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#21 MadisonBandMan1

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Posted 08 May 2019 - 12:18 AM

Thank you all! I know I'm not the only one on this forum that is or has gone through this, so good luck to you all as well!


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#22 herbaflerb

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Posted 09 May 2019 - 03:17 PM

Since I know everyone wants to hear my excellent predictions six months out:

 

1. Claudia Taylor Johnson H.S., TX

2. Vista Ridge H.S., TX
3. Vandegrift H.S., TX
4. Leander H.S., TX 
5. Cedar Ridge H.S., TX
6. Cedar Park H.S., TX
7. Lake Travis H.S., TX
8. James Bowie H.S., TX
9. Round Rock H.S., TX
10. Hendrickson H.S., TX



#23 herbaflerb

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Posted 09 May 2019 - 03:19 PM

Those are always fun, eh? 

 

I'm thinking...

 

1)  CTJ

2)  Leander  

3)  Vista Ridge

4)  Vandegrift

5)  Round Rock

6)  Cedar Park

7)  James Bowie

8)  Cedar Ridge

9)  Hendrickson 

10)  Rouse

 

Let's be honest...the top 3 could be any combination of my top 7!  And CR or Hendrickson could sneak in as well.  Or ROUSE EVEN! I love this contest.  

 

Round Rock that high? No offense to them, but they haven't been doing too hot these last few seasons.



#24 whatiscrockettimshaking

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Posted 09 May 2019 - 03:36 PM

vandegrift with a good start but late season everyone overtakes them in my prediction 

leander slow start but good for late season surprise this year

 

1.vandegrift 

2.claudia taylor johnson (very close to vandegrift but loses by 0.10 or something similar)

3.vista ridge

4.cedar park

5.leander

6.cedar ridge

7.james bowie

8.hendrickson

9.lake travis

10.john horn 

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11.round rock

12. rouse

13.westwood

14.pflugerville

15.lubbock-cooper

16.anderson



#25 LeanderMomma

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Posted 09 May 2019 - 03:50 PM

Round Rock that high? No offense to them, but they haven't been doing too hot these last few seasons.

 

Let's face it.  I suck at predictions anyway.  :D


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Posted 09 May 2019 - 03:51 PM

vandegrift with a good start but late season everyone overtakes them in my prediction 

leander slow start but good for late season surprise this year

 

1.vandegrift 

2.claudia taylor johnson (very close to vandegrift but loses by 0.10 or something similar)

3.vista ridge

4.cedar park

5.leander

6.cedar ridge

7.james bowie

8.hendrickson

9.lake travis

10.john horn 

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11.round rock

12. rouse

13.westwood

14.pflugerville

15.lubbock-cooper

16.anderson

 

I can't remember the last time Leander wasn't top 3 at BOA Austin.  I am not ready to say that's going to change just yet.  Let me see some fall shows first.  ;)


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#27 LeanderMomma

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Posted 09 May 2019 - 03:53 PM

Round Rock that high? No offense to them, but they haven't been doing too hot these last few seasons.

 

I also think Rouse could sneak in a bit higher up than folks are predicting. 


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Posted 09 May 2019 - 05:28 PM

Round Rock that high? No offense to them, but they haven't been doing too hot these last few seasons.

they took 3rd in 2017 in Austin



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Posted 09 May 2019 - 05:33 PM

CTJ will have a complete show on the field and go for a "three-peat" with a show going to GN in November

  • CTJ - by 2 points
  • Leander
  • Vandy
  • Vista Ridge
  • Cedar Park
  • Bowie
  • Cedar Ridge
  • Henny
  • Round Rock
  • Churchill


#30 LeanderMomma

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Posted 09 May 2019 - 08:11 PM

CTJ will have a complete show on the field and go for a "three-peat" with a show going to GN in November

  • CTJ - by 2 points
  • Leander
  • Vandy
  • Vista Ridge
  • Cedar Park
  • Bowie
  • Cedar Ridge
  • Henny
  • Round Rock
  • Churchill

 

That is most likely true, but I think Leander and Vandy will give them a run for their money as we are also going to GN.  I also think Vista Ridge will be a "bridesmaid" no longer and will also be a contender for first.  At this point I HONESTLY believe that all four bands have equal potential to take the win at BOA Austin.  


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#31 principalagent

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Posted 09 May 2019 - 10:02 PM

Leander was 4th in 2017, albeit barely.

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Posted 09 May 2019 - 10:28 PM

I can't remember the last time Leander wasn't top 3 at BOA Austin.  I am not ready to say that's going to change just yet.  Let me see some fall shows first.  ;)

 

2017 was the last time they weren't in the top 3. 



#33 LeanderMomma

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Posted 10 May 2019 - 03:05 AM

2017 was the last time they weren't in the top 3.


Gosh I don’t even remember them not medaling at Austin that year. Weird. I guess I was thinking about Houston where we took third in 2017.
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Posted 10 May 2019 - 03:22 AM

CTJ will have a complete show on the field and go for a "three-peat" with a show going to GN in November

  • CTJ - by 2 points
  • Leander
  • Vandy
  • Vista Ridge
  • Cedar Park
  • Bowie
  • Cedar Ridge
  • Henny
  • Round Rock
  • Churchill

Churchill is not attending BOA Austin



#35 bruhmomentum

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 03:23 PM

Well I'm quivering in anticipation so I might as well dive right in. Here's my predictions and my rationales.

 

1) CTJ

 

Love em or hate em, they are the epitome of consistency. They put out incredibly difficult and well excecuted programs every year since their rise to prominence in 2011. Furthermore, they have won the past two BOA Austin competitions, and I can't see them just throwing that out the window this year.

