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kaelin
Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Mon, 8th Oct '07 6:57 PM

BATTLE OF THE BANDS

Hi - I've seen people ask others to help on a vote so I'm going to do it too - hope that some can jump in and help!

My daughter is in the Canton High School Marching Band in Canton TX (you might have seen my bragging post)

They have been put into a Battle of the Bands competition with other Local
East Texas High Schools - and have the opportunity to win 1000.00 if they
win.

You might ask why in the world you should care about a band from East Texas,
much less a band where you don't know someone - it's someone else's kid...etc.

Well, If you'll let me tell you, I hope you will go and vote for them.

Last November in San Antonio, I was able to watch my daughter be part of a group
that made an unprecendted 3rd State UIL 1st Place Marching Title. It has never been
done "in a row" by any band -- much less a 3A band.

This past Saturday, I had the thrill of watching their non-state show called "Faces of America"
and it was so moving it made me cry. This was a Marching Festival Competition held in
Mesquite Texas and they swept all of the awards, Best Drum Line, Best Horn Line, Best Color Guard
and Best Band.

If you would like to check out some of their accomplishments - I have a website I've done for them
http://www.CantonEagleBand.org -

And if you feel so moved as to vote and help them win this weeks Battle of the Bands! THANK YOU!

Please let me know if you vote - thank you for considering!
http://www.kltv.com/Global/link.asp?L=163549

(you do have to register to vote - that keeps people from cheating!)

berylm
Berylm  (Level: 156.4 - Posts: 478)
Mon, 8th Oct '07 7:05 PM

Well, I tried, but you have to have a US address to register so it wouldn't let me!

Good luck anyway!

mitchy
Mitchy  (Level: 130.6 - Posts: 964)
Mon, 8th Oct '07 7:08 PM

I'm not sure where to vote.

gypsylady
Gypsylady  (Level: 142.7 - Posts: 6057)
Mon, 8th Oct '07 7:12 PM

I just voted, Lorri! Best of Luck to you and your daughter, and hope Canton wins!

Marilyn...

pocahontas1951
Pocahontas1951  (Level: 55.4 - Posts: 172)
Mon, 8th Oct '07 7:30 PM

I signed up and voted and did the same for my hubby. Best of luck!!



Debbie

roccotab
Roccotab  (Level: 60.4 - Posts: 185)
Mon, 8th Oct '07 9:00 PM

Vote in good luck.

cjar855
Cjar855  (Level: 133.4 - Posts: 838)
Mon, 8th Oct '07 9:03 PM

I'm In. I voted. Go Canton!

ladyvol
Ladyvol  (Level: 205.3 - Posts: 5487)
Mon, 8th Oct '07 9:17 PM

Registered and voted...and from one band mom to another...GOOD LUCK!
Vickie

kaelin
Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Mon, 8th Oct '07 9:32 PM

Thank you so much all of you - there are some bigger schools in this competition with lots more people - I'm glad the rules say we can send it out to everyone - and I thank you for helping! I would really love to see them go all the way to the finals which are in two weeks -- this is cool - I actually found a wikipedia page on our band today!

xhoney1
Xhoney1  (Level: 76.0 - Posts: 185)
Mon, 8th Oct '07 10:43 PM

My vote is in...best of luck Mighty Eagle Band!

winddancer41
Winddancer41  (Level: 63.3 - Posts: 1113)
Mon, 8th Oct '07 11:01 PM

Just voted and saved the address in my favorites so i can hopely vote every day as long as contest is going on. Good Luck Canton Eagles.

mitchy
Mitchy  (Level: 130.6 - Posts: 964)
Mon, 8th Oct '07 11:22 PM

You got my vote from Wichita Falls,Texas!


pepperdoc
Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4286)
Mon, 8th Oct '07 11:24 PM

You know what they say about elections, especially in Texas:
Vote early, and vote often!

Go Canton!!

kaelin
Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Mon, 8th Oct '07 11:25 PM

You guys are AWESOME!

salzypat
Salzypat  (Level: 156.4 - Posts: 5316)
Tue, 9th Oct '07 2:09 AM

Got my vote from Nebraska. Hey Berylm, it says in the rules that anyone in the world can vote.

berylm
Berylm  (Level: 156.4 - Posts: 478)
Tue, 9th Oct '07 2:31 AM

It may say that anyone can vote, but it then makes you register before you can vote, and insists that you fill in your postal address before you can register - and two of the address fields are 'State', a dropdown list with no allowance for anything outside the US, and 'zip code', which won't accept anything other than a 'valid' US zip code.

So basically it's lying!! Only people with a US postal address can vote!

kaelin
Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Tue, 9th Oct '07 2:43 AM

I've just written the people who are running the contests bring your points to them - you are right and I hope they fix it! I just did my vote for the day.

