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Re: Bias against military bands at smc
I was trying something different and tried to combine the two styles. I had no backwards marching and no slides. The judge hammered us on it.
One of my frustrations has always been that the two things my band gets hit hardest on is backwards marching, and upper body position on slides. Military bands never do slides or march backwards. Itís nearly impossible to compare the two styles equally in my opinion.
LCM beat Spring Hill in Area Prelims by a sizable margin.
Spring Hill got 2nd at their area against north lamar by only a little. They beat lcm, paris, and lumberton, all corps bands... At state having their best performance, no mistakes, amazing music, and perfect lines,got 17th place. They were behind all the bands they beat at area.
China springs got 20th at state despite having an amazing performance as well.
Why is there such a basis against military bands?