About Us

 

The Kentucky Band Website is provided as a public service for the staff, students, alumni, parents and fans of Kentucky School Bands.

This page contains a chronological account of the evolution of kyband.com.

July
2000
The domain name kyband.com is registered and the web site is opened by Rick Gardner of Greenville, Kentucky. The site is billed as the The Kentucky Band Internet Community. The site offered chat, free email, forums, a guest book and links. The site was hosted on Virtual Avenue which was a free host at that time.
May
2001
kymarchinghistory.50megs.com is opened by Kristin Childers of Paducah, Kentucky. The site is named Kentucky High School Marching Bands. The site began archiving marching band information including repertoires, directors names and KMEA placement back to 1986. (The first year for the KMEA SMBC). Also, contest information including scores, is made available starting with the 2001 marching season.
September
2002
The two websites began to work in association. Rick Gardner begins to design the home page for both sites. The kyband.com site is renamed “kyband.com in association with Kentucky Marching Bands” the name for the 50megs site is also changed to reflect the new association.
September
2003
The two domains began sharing the same home page. The names of both sites are changed to “kyband.com and Kentucky Marching Bands”.
March
2004
The home page for kymarchinghistory.50megs.com is closed. All visitors to that domain are forwarded to the kyband.com home page. Both sites are merged at this time. All pages are available through kyband.com and the the 50megs site is used to archive the marching band portions of the site.
June
2004
Repertoires prior to 2002 are removed from the website. Due to copyright issues with several band programs the historical repertoires were removed from the site. We still have them and hope that we may be able to restore them in the future.
January
2005
Chris Teesdale joins kyband.com to assist with the Calendar and News pages.
August
2005
All pages at kymarchinghistory.50megs.com are mirrored at kyband.com so the marching information will be available to school networks that are blocking websites using 50megs.com hosting.
October
2005
The KMEA State Marching Band Championship celebrates its 20th year and recognizes kyband.com for providing the state championship information from the last 20 years.
November
2005
All files at kymarchinghistory.50megs.com are moved to the new sub-domain at marching.kyband.com. Pages at kymarchinghistory.50megs.com are no longer being updated.
February
2006
Rick Gardner webmaster for kyband.com presents a technology session at the 2006 KMEA Conference on “How to set up and maintain a classroom website”.
May
2006
The kymarchinghistory.50megs.com site is restored to a stand alone site so that websites with links to those pages will continue to work.
April
2007
The kyband.com website exceeded 1.5 million visitors.
September
2008
The kyband.com website exceeded 2 million visitors and over 9 million pages viewed.
May
2009
The kyband.com website exceeded 2,220,000 visitors and over 9,500,000 pages viewed.
December
2009
The kyband.com website exceeded 2,450,000 visitors and over 10,130,000 pages viewed.
January
2013
The kyband.com website exceeded 3,500,000 visitors and over 15,000,000 pages viewed.
January
2014
The kyband.com website exceeded 3,900,000 visitors and over 16,100,000 pages viewed.
 

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