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#1 P-town T-Bone

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Posted 02 December 2018 - 11:37 PM

Why not give appreciation to smaller bands? They work as hard as the big 6As! And with the recent threads about the best bands in cities, let's talk about the best Non-6A Bands in D/FW! My lists (divided by conference but otherwise in no particular order):

Conference 5A:
Frisco Wakeland
Frisco Lone Star
Frisco Lebanon Trail
Princeton
Royse City
Forney
Azle
The Colony

Conference 4A:
Argyle
Springtown
Melissa
Anna
Farmersville

Conference 3A:
Whitesboro
Howe
Van Alstyne

What other bands should I add to these lists?
John Hardin HS (Radcliff, KY) 2015 - Lifetime
Russelville Contest - 1st 4A, 3rd Overall
Warren East Contest - 1st 4A, 2nd Overall
Logan County Contest - 1st 4A-D1, 2nd Overall
Owensboro Contest - 2nd 4A, 3rd Overall
Bryan Station Contest - 1st 4A, 1st Overall
KMEA West Regional - 3rd 4A
KMEA State Semifinals - 6th 4A

Pleasant Grove HS (Texarkana, TX) 2016 - Code
Four States Contest
NETEX Mt. Pleasant
Minneola Invitational - 7th Overall
UIL Region 4 1A/2A/4A/5A Marching Contest - 1st Division
Prariland Invitational - 1st 4A, 3rd Overall
UIL 4A Area C Contest, 10th Prelims, 8th Finals

Princeton HS (Princeton, TX) 2017 - Crowned
NETEX Commerce - 2nd 4A, 3rd Overall
Sounds of Springtown Contest - 1st 4A, 3rd Overall
Sounds of Fall - Hosted
UIL Region 25 1A-4A Marching Contest - 1st Division

Princeton HS (Princeton, TX) 2018 - Metal
Golden Triangle - 2nd 4A, 6th Overall
Sounds of Fall - Hosted
McKinney Invitational - Rainout
UIL Region 25 5A/6A Marching Contest - 1st Division

Princeton HS (Princeton, TX) 2019 - TBD

#2 LostChoirGuy

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 12:16 AM

Highland Park
Poteet
Centennial

(You can interpret that as Frisco or Burleson. Both are good!)

#3 Cityscapes

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 02:11 AM

Does Aledo count as Dallas?

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 03:57 AM

I would count Aledo and would definitely include it in the list!

#5 SpartanMarcher

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 10:24 PM

Canton?

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 02:17 AM

Canton?

Canton is a bit debatable on being in the DFW, but probably more than close enough



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Posted 05 December 2018 - 02:46 AM

How was Highland Park this year? In 2017 they were very impressive for their size, but I felt they focused a bit too much on being as loud as possible for 60 winds rather than making a great sound, but very strong nevertheless. 



#8 P-town T-Bone

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 12:25 PM

Canton is a bit debatable on being in the DFW, but probably more than close enough

I didn't include Canton on my original list as I consider Canton to be in East Texas.
John Hardin HS (Radcliff, KY) 2015 - Lifetime
Russelville Contest - 1st 4A, 3rd Overall
Warren East Contest - 1st 4A, 2nd Overall
Logan County Contest - 1st 4A-D1, 2nd Overall
Owensboro Contest - 2nd 4A, 3rd Overall
Bryan Station Contest - 1st 4A, 1st Overall
KMEA West Regional - 3rd 4A
KMEA State Semifinals - 6th 4A

Pleasant Grove HS (Texarkana, TX) 2016 - Code
Four States Contest
NETEX Mt. Pleasant
Minneola Invitational - 7th Overall
UIL Region 4 1A/2A/4A/5A Marching Contest - 1st Division
Prariland Invitational - 1st 4A, 3rd Overall
UIL 4A Area C Contest, 10th Prelims, 8th Finals

Princeton HS (Princeton, TX) 2017 - Crowned
NETEX Commerce - 2nd 4A, 3rd Overall
Sounds of Springtown Contest - 1st 4A, 3rd Overall
Sounds of Fall - Hosted
UIL Region 25 1A-4A Marching Contest - 1st Division

Princeton HS (Princeton, TX) 2018 - Metal
Golden Triangle - 2nd 4A, 6th Overall
Sounds of Fall - Hosted
McKinney Invitational - Rainout
UIL Region 25 5A/6A Marching Contest - 1st Division

Princeton HS (Princeton, TX) 2019 - TBD

#9 SpartanMarcher

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 02:54 AM


I didn't include Canton on my original list as I consider Canton to be in East Texas.


I would probably have included them, seeing as they’re in the same area as Melissa, Argyle, Farmersville, and Anna, but I see your point.

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 12:47 AM


I would probably have included them, seeing as they’re in the same area as Melissa, Argyle, Farmersville, and Anna, but I see your point.


Canton is actually in a completely different area from those cities lol (Not a sarcastic lol)

#11 SpartanMarcher

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 02:36 AM

Upon reinspection, Canton is much further from Dallas than I remembered. My mistake

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 04:25 AM

I would throw McKinney North in the conversation for 5A, they seem to execute really well visually



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Posted 13 December 2018 - 12:22 AM

Wylie East, Colleyville Heritage, Granbury, and Lovejoy all had fantastic seasons this fall and there's also Forney who's always fantastic. 



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Posted 13 December 2018 - 02:42 AM

Wylie East, Colleyville Heritage, Granbury, and Lovejoy all had fantastic seasons this fall and there's also Forney who's always fantastic. 

Granbury has been on a very quick rise lately, which basically happened under the radar. As I recall, in 2015, they didn't make finals at HEB?, but in 2018 they were 5th at a BOA regional. Same goes for Wylie East. For Colleyville Heritage, I remember they actually had a few BOASA finals appearances in the late 2000s? They may not compete in BOA anymore, but when I saw them in 2016 I remember them being very strong. I believe they are 5a? 






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