I didn't make my statement to start any confusion or so called arguments with anyone. Everyone is entitled their opinion; so I gave mine. To Decatur; I actually respect the program and what Stephenson has accomplished over the years. My statement was not to discredit any program. I see you did a little homework, but let's be real about this. Just because ONE of adjudicators went to a SWAC school (SU), does not mean he supports the style. For example, Your director is from MONROE, LOUISIANA, (Grambling area) but he went to FAMU. It's a choice or preference. Not to say that HE doesn't support/like SWAC, but he prefers the MEAC style. My program is new and definitely NOT PERFECT, but we are indeed a good representation of a SWAC style high school band.
To the Drummajor, I appreciate the compliment. We will keep working hard-But I won't be entertaining the thought of Nationals again. I can't change my style for these folks. I can go as far as to say that there were some good sounding bands in the division who may have beat us in musicality, but marching? I don't get it.
Great Job to all of the participating schools, directors, parents, booster clubs and everyone who supports school music programs. To Prof Brown, You all Looked Good and I love the energy! Keep Doing What You Do!
STATMANSHIP said:For anyone to say this competition isn't biased against any particular style of band is ridiculous. It was biased from friday night at the drum competition lol. How Warren County won a drumline competition using a piano and 3 drum sets is beyond my comprehension. I can say without a doubt that we (Townview) deserved that trophy for sure.
Um.... a piano can be a percussion instrument.....http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Is_the_piano_a_percussion_or_strings_inst...
Its a hybrid instrument, can be considered a String to. Weired I know. Like the xylophone can be considered a woodwind sometimes.
step out of the norm people. Don't forget that they host one of the biggest showstyle drumline competitions in the nation.
Decatur Go ask him!
Decatur Go ask him!
bruh he said it personally to me i knew him for like 6 years when he first started teaching @ the middle school for internship and if u really knew him u would know that he wouldnt want u putting false info about him leaving