Thank you AGAIN for all helping - hopefully this will put them in the final contest!



1mks
1mks  (Level: 210.9 - Posts: 5883)
Tue, 9th Oct '07 7:24 AM

Vote for the day is in. Marsha

gypsylady
Gypsylady  (Level: 142.7 - Posts: 6057)
Tue, 9th Oct '07 8:00 AM

My vote for today is in Lorri!

Marilyn...

zeedee
Zeedee  (Level: 224.7 - Posts: 1088)
Tue, 9th Oct '07 8:39 AM

I'm voting! I was a band mom, too.

winddancer41
Winddancer41  (Level: 63.3 - Posts: 1113)
Tue, 9th Oct '07 11:19 AM

HAVE ALREADY VOTED AGAIN THIS MORNING. HOPE THEY WIN.

kaelin
Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Tue, 9th Oct '07 2:02 PM

Thanks again everyone - I've gotten some PM's too from people voting so thank you! Like Pepperdoc said "vote early - vote often" - it will run until Thursday midnight CST - then it starts with the last week - and then HOPEFULLY we will be in the finals thanks to all you great islanders!

I voted for today in the wee hours of the morning - but it's time for my husband to vote too!

stone
Stone  (Level: 35.0 - Posts: 259)
Tue, 9th Oct '07 2:59 PM

I voted yesterday and today. My younger brothers did drum and bugle corps. Hope Canton wins.

cjar855
Cjar855  (Level: 133.4 - Posts: 838)
Tue, 9th Oct '07 3:03 PM

Today's Vote is in!

chyenn
Chyenn  (Level: 202.6 - Posts: 1332)
Tue, 9th Oct '07 5:14 PM


from a former band booster 'good luck'


i looked at the official rules at the website and found the following at the bottom of the list::

Welcome to the KLTV Battle of the Bands contest! It’s our way of giving the various marching bands some well deserved recognition.

Here’s how Battle of the Bands works:
.....
****Literally, anyone in the world could vote for your school!***

hope they fix it soon



huntingtalk
Huntingtalk  (Level: 15.5 - Posts: 6)
Wed, 10th Oct '07 7:10 AM

I voted too. I hope your band wins.

pepperdoc
Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4286)
Wed, 10th Oct '07 8:04 AM

So, when I voted this morning I looked at results from previous weeks. It looks like you vote on this particular grouping of bands for just one week. Right?

kaelin
Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Wed, 10th Oct '07 9:14 AM

Yes Pepper - and it's driving me crazy - I just wish I knew what the standings were - very tense - I appreciate everyone jumping in - hopefully we will go into the finals and some of the other schools there are really big - I wrote again today asking them to either take off the Literally the whole world can vote (NOT preferable) or to fix it to where it's the truth! (Preferable) - If we make it to the finals - those start in two weeks - then it gets more hairy!

If sploofusers live near Little Elm (Texas) - there is a band competition this Saturday - I think there are 30 bands in it - if you have never been - it's really a great, inexpensive way to spend a day

revdodd
Revdodd  (Level: 68.7 - Posts: 775)
Wed, 10th Oct '07 9:18 AM

As a long-time bass drummer, I add my vote and best wishes. Y'alls band is a bit bigger than the pride of William Moultrie High School, though!

1mks
1mks  (Level: 210.9 - Posts: 5883)
Wed, 10th Oct '07 10:52 AM

Today's vote is in!

kaelin
Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Wed, 10th Oct '07 12:22 PM

Thank you Chick, Marsha, Doc & all the rest - Chick - how large is your band -- is it set like ours 1A, 2A, 3A - etc?

I'm hoping we get lots more today - I love the "vote early and vote often" from PepperDoc LOL - I did mine for today - and tomorrow is it - and I STILL have not heard back from them on the whole world - I've sent in 3 now - so I'm really aggrevated -- but I appreciate all who are helping!

