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Re: Area and State marching
The region sheets need to stay the same. I currently do not have a set up that makes me competitive at the Area or State level. We marched our butts off with good spacing but when you are competing in 6A with 3 Tubas and 4 Trombones it's pretty hard. Trust me, working on it! We can get a 1. We did and deserved a 1. We marched even better at Area and placed about where we should have and by no means should we have made finals.
My concern is if they change the region sheets to be more like BOA style scoring I will be penalized. Give me my 1. Let my kids have a fair short at a 1 at Region. Then, change the sheets at Area and State to be more competitive in a head to head format. Clean and simple. No reason to mess up those of us at Region when my job is tied to that "sweepstakes" but what you are asking me to do isn't possible and would only further hurt the kids that deserve better.
The judging system for the area and state marching contest is broken. You cannot live in two different worlds with the current sheets. The region set up is just fine. DON"T CHANGE THE REGION SHEETS!! Changing the region sheets is a project that the state office is working on right now.