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Favorite team:LSU 
Location:Cleveland, OH
Biography:native of Pensacola - MA from LSU (grad. asst. with band), former band director at Louisville (still follow UL sports as well), Ph.D. from Illinois - now teach at a small college in Cleveland
Interests:music, reading, sports, politics, skiing, biking
Occupation:college professor
Number of Posts:394
Registered on:11/29/2009
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re: A THEORY about the band ban move - TigerCard
[quote]I’m a Jax State fan and I appreciate you letting me participate in the discussion. First, there is one glaring error in the math of your theory. LSU’s band would not be spending more to travel than JSU. They would be spending less because they are a smaller band. From what I could find on the...
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re: A THEORY about the band ban move - TigerCard
[quote] quote: CLIFFS: LSU money hungry Admins gambled and bet that if we banned other bands from playing at halftime, then all other teams would ban LSU's traveling band from attending their stadiums. This would save around 1 million dollars a year in ticket costs, room and board, travel co...
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re: LSU reverses decision. Visiting bands can play - TigerCard
There's a major problem with this (and I'm speaking as a former band director at a D1 school). There is a reason, other than mere politeness, that the visiting band always goes on first. If both bands aren't off the field by a certain point near the end of halftime, the refs throw a flag for delay...
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re: New policy bans opposing bands from performing in TS - TigerCard
[quote]We now have the most assholish administration in the history of this school. I strongly believe in the maxim "you reap what you sow", and those in control seemingly don't care about anything other than themselves and money, and using deception to accomplish their objectives reminds me of anot...
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re: New policy bans opposing bands from performing in TS - TigerCard
[quote]The Tiger Band had a long standing tradition of bringing the whole band to either the Auburn or Alabama game each year. This was because of the importance of these two SEC West games. Now, as reported in the Advocate, the Aleva administration (supported by F King) only sends the whole band to...
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re: New policy bans opposing bands from performing in TS - TigerCard
Of course it's about the money! (See my posts on pp. 5 and 7.) But, again, we're not talking about that much in the context of the athletics budget. The difference between sending the full band or a pep band to an SEC away game is around 70 grand. (Relatively little out of a budget of well over ...
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re: New policy bans opposing bands from performing in TS - TigerCard
It's been a while since I last saw the Jax State band, but I would agree that they are really good. It's a shame Tiger fans won't get to see them. Of course, F. King could step in and overrule this absurd policy, and he might if the local and national outcry gets loud enough....
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re: More about Roy King's dismissal - It was ALWAYS about the money - TigerCard
[quote]It's stated in the audit that it's true. [/quote] I think the allegation was that this is the way it was supposed to work, but I know for a fact that is not how things have been done. I've known many other schools where the DOB is nominally in charge of the whole department but exercises ...
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re: More about Roy King's dismissal - It was ALWAYS about the money - TigerCard
[quote]You know that Roy had to get permission from Talley to play any and all music right? And that Talley had to approve anything the band did on the field right? Talley wouldn't let Roy change the shows. [/quote] This isn't true. Talley would have loved to have that kind of control, but he di...
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re: More about Roy King's dismissal - It was ALWAYS about the money - TigerCard
[quote]They give scholarships for band??? [/quote] For what it's worth, musicians are, after national merit scholars and athletes, the most highly recruited group of high school students. A good tuba player (for example) will often be offered a pretty hefty scholarship, even if he/she is not ...
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re: More about Roy King's dismissal - It was ALWAYS about the money - TigerCard
[quote] quote: So the money that has gone to reward Tiger Band members (and attract quality musicians to the band) in the past will now be used to recruit students for the SOM. (Remember, this is athletic department money!) OR, the athletic department can cut off the funding.[/quote]...
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re: More about Roy King's dismissal - It was ALWAYS about the money - TigerCard
[quote]I agree with Talley. The band is "Under Worked." You can't produce entertaining shows if you only practice 4 days a week for an hour and a half. Has to be M-F for a minimum of 2 hours, plus the Saturday practice for "Cleaning." Myself and most Tiger Band Alums wouldn't mind seeing the enti...
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re: New policy bans opposing bands from performing in TS - TigerCard
[quote]This is such a stupid new policy. Bands performing at halftime including the opposing team band has been a part of college football for decades. It has nothing to do with loyalty to the Tigers. This is just another ploy by Aleva to sell more seats and it certainly will mean that the Tiger Ban...
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re: New policy bans opposing bands from performing in TS - TigerCard
One more thing about the so-called "safety" issue. Last year, you might recall that the alumni band performed with Tiger Band at the Eastern Michigan game on Oct. 3. At that same game, there were several hundred young cheerleaders who performed after the two bands. So the sidelines were packed wi...
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re: New policy bans opposing bands from performing in TS - TigerCard
In my initial post (on p. 5), I wrote about how this policy was actually put in place last year, and how the "Safety" issue was only brought up after Alleva's first excuse for not allowing the Auburn band to perform didn't fly. I neglected to delve into the backstory. Here it is: A few years ag...
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More about Roy King's dismissal - It was ALWAYS about the money - TigerCard
Since the band is suddenly a topic of conversation again, I thought it might be worth noting that the band department website no longer lists scholarships for Tiger Band. Instead, there are now "band department scholarships," with no mention of any requirement to play in Tiger Band. [link=(http:...
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re: Halftime in Tiger Stadium now for GBFTL Performances Only - TigerCard
(I posted the following in the other thread about this topic. It bears repeating here for those who aren't following that thread.) The "safety" issue is totally bogus. This really started last year. Auburn was going to bring their full band (as they have for at least the last several years) and ...
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re: New policy bans opposing bands from performing in TS - TigerCard
The "safety" issue is totally bogus. This really started last year. Auburn was going to bring their full band (as they have for at least the last several years) and about two weeks before the game Alleva informed them that they couldn't perform for some lame reason. (I think it was that there wer...
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re: Roy King is suing LSU - TigerCard
[quote]you have no idea what you are talking. LSU is a solid school of music and is one of the best in the country. You will not find near the level of talent in other smaller liberal arts schools. The simple fact that LSU hires Eastman graduates is a sign that they are a top tier school. (There may...
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re: Roy King is suing LSU - TigerCard
[quote]whether this is a money grab or not, it doesn't disprove the allegations made against Roy King, if he directly disobeyed his superiors than he should be fired.[/quote] In the statement put out by the LSU "investigators" there was only one allegation that Roy "directly disobeyed" his superi...
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