 

2) Vandegrift

 

Vandegrift is a powerhouse program that always comes flying out of the gates early in the year. I am always blown away by how clean their show is so early in the season. Can't see them not medaling.

 

3) Leander

 

After seeing their music selections on their instagram page, I am PUMPED to say the least. Leander seems to really be pulling out all of the stops for their grand nats trip this year, and I cannot wait to see the product on the field at Austin. Maybe a little bias here, but they have a very strong chance at medaling.

 

4) Vista Ridge

 

Vista Ridge has risen to BOA greatness faster than any other band that I have seen in my 3 years of marching. They have an incredibly driven set of students and an awesome show concept that I can really see going far. Only reason that they aren't higher for me is because last year their show seemed to develop more and more throughout the season, but I could easily see that changing after the incredible showing that they have last year. These Leander ISD schools are on something.

 

5) Cedar Park

 

I feel like last year's showing from Cedar Park was nothing but a little blemish on the grand slate of Cedar Park greatness. Ever since 2015 I have been addicted to Cedar Park. Their shows are fun, entertaining, and often have a juvenile element that you can't help but admire. Also, being a huge Greek mythology nerd, their show being based around the aftermath of Icarus' fall just puts the icing on the cake. Excited for sure.

 

6) Cedar Ridge

 

Full transparency; I am a student here, so me placing them here may show a lot of bias, but hear me out. We have had a head director change, and he has some very cool ideas and is taking a great amount of initiative to not only transition smoothly, but to improve all of the systems that we already have in place. The students have experienced a lot of growth musically over this past semester, and we have an incredible set of students in leadership. I can really see this Cedar Ridge band going further than we ever have, but hey, im extremely biased so we'll just have to see.

 

7) James Bowie

 

James Bowie knows how to put together shows that really make you think, and I believe that this will help them place highly in the next season. Despite their constant director changes, the students really seem to know what they need to do to maintain an excellent standard. Bowie's long reign at the peak of the BOA scene, I believe, will keep them comfortably in finals.

 

8) Hendrickson

 

Hendrickson just might go down in history as the school with the most crowd favorite shows in history. Their shows are always engaging, exciting, and almost always leave a positive impression on the listener. I really can't see them missing finals. Awesome program.

 

9) Round Rock

 

Round Rock always puts on a show for the crowd. Despite the downward trend that they seem to be experiencing at the moment, I do believe that they will remain a finalist level program for sure. I do believe that they will place in the bottom half, although I really would like to see them return to the legendary status that Round Rock used to have.

 

10) uhHHHhHhH

 

Rather than put in a definitive tenth place prediction, I'm going to just give some great programs that I could see sneaking in.

 

i) Rouse

 

If I had to pick a tenth place prediction, this would be it. Rouse experienced a breakout year last year, and I would really like to see them rise to the level of their Leander ISD brothers. 

 

ii) Westwood

 

Westwood has some very talented musicians in their program, and I could see that taking them far this next season if their show utilizes them in the correct way.

 

iii) Lake Travis

 

Lake Travis had an awesome year, and I believe that they have the drive and motivation to push them into finals.

 

iiii) John Horn

 

John Horn came out of NOWHERE at state and surprised us with a powerful sound and awesome excecution. 22nd at 6A state is no small feat, and I believe that this could transition into the BOA world.

 

Sorry for being a little long winded. Hope you enjoy my meaningless predictions haha.



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Posted 14 May 2019 - 04:53 PM

Well I'm quivering in anticipation so I might as well dive right in. Here's my predictions and my rationales.

 

Sorry for being a little long winded. Hope you enjoy my meaningless predictions haha.

 

ABSOLUTELY enjoyed your predictions and the reasons behind them.  Lots of great insight there!  And I really hope to see Cedar Ridge back in the top of finals this year!!

 

Is it September yet?????


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Posted 14 May 2019 - 11:37 PM

ABSOLUTELY enjoyed your predictions and the reasons behind them. Lots of great insight there! And I really hope to see Cedar Ridge back in the top of finals this year!!

Is it September yet?????


Boy do I wish it was. Thank you for the kind words! I’m extremely excited to watch Leander on FloMarching at nats. They’re a contender for a medal at nats for sure.

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 11:55 PM

For some reason I thought we already had this thread started but I don’t see it anywhere so I will.

Here’s information I got from the HR forum.

 

Last edited 5/14 as per new info from abtwitch adding Georgetown and Johnson

Confirmed Attendees (19):

Anderson H.S., TX
Cedar Park H.S., TX
Cedar Ridge H.S., TX
Claudia Taylor Johnson H.S., TX

Georgetown H.S., TX
Hendrickson H.S., TX
James Bowie H.S., TX
John Horn H.S., TX

Johnson H.S., TX (new school in Hays CISD)
Lake Travis H.S., TX
Leander H.S., TX
Lubbock-Cooper H.S., TX
New Braunfels H.S., TX
Pflugerville H.S., TX
Round Rock H.S., TX
Rouse H.S., TX
Vandegrift H.S., TX
Vista Ridge H.S., TX
Westwood H.S., TX

 

added Johnson (in Hays CISD) and Georgetown


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Posted 15 May 2019 - 03:57 AM

I will say I'm excited to see Georgetown dipping their toes into BOA for the first time in quite a long time. They probably won't be competing for a finals slot, but BOA is a fantastic experience and the more students who get it the better.



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Posted 15 May 2019 - 11:59 AM

I will say I'm excited to see Georgetown dipping their toes into BOA for the first time in quite a long time. They probably won't be competing for a finals slot, but BOA is a fantastic experience and the more students who get it the better.


And they usually have very enjoyable shows! They also have a great colorguard.
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