So you're saying that O'Fallon and/or Francis Howell applied to host these shows and were turned down by MCCGA for a location closer to the Southwest Missouri area? I don't recall Howell and O'Fallon Township applying for these things this summer, but I may be mistaken. It takes two to tango...you realize that, right? Heck, Family Arena would be a great venue to hold championships at, but far as I know they haven't expressed much interest at all in taking that responsibility on.
Also....why again is it (or should it be) assumed that circuit championships be held in the St. Louis area? Especially when the Springfield (and surrounding) area seems to have many more willing hosts who are able to provide a venue? Are there that many more groups in the St. Louis area vs. the KC and Springfield areas that it's a foregone conclusion that St. Louis should be the epicenter of all MCCGA Percussion activity? I'm asking because I don't know...don't have the numbers in front of me. But it sure seems to me like there's a lot of participating groups from all 3 of those areas. Why is it such an insult if championships are held outside of the STL area?
...and exactly how many of you posting to this thread were at the annual meeting where the percussion instructors voted to decrease the number of shows...and how many of you have schools that applied ... more
Ask a good lot of instructors about what they think of MCCGA percussion and who is running it and I can guarantee that you won't hear nice things. The reason many do not go to the meetings because... more
I knew they'd wanted to only go with 8 shows for percussion, but On that schedule there are 7 shows with one being prelims/finals and championships. What baffles me is the fact that only Edwardsville ... more
There will be 8 shows...it shows one date (March 9) TBA. There's 2 shows in the STL area (possibly 3 depending on the 3/9 date), 2 shows in the KC area (if you include CMSU as a KC area show), and 3... more
i'm sure there are plenty of STL schools that would like to host around the STL areas. You're only fooling yourself. Drum champs in Joplin and guard in springfield? Who the hell thought that was a... more
Tell me the venue in STL that is able and willing to host Championships. If you truly believe that there are "plenty of STL schools like would like to host" these shows and regionals, it's you that... more
no no, joplin is much easier because Gateway will already be there. They won't have to drive as much and can just practice, then mosey to the gym to perform. Oh can't forget Kickapoo. Those are the... more