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  • Gaffney, SC: October 13th, 2018

    As of May 8, 2018

    Ardrey Kell H.S., NC
    Bassett H.S., VA
    Battlefield H.S., VA
    Boiling Springs H.S., SC*
    Cary Senior H.S., NC
    Clover H.S., SC
    Dobyns-Bennett H.S., TN*
    Dorman H.S., SC
    Forestview H.S., NC
    Fort Mill H.S., SC
    Green Hope H.S., NC
    Jack Britt H.S., NC
    James F. Byrnes H.S., SC*
    Lugoff-Elgin H.S., SC
    Mooresville H.S., NC
    Nation Ford H.S., SC
    Northwest Guilford H.S., NC
    River Bluff H.S., SC
    Rock Hill H.S., SC
    Wando H.S., SC
    White Knoll H.S., SC
    York Comprehensive H.S., SC*

    *Denotes a band registered for the Sunday Director Clinic

  • #2
    DB v Wando early matchup

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    • #3
      Interesting to see Battlefield H.S. attending this event

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      • #4
        Prediction:

        1. DB (Visual/ GE)
        2. Wando (Music)
        3. Nation Ford
        4. Fort Mill
        5. Byrnes
        6. Green Hope
        7. Bassett
        8. Cary
        9. Ardrey Kell
        10. River Bluff

        No Panther Creek, but we got Wando! Clover, York, and Boiling Springs all have a shot too.

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        • #5
          Winston-Salem's competitiveness's demise has been largely exaggerated...
          Formerly muse
          Otherwise known as "thewho" on IM.com

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          • #6
            No Cape Fear. Wonder if they are.doing any BOA

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Cornet View Post
              No Cape Fear. Wonder if they are.doing any BOA
              They're headed to Orlando.
              Formerly muse
              Otherwise known as "thewho" on IM.com

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              • #8
                Originally posted by thewho View Post
                Winston-Salem's competitiveness's demise has been largely exaggerated...
                I think this is the most competitive Carolina regional yet! Definitely not a regional in demise.
                MFA has asked me to include the following disclaimer: Hornrank is not affiliated with Bands of America and Music for All.

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                • #9
                  Add Panther Creek HS, NC!!!!!

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                  • #10
                    With Wando attending their first BOA show earlier than ATL, in a decade ( also the first BOA show for them outside in a decade) I think itís fair to say this will be a DB vs Wando showdown.

                    With Wandoís previous schedule in years past they have had time to ease into their competitive season, not so much this time. I think if they approach this show with a little more clarity than normal for them during mid October, they will have a really good chance at winning their first regional. Wando probably has the music edge.

                    If DB has another challenging show like Paradisum, they may loose. But if they come in strong such as with Echos of Hope, they could overtake Wando just based on cleanliness. DB probably has the visual advantage.

                    GE is up in the air at this point. I prefer Wes Cartwright to Michael Gray but both are about equal in terms of design recognition. Itís a Grand National year for both so I assume the content for both shows will be highly difficult.

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                    • #11
                      I've not really weighed in yet.

                      I'm not even going to try ranking them after the very top, so I'll do an alphabetical list:

                      Locks:
                      Dobyns-Bennett H.S., TN
                      Fort Mill H.S., SC
                      Green Hope H.S., NC
                      James F. Byrnes H.S., SC
                      Nation Ford H.S., SC
                      Panther Creek H.S., NC
                      Wando H.S., SC

                      Bubbles:
                      Bassett H.S., VA
                      Boiling Springs H.S., SC
                      Cary Senior H.S., NC
                      River Bluff H.S., SC
                      Rock Hill H.S., SC
                      White Knoll H.S., SC
                      York Comprehensive H.S., SC

                      So, essentially - as usual - seven bands fighting for three spots. If I had to pick three, I would pick York, Cary Senior and River Bluff. But the interesting thing is that 14/14 of these bands I have listed have made finals at this regional before. It'll be difficult to tell who's in until that day, and then honestly we still might be scratching our heads until prelims awards.

                      Also - I have not listed them but they have a real chance - Northwest Guilford H.S., NC has a real chance at breaking through. They've been 11-15 for the last few years and they can totally make it happen this year.

                      Also, as for a champion - flip a coin.

                      As for class awards... I don't even know if there are any A bands on there but

                      AA: York Comprehensive H.S., SC
                      AAA: Dobyns-Bennett H.S., TN
                      AAAA: Wando H.S., SC
                      Last edited by Oboe12; 05-16-2018, 03:35 PM.

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                      • #12
                        Although Guilford is coming along, last year seemed to show that Kell is closer to being a finals program. They have a shot at that here but I'd place the odds under 50% given the field.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Oboe12 View Post

                          As for class awards... I don't even know if there are any A bands on there but
                          There are definitely no Class A bands currently on the list.

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                          • #14
                            1. Wando
                            2. Dobyns Bennett
                            3. Fort Mill
                            4. Byrnes
                            5. Nation Ford
                            6. Green Hope
                            7. Panther Creek
                            8. Bassett
                            9. Boiling Springs
                            10. Cary

                            Music: Wando
                            Visual: Wando
                            GE: DB

                            These are my predictions for finals. I didn't fully understand how difficult this regional was until I started typing them and realized I was at #7 already with Panther Creek. 8-13 is a toss up between the three listed for placements and River Bluff, York, Ardrey Kell,

                            **AHHH, I CANT WATCH** Gonna be cringing all during prelims awards.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Bariband95 View Post
                              1. Wando
                              2. Dobyns Bennett
                              3. Fort Mill
                              4. Byrnes
                              5. Nation Ford
                              6. Green Hope
                              7. Panther Creek
                              8. Bassett
                              9. Boiling Springs
                              10. Cary

                              Music: Wando
                              Visual: Wando
                              GE: DB

                              These are my predictions for finals. I didn't fully understand how difficult this regional was until I started typing them and realized I was at #7 already with Panther Creek. 8-13 is a toss up between the three listed for placements and River Bluff, York, Ardrey Kell,

                              **AHHH, I CANT WATCH** Gonna be cringing all during prelims awards.

                              Iíll be right there with ya on that one!

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