Jump to content


Photo

2015 BOA Grand Nationals


  • Please log in to reply
20 replies to this topic

#1 Xenon

Xenon

    LUNCH!!!

  • Administrators
  • 4,891 posts

Posted 12 November 2015 - 03:18 PM

The 2015 BOA Grand Nationals Prelims live blog (run by our friends at IndianaMarching.com) can be found here: http://www.musicfora...l-championships

Semis Blog is at: https://www.24livebl...om/live/1309218

A Live Video Webcast is available for $ here: http://www.musicfora...ebcast-schedule

I will be heading up on Friday to join the IndianaMarching.com crew in the afternoon.

The schedule is available at: http://www.musicfora...l-championships

#2 Statebound

Statebound

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 110 posts

Posted 12 November 2015 - 03:23 PM

Will the blog be running on TXBands as well or strictly on IM??  I always really enjoy and appreciate your involvement and truly look forward to this every year.



#3 Xenon

Xenon

    LUNCH!!!

  • Administrators
  • 4,891 posts

Posted 14 November 2015 - 12:43 AM

It's primarily IM, but I've been helping out since the 3rd block today. Some of them needed a rest after almost 2 full days of grueling prelims. I will also be helping quite a bit during Semis and maybe some "wow" commentary in Finals.

#4 Xenon

Xenon

    LUNCH!!!

  • Administrators
  • 4,891 posts

Posted 14 November 2015 - 12:44 AM

I didn't make it in time for TWHS, Keller, Hebron, nor KC, but Round Rock was MUCH improved from BOA SA! And all that anyone can talk about here is the Hebron sax solo.

#5 Marcato

Marcato

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 32 posts
  • LocationRound Rock

Posted 14 November 2015 - 01:03 AM

I didn't make it in time for TWHS, Keller, Hebron, nor KC, but Round Rock was MUCH improved from BOA SA! And all that anyone can talk about here is the Hebron sax solo.


I heard Round Rock's prelims performance wasn't very good, according to people on the BOA forums.


Round Rock High School Band
2010 - "The Dragon" - State contestant 
2011 -  "Acts of Light" - 7th place BOA San Antonio
2012 - "The Raven"  - 8th place BOA San Antonio
2013 - "Elemental Evolution" - 4th place BOA Grand Nationals
 


#6 scoobydoo

scoobydoo

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 146 posts

Posted 14 November 2015 - 01:11 AM


I heard Round Rock's prelims performance wasn't very good, according to people on the BOA forums.

I"ve been reading the comments on the BOA forums today. It amazes me how varied the opinions can be on the same band/performances.  I"m not sure what to believe.



#7 Xenon

Xenon

    LUNCH!!!

  • Administrators
  • 4,891 posts

Posted 14 November 2015 - 02:11 AM

There were definitely some timing issues from Round Rock (this dome is weird from the field), but overall the performance was at a much higher level than it was at SA. Not the kind of ungodly leap they made two years ago, but still a big step up.

I think a lot of the differences of opinion stem from people that haven't seen them this year not understanding that they have slimmed down and aren't going for that humoungous ear shattering sound they used to have.

#8 principalagent

principalagent

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 492 posts

Posted 14 November 2015 - 03:27 AM

All five Texas bands have made semi-finals! Props to all of them.

 

EDIT: And they all scored in the top 22!



#9 Xenon

Xenon

    LUNCH!!!

  • Administrators
  • 4,891 posts

Posted 14 November 2015 - 11:56 AM

Semis blog is at: https://www.24livebl...om/live/1309218

#10 Xenon

Xenon

    LUNCH!!!

  • Administrators
  • 4,891 posts

Posted 14 November 2015 - 10:28 PM

Congratulations to Hebron for getting 4A Music and GE in Semis!

#11 dylan123

dylan123

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 174 posts

Posted 14 November 2015 - 10:45 PM

Congratulations to Hebron for getting 4A Music and GE in Semis!


and AAAA champion!!!

