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    Four...I be here now...

    Well...in TX right now. But as Richard indicated I will be KY bound next month!

    I'm originally from Vine Grove, and attended North Hardin HS in Radcliff, KY. I was the ULTIMATE band nerd: I attend NHHS the last time they were 3-time state marching champs, and I was a 4-time all-stater and a member of the 1989 McDonald's All-American HS Band.

    Since then I played tuba professionally wherever my horn took me, until I decided to settle down and get my degrees. That brought me here to teach low brass at McMurry University, and band directing at a high school here in west Texas.

    Well, I'm ready to come home for awhile....and looking ridiculously forward to point my scopes skyward on the other side of the big Mississippi.

    Now, for something important and serious: I'm a Wildcat fan.

    Don't hate me because I bleed blue...like any good UK fan I have an affinity for Cards basketball because you've got our coach.

    Can't wait! Don't soak up all the photons before I get there!
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    Nice to meet you, Allen! You've made a pretty nice success of yourself. Gotta know, though, did march corps at all?
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    I actually didn't...I was involved with Star of Indiana in 1990 (Belshazzar's Feast--the year they placed 3rd), but I caught Rheumatic Fever that spring and couldn't walk very well until around May. I attended camps for 1991 (Respighi--the year they won!), but I got a job playing at Cedar Point and decided I'd rather get paid to play.

    My jaw was definitely hanging when they won...I slapped my forehead a couple of times, lol.
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    Antonio, what do you do at Morehead State? That's a beautiful part of Kentucky!
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    Good stuff - thanks Porkins! Hopefully we'll get more... anyone know anyone else who might be interested?
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    Gentlemen

    I am proud to announce the formation of a new social group!

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    One member of the Forum lives in Lexington. I'll see tomorrow if I can send him a message to let him know about this growing group .....
    P.S. I'm the associate director of the space science center here at MSU. I mostly work in recruitment and retention, and teach some classes.

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    HEY!! Isn't this forum for amateurs?!??!?



    That's awesome...I was an adjunct at McM...I'm contemplating my DMA in the next couple of years. I really enjoyed teaching college, but being an adjunct sucked! I was a third-class citizen...expendable, and you knew it. But it can be really difficult to step into a full-time position these days w/o being ABD or already having that "Dr." in front of your name...oh well.
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    Woah! Too many acronyms! I'm a corporate trainer so I get the standing-in-front-of-people part LOL We have a lot of new hires aged 18-30 and one of my biggest battles is getting them to put away their cell phones. The other is getting them to understand the importance of showing up on time LOL
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    Alright... just signed up... do I get a T-Shirt or a window cling?
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