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Re: Best for the program
Shout it from the pulpit...........
UIL is not the know all be all, it is just another festival, most of the time judged by people that have not kept up with the marching arts.
Never forget UIL is a fund raiser for UT.
My tiny marching band did a festival last week. We're not going to UIL since we're rebuilding. Out of 20 kids, 6 are beginners, 2 are second year players. We only put one piece of our show on the field. Talking to another director about not doing UIL, he said I'm cheating my students. I talked to a couple of the judges. They would have given us a 3-4 with a week before UIL. I told the other director that I disagreed with him. I said going to UIL and being picked apart would have done more harm than good. It was an achievement just for us to put something on the field and be judged. A lot of bands take a year or two off from UIL Marching. Our plan is to build up numbers and try UIL next year. If not, we'll go back to the same festival and do better.