#12 LKendrick

LKendrick

    Advanced Member

  • Moderators
  • 598 posts
  • LocationWest Texas

Posted 14 November 2015 - 10:46 PM

I knew Keller could do it. :)

Congrats to the 4 Texas bands and especially Hebron on Music Ge and 1st in 4A!

#13 ~ME~

~ME~

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 91 posts

Posted 14 November 2015 - 11:31 PM

Way to go Keller!!! They did it! I couldn't be more happy for them, I'm sure they're pretty ecstatic over there right now! A very deserving Grand Nationals finalist spot for them!

 

Really pulling for Hebron to bring that Eagle back to Texas!!! If they can pull it off on their first trip to Indy, my gosh... It still feels like a longshot with them going first and BA going last, but fingers crossed! Regardless of whether they win the Eagle or not though, they've already done something amazing for a first time GN band! Congrats to them! 

 

Round Rock and The Woodlands were just absolutely STELLAR as well! Huge improvements since San Antonio! I They should both be battling for top 5 spots, which they would both very much deserve! 

 

And I also of course have to give a shout out to Keller Central on an incredible semi finals performance, and placing in the top 22 in prelims! That's so awesome for them, they have a bright future ahead of them for sure! 

 

Congrats to all 5 bands once again! What a great year for Texas!



#14 Xenon

Xenon

    LUNCH!!!

  • Administrators
  • 4,891 posts

Posted 15 November 2015 - 12:02 AM

Finals Blog is at: http://www.24liveblog.com/live/1309351

#15 Xenon

Xenon

    LUNCH!!!

  • Administrators
  • 4,891 posts

Posted 15 November 2015 - 05:26 AM

Finals Results:

Esprit de Corps - Colony (AK)
Outstanding Music Performance - Hebron (TX)
Outstanding Visual Performance - tie - Avon (IN) & Broken Arrow (OK)
Outstanding General Effect - Broken Arrow (OK)

1. 97.50 - Broken Arrow (OK)
2. 97.00 - Avon (IN)
3. 96.25 - Hebron (TX)
4. 95.35 - William Mason (OH)
5. 94.40 - Carmel (IN)
6. 93.70 - The Woodlands (TX)
7. 93.00 - Round Rock (TX)
8. 90.90 - Marian Catholic (IL)
9. 90.25 - Harrison (GA)
10. 89.10 - Blue Springs (MO)
11. 88.70 - Keller (TX)
12. 88.25 - Homestead (IN)

#16 Euph-oria

Euph-oria

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 5 posts

Posted 15 November 2015 - 05:31 AM

I wonder if Hebron's time hurt their score just a little bit. I know, at least according to the live blog, that all three of the medalists had even better runthroughs than semis but you have to wonder. Still, congrats Hebron! You guys were fantastic and repped Texas well!



#17 dylan123

dylan123

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 174 posts

Posted 15 November 2015 - 05:39 AM

this is a little annoying :/

#18 Xenon

Xenon

    LUNCH!!!

  • Administrators
  • 4,891 posts

Posted 15 November 2015 - 05:47 AM

Hebron had a 97.85 in semis. That is the highest score in BOA history on any level. It beats 2007 LD Bell's semis pre-penalty 97.80 and 2008 Avon's Finals 97.75.

And they got that 97.85 with a low 17.7 in individual visual. Incredible.

#19 Rubisco

Rubisco

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 450 posts

Posted 15 November 2015 - 06:19 AM

The semifinals score is amazing, and Hebron was awesome. That said, comparing semis to the other rounds, there are several outliers. I find the scoring that round to be very strange, particularly Harrison's top 6 finish with a score of 94 (!). The judges were very, very generous. I find finals to be the more accurate representation. All the music judges had Hebron in first, but visual performance and GE (and probably their performance time to some extent) cost them the Eagle. Still, you gotta wonder how things would have been different with a more direct comparison.

#20 Nny14

Nny14

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 188 posts

Posted 15 November 2015 - 06:29 AM

Coming from the band that heard Hebrons music warm up, their playing was absolutely, horrifyingly good. I was honestly expecting a perfect music score. I don't think Flower Mound would have been able to keep with their music scores, but maybe could have done better visually.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users