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  1. Video introduction to the Vista Ridge 2020 show. I will so love seeing and hearing parts of these 3 great shows! They were my youngest's last 3 years of High School Band and lots of great memories.
  2. Vista Ridge: First trip to Grand Nat's, do they Win Nat's and how do they do defending the 2018 State title.
  3. The first 4 have to be in with Avon, Camel, Broken Arrow and Tarpon Springs. I would also want to add a California Band and welcome Vista Murrieta back to San Antonio and also Jenks to get more Oklahoma bands coming down to Texas to compete!
  4. I am hopeful that most all the bands will be able to have some type of show this year that is safely done so the kids can build skills and have fun being in Band this year! I agree with those that have cancelled the competitive season and believe that is the best decision given the situation. That being said, as a Marching Band fan living in Leander ISD I have to admit that I am going to miss the competitions with Leander ISD going non-competitive for 2020. It's been fun over the years! I do enjoy just going to the competitions irregardless of the outcome and even if LISD was not as successful I would have attended them all. On the selfish side with BOA being cancelled and if UIL is cancelled we get to keep the titles below an extra year 🙂 Leander ISD Current Reigning: BOA Grand National Champions - Vandegrift Texas UIL State 6A Champions - Vista Ridge Texas UIL State 5A Champions - Cedar Park Texas UIL State 6A Bronze Medalist - Vandegrift BOA San Antonio Silver Medalist - Vandegrift BOA San Antonio Bronze Medalist - Vista Ridge BOA West Texas Champions - Vista Ridge BOA Austin Champions – Vandegrift BOA Austin Silver Medalist - Leander
  5. Just found the post in a link in the Leander ISD update # 9. Here is what was published: Note: this is Leander ISD (LISD South). Message from LISD Band Directors: July 21, 2020 The current pandemic has created a situation that makes it difficult for LISD bands to operate in the same manner to which we have become accustomed. All of us in LISD are committed primarily to the safety and wellness of our students above all other considerations. The need for social distancing in both rehearsal and performance settings, as well as the potential for reduced numbers of students allowed in any setting including transportation, has led us to make the following alterations to the participation of marching bands at HS football games: • LISD band directors will monitor the health and wellness of their students and follow the guidelines established by TEA and UIL. • LISD bands will produce a field show that, while displaying the level of musical and visual excellence for which they are noted, may be greatly reduced in length, demand, and other areas. • LISD bands will not take part in any competitive events, including UIL events. • The attendance and participation of bands at football games will be evaluated on a weekly basis. Decisions made regarding game participation will apply to all high school band programs, in consideration of the most current state guidelines on social distancing at the time, and in the interest of the health and safety of the students. This decision is one that we believe will allow our students to have a positive and safe experience and will emphasize the core values of our band programs. We ask for your flexibility as we continue to adapt to our current reality.
  6. Two good articles about the Colorado Study Dan was referring too in his podcast. https://www.nfhs.org/articles/unprecedented-international-coalition-led-by-performing-arts-organizations-to-commission-covid-19-study/ https://www.tampabay.com/news/health/2020/06/26/marching-bands-arent-sure-how-to-handle-the-pandemic-so-they-commissioned-two-studies-involving-spit/
  7. DCI 1978 in Dallas, a very hot August at Lake Highlands Stadium, this was my first DCI contest to watch. I got to see the Blue Stars, Crossmen, Madison Scouts and Boston Crusaders. 1979 HEB Contest (My Sr. Year, biggest contest we went to that year). UIL 6A State 2018, Vista Ridge getting the Gold medal.
  8. Sorry 😟 I should have known. I saw it and got excited about it and didn't think to wait.
  9. Leander's 2020 show announcement will be April 29th @ 6pm. Until then they will be showcasing a voting tournament on the past 12 Leander Bands shows at this link (link and status on Instagram as well): https://www.leanderband.org/tournament/ Already showing 2008 and 2009. What fun😃
  10. For bands truly to grow they need to keep competing with excellence, having top bands mixed in the competitions adds that spark and shows other organizations what it takes to perform at that level. I don't think any top group should apologize or not attend, all are welcome to come out and compete. I would love see Lake Travis, some of the other LISD bands or any band that want's to compete in a great competition attend! The Vista Ridge Marching Festival is an excellent contest ran with excellence with top notch judges year in and out (and lot's of fun!).
  11. Love that you found a giant "table" to turn Will love to see it in action again!
  12. Thanks for the conformation and I have updated the file and links on the original post. Kind of glad it wasn't only me, that mess up on the UIL page was a bit misleading. I also double checked all the other UIL results and the rest look good, but glad to fix it if anything else is off. 🙂
  13. Thanks, looking at some other sites the scores you show above look like Prelim results. Finals show to be: 1: Cedar Park 2: Dripping Springs 3: Centennial, Frisco 4: Friendswood 5: Lake Travis Please let me know if you agree or where you were able to get the results from.
  14. Just for fun! Attached is a decade in review workbook with links to the show videos. The file has 2010 through 2019 Texas Marching Bands with the top 5 BOA San Antonio and top 5 UIL for each year. Hope this gives you something to watch while we miss Concert and Guard season. Top 5 Texas UIL and SA BOA the decade in review 2010 through 2019 - 2011 fix.xlsx
  15. Thanks Dan for posting! Got my DCI Austin (Round Rock) tickets at 11am sharp today and got my favorite seats!
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