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  1. Burleson Centennial Colleyville Heritage Mansfield Legacy Mansfield Summit Midlothian Birdville Richland Red Oak Seven of the eight schools made finals at their respective area competitions this past cycle (Richland was 11th at Area B 6A). Centennial, Midlothian, Colleyville Heritage and Birdville went to 5A state last year. You can certainly argue that the top end of District 11 is better, but top-to-bottom District 4 is loaded. Would not be surprised to see all eight schools in area finals in 2021. But yeah, I can't wait for district play to start.
  2. Schools move up or down a classification based on their enrollment and the numbers set by the UIL. Schools can opt up a classification (or division for football in Class 1A through 5A), but they cannot opt down. Most of the time the move down helps in football and marching band since it's better to be one of the biggest schools in 5A instead of one of the smallest schools in 6A, but not always. As a Summit alum, I'm interested to see how the drop down plays out. Football moves from a district with powerhouses Desoto and Cedar Hill plus South Grand Prairie and Lake Ridge to District 4-5A DI where all eight teams made the postseason last year. So who knows if it will help them. (Side note: District 4-5A DI might be the best band district out there for the next two years.) If you want, I believe TMEA has finalized their region and areas for each competition, which you can view here: https://align.tmea.org/align_2022/index.php Also, Dave Campbell's Texas Football put out a great explainer on realignment:
  3. The furthest I found was 315 miles between Seminole and Perryton in District 2-4A DII. That's a district that also features Lubbock Estacado, Levelland and Borger. That's going to be a lot of traveling come October. https://realignment.uiltexas.org/alignments/2020/4AD2FBMAP.pdf Also, District 3-5A DII is ridiculous as well. Abilene Wylie, Wichita Falls, Wichita Falls Rider, Lubbock Cooper, Plainview and Canyon Randall. https://realignment.uiltexas.org/alignments/2020/5AD2FBMAP.pdf
  4. True, although I don't really think any schools would take the opt up for marching band. The opt up for football, I believe, is for school districts to keep their schools in the same classification/division so that they are in the same football district and keeps travel down. It's not really a competitive decision. I'm not entirely sure why a band would choose to opt up (but I could be wrong and I probably will).
  5. If the DI and DII split is being done by the UIL, it will likely be by school size, similar to the football divisions (although maybe not exactly since the UIL allows opt-ups for football, and I'm not sure if they would allow that for band).
  6. So, I'm really happy Summit avoids having to deal with Highland Park for football. Instead, they move to District 4-5A DI with Legacy, Burleson Centennial, Colleyville Heritage, Midlothian, Birdville, Richland and Red Oak. Relatedly, that's a really strong band district. Halftimes are going to be as good as (if not better than) the games.
  7. https://realignment.uiltexas.org/ District alignments for athletics is up!
  8. Alignment numbers update: https://www.uiltexas.org/press-releases/detail/updated-uil-conference-cutoff-numbers-and-preliminary-enrollment-figures-fo Looks like the changes are just for 4A and 5A. It's now 1230 – 2219 for 5A and 515 – 1229 for 4A.
  9. Huh, I think we might have found another discrepancy between reported numbers and the UIL numbers. Looks like VM reported 2218 in October (based off of this list) but the UIL has them at 2109. Which means it would be Anderson, HP and Legacy.
  10. Yep. Although I don't think it's 100 percent set in stone this time around. Apparently McAllen ISD is disputing the numbers the UIL announced for their schools, including three 6A schools that would drop into 5A according to the district's numbers (somewhat relatedly, the UIL doubled Rio Vista's numbers somehow from 219 to 438, so there actually might be something to this). So, if those schools drop to where they belong and the UIL keeps the same number of schools for 6A, the next three schools to move up would be Corpus Christi Veterans Memorial, Austin Anderson and Dallas Highland Park. According to the Dallas Morning News, the UIL initially said they would not change the cutoff numbers, but then backtracked to say that they aren't ruling that out. The folks over at 6A Texas Football doubt the UIL will bump up HP, so we'll just have to wait and see. Source: https://www.dallasnews.com/high-school-sports/football/2019/12/03/highland-park-is-staying-in-class-5a-for-the-next-two-years/
  11. So for Mansfield ISD, Mansfield and Lake Ridge remain 6A. Legacy just stays in 5A along with Summit and Timberview (Timberview is just 14 over the 5A DI cutoff, which is a bit surprising). Think this helps Summit both musically and athletically (7-6A is a real blood bath). Just hoping the UIL punts the Mansfield schools back west and we don't end up stuck in a district with Highland Park and Lancaster like the 5A MISD schools are in this current cycle for athletic reasons.
  12. https://twitter.com/Matt_Stepp817/status/1201615141609103361 Looks like the realignment waters will get a little bit clearer tomorrow morning.
  13. Congrats to Vandegrift! Such an incredible performance! Tonight was a great night for everyone. Already can't wait to see what everyone puts on the field for next year! Also, recaps are up. Prelims: https://marching.musicforall.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2019/11/2019-Grand-Nationals-Prelims-Print-Recap.pdf Semis: https://marching.musicforall.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2019/11/2019-Grand-Nationals-Semifinals-Recap.pdf Finals: https://marching.musicforall.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2019/11/2019-Grand-Nationals-Finals-Print-Recap.pdf
  14. Recaps are already up. Prelims: https://marching.musicforall.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2019/11/2019SanAntonioPrelims_recap.pdf Finals: https://marching.musicforall.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2019/11/2019SanAntonioFinals_recap.pdf
  15. Recaps are already up. Prelims: https://marching.musicforall.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2019/11/2019SanAntonioPrelims_recap.pdf Finals: https://marching.musicforall.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2019/11/2019SanAntonioFinals_recap.pdf
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