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Offline PN-G bamatex

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Re: Sound System Upgrade?
« Reply #25 on: November 16, 2010, 05:17:43 PM »
It worked back then. Fans were happy and judges were happy. I know it is different now but obviously Mr Wells it having a great deal of trouble with both. We need someone that can take our band program in the right direction. Our football team dominates the field why not the band?

Many of the former band members on this site have said multiple times that the competitions of 20 or 30 years ago are not the competitions of today (quotes posted below).

I just think the judges are looking for more drama and theatrical than they were then.  I didn't really care for this years choice but I don't think it deserved a 2 either...unless they were looking at theatrics more than sound..and that would be a shame IMO!

Just been the evolution of the art.  We moved from military in the 70s (moving mainly east/west) to milicorp in the early 80s (east/west and north/south) to where we are today (north/south).  The band wants to "win" too, and in order to try to compete at the highest level and try to advance in competition (district/regional/state), they need the creative shows. Judges just don't seem to care for for military style anymore.

Obviously, a different kind of competition calls for a different kind of band director and band than the ones of those days.

Let this band cycle out all of the students who didn't have band directors all the way through middle school (which is in no way their fault) and watch. This band is going to hit its stride in a few years - I can see it coming. The underclassmen in the band now have far more talent as a group than my class did when we were underclassmen, and the band has consistently improved every year since then. I'd be willing to bet that, if things continue as they are now, you will see a band program that has surpassed the likes of Nederland, Vidor, Lumberton, and LC-M and is competing with some of those rich Houston bands within the next five years or so.
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Re: Sound System Upgrade?
« Reply #26 on: November 18, 2010, 06:42:12 AM »
I was told by someone who knows that the band is not allowed to play any louder than the tubas can play.  Director also stress quality not quantity.  I can understand that for musical pieces, but for Cherokee....they just need to play!

That was the case at one time, but is not any longer, and has not been since the 2008 football season. We've been told on multiple occasions to blast our guts out since then, and we're doing it (much more so this year than in years past).

To be honest, the acoustics in the new stadium are terrible. As it was said earlier, we can be heard in other stadiums. Our stadium just doesn't have acoustics that are favorable to the band on the home side.

Sorry about the wrong info on my part, just repeating what a band parent told me this year.  Loved halftime last week against BH and cant wait to see it this Sat.  Heard it was gonna be fun!
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Re: Sound System Upgrade?
« Reply #27 on: November 18, 2010, 09:09:59 AM »
Why is our band on the Bottom at the Butch and the other bands on the home side are on the top? Not complaining...just wondering. We can here great from our seat on the top.

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Re: Sound System Upgrade?
« Reply #28 on: November 18, 2010, 05:24:58 PM »
Why is our band on the Bottom at the Butch and the other bands on the home side are on the top? Not complaining...just wondering. We can here great from our seat on the top.

That's why.
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Re: Sound System Upgrade?
« Reply #29 on: November 18, 2010, 06:09:18 PM »
Bandkid, seriuosly think about playing the war chant right when the other team comes to the middle of the field for the coin flip!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Sound System Upgrade?
« Reply #30 on: November 18, 2010, 06:37:02 PM »
Bandkid, seriuosly think about playing the war chant right when the other team comes to the middle of the field for the coin flip!!!!!!!!!!

I'm not sure that the band directors would go for that. That might be considered unsportsmanlike....
The thing about being an Indian is that you're an Indian, no matter what. It doesn't matter if you play soccer or a tuba, it doesn't matter if you're on the football team or the drill team, it doesn't matter if you lead the cheers or the jeers. You're still part of that "Honor, Pride, & Tradition."