 

Mark Iwinski

Victor J Andrew High School

708-342-5938

miwinski@d230.org

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24 out of 50 slots filled at U of I.  LWE/Prospect in 5A.....

 

Class 1A

Tri-Valley High School

Watseka Community High School

Class 2A

East Richland High School

Macomb Senior High School

Newton Community High School 

Paris High School

Pontiac Township High School

Richmond-Burton Community High School

Class 3A

Effingham High School

Highland High School

Lincoln Community High School

Mahomet-Seymour High School

Streator Township High School

Class 4A

Antioch Community High School

Danville High School

Galesburg High School

Kaneland High School

Washington Community High School

Class 5A

Amos Alonzo Stagg High School

Elk Grove High School

Lincoln Way East High School

Prospect High School

Yorkville High School

Class 6A

Carl Sandburg High School

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24 out of 50 slots filled at U of I.  LWE/Prospect in 5A.....

 

Class 1A

Tri-Valley High School

Watseka Community High School

Class 2A

East Richland High School

Macomb Senior High School

Newton Community High School 

Paris High School

Pontiac Township High School

Richmond-Burton Community High School

Class 3A

Effingham High School

Highland High School

Lincoln Community High School

Mahomet-Seymour High School

Streator Township High School

Class 4A

Antioch Community High School

Danville High School

Galesburg High School

Kaneland High School

Washington Community High School

Class 5A

Amos Alonzo Stagg High School

Elk Grove High School

Lincoln Way East High School

Prospect High School

Yorkville High School

Class 6A

Carl Sandburg High School

 

Add:

Blue Ridge-1A

LaSalle Peru-4A

Victor J. Andrew-5A

Minooka-6A

 

Also, it appears that judging is changing again:

  • 20 % Music Performance | Individual*
  • 20 % Music Performance | Ensemble*
  • 20 % Visual Performance | Individual*
  • 20 % Visual Performance | Ensemble*
  • 20 % Visual General Effect
  • 20 % Music General Effect
  • 20 % Music General Effect

* Scores are averaged

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