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Re: UIL Band History?
The Lubbock region was still using one SR judge in the early 80s.
The marching style didn’t go straight from military to corps. 70s were big in the ‘patterns in motion’ style. What we called ‘showband’ - not what today is called showband. Four man squads, pinwheels, flower drills, step 2s, etc. First band I ever saw do straight up corps (slides, etc) was Spring Branch Memorial in 78 or 79 when I was in HS.
A change of pace I suppose.
It would be nice to look at music ratings older than the mid-70s. I do not if those have been lost to time.
For example, Florida has a database/archive that shows music contest ratings back to 1939-40 (Henry Fillmore was a concert judge at that contest and they did marching, concert, sightreading the same day).
Anyway, some random questions:
When was the Inspection portion of the marching contest dropped?
Why did some regions use only 1 sight-reading judge while others used 3 before 1990?
Who were some of the first schools to deviate from the military marching style?
When was it decided that certain regions would split (old Region 4 used to be the current 4 and 21)?
I'm sure I will come up with more. Thanks and take care.