What I'm probably going to do in the interim - is write a quiz then link it from the band site to over here - so the band people can see how much support they got from the sploofus islanders!


chyenn
Chyenn  (Level: 202.6 - Posts: 1332)
Wed, 10th Oct '07 2:15 PM

my vote is in for today


winddancer41
Winddancer41  (Level: 63.3 - Posts: 1113)
Wed, 10th Oct '07 7:49 PM

Got my vote in this afternoon,will do again in the morning. go EAGLES

kaelin
Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Wed, 10th Oct '07 11:05 PM

Thanks to all who are helping with this - 2 hours to go for today - and then tomorrow is last day for voting - hopefully we will see the results really quickly Friday

If you haven't voted - http://www.kltv.com/Global/link.asp?L=163549 is the link - haven't heard back yet on the "whole world" thing - but hopefully we will get into the final 10 - if I have to take myself on the 1 1/2 round trip drive to Tyler to say "HEY GUYS" I'm going to do it for the finals! I'm going to try to stay awake til midnight cst - to get in my Thursday vote

zeedee
Zeedee  (Level: 224.7 - Posts: 1088)
Thu, 11th Oct '07 6:06 AM

Got my vote in for the day. Let us know how it turns out.
Diane

pepperdoc
Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4286)
Thu, 11th Oct '07 7:40 AM

Cha-ching - done. Reminder: today's the last day to vote.

kaelin
Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Thu, 11th Oct '07 8:45 AM

Yep - I'm going to see if I can stay up til midnight and see if the results come in!

1mks
1mks  (Level: 210.9 - Posts: 5883)
Thu, 11th Oct '07 10:52 AM

Today's vote is in!

winddancer41
Winddancer41  (Level: 63.3 - Posts: 1113)
Thu, 11th Oct '07 10:57 AM

Go my vote in for today. Hope we have been some help

salzypat
Salzypat  (Level: 156.4 - Posts: 5316)
Thu, 11th Oct '07 12:10 PM

My vote is in. Good luck!

gypsylady
Gypsylady  (Level: 142.7 - Posts: 6057)
Thu, 11th Oct '07 12:12 PM

My vote is in for today, Lorri! I've voted each day since you posted, but can't remember if I told you each time.

Marilyn...

revdodd
Revdodd  (Level: 68.7 - Posts: 775)
Thu, 11th Oct '07 4:14 PM

Another vote for best little (little? HAH!) band in Texas.

Oh, and the Marching Generals of Moultrie are but a memory, along with the school. My daughters old enough to play flute in her school band now.

But I did manage to ummm...liberate the bass drum head that had "Moultrie High School" painted on the side. It still hangs with pride ... and cobewbs.

1mks
1mks  (Level: 210.9 - Posts: 5883)
Thu, 11th Oct '07 6:30 PM

Alas, my band director said, "Marsha, please don't play your horn. Just march." That is the true story of how I became scarred for life.

kaelin
Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Thu, 11th Oct '07 11:28 PM

Marsha Marsha Marsha - I bet you marched good though!

Thanks to all who have helped - there is 1 1/2 hours left to vote this week if you haven't and want to help me out
http://www.kltv.com/Global/link.asp?L=163549

Crossing my fingers to see us at #1 after midnight!

Thanks again - warm fuzzies for how the islanders have jumped in!

zeedee
Zeedee  (Level: 224.7 - Posts: 1088)
Fri, 12th Oct '07 9:36 AM

As of 9:35 a.m. Eastern time, the results have not been posted.

kaelin
Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Fri, 12th Oct '07 9:42 AM

Yes - I went to the web site - apparently they will announce the winner tonight during the RED ZONE - which is the reporting for HS Friday Night football - sigh - don't wanna wait that long

kaelin
Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Fri, 12th Oct '07 6:09 PM

I want to thank everyone that voted - I know you guys helped push us up - but we fell short
41% Lindale
26% Canton
15% Brownsboro
13% Bullard
3% Chapel Hill
1% Carthage
1% Spring Hill
0% Tatum
0% Van
0% White Oak

You guys are awesome!

chyenn
Chyenn  (Level: 202.6 - Posts: 1332)
Fri, 12th Oct '07 6:56 PM

i'm sorry they didn't come in first in this vote but after what i read on the website they are number 1 anyway.. everyone involved in this band should be proud... very proud.. and..... there's always next year!!

kaelin
Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Sun, 11th Nov '07 9:50 AM

I just wanted to follow up this thread with the fact that my daughters High School Band won Grand Champion last Saturday at the 19th NSU Marching Festival at NSU in Louisiana...it was so thrilling for all of the kids.

If anyone lives near Forney Texas is bored and wants to hit a high school football game next Friday - we'll be playing Kaufman (the school not the sploofuser) in Forney at 7:30 - and you can see these awesome kids - and thanks again for all the support on the battle of the bands - hopefully NEXT year they'll get it!

kaufman
Kaufman  (Level: 256.8 - Posts: 3936)
Sun, 11th Nov '07 10:03 AM

Darn. Now my loyalties are split.

kaelin
Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Sun, 11th Nov '07 10:12 AM

Maybe I can send one of Tuz's demonic bunnies to help you with your decision Kaufman

pepperdoc
Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4286)
Sun, 11th Nov '07 10:39 AM



(BTW, the evolution of Tuzilla's bunnies is starting to scare me!)


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