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I know were all living in a very rough time right now, and I hope you guys are handling it well! Just as a distraction, heres a question for you all. What is the best 1st year band you have ever seen? For me, I am immediately drawn back to seeing Weiss HS at BOA san Antonio in 2017. Such a big, mature sound for just freshmen and sophomores. I also remember Johnson being really good at Vista Ridge this year. What do yall think??

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5 hours ago, ioncewaslost said:

Was 2019 really Johnson's 1st year? They were phenomenal! I was their student escort for warmup and even got to catch their performance thanks to a schedule change.

Yes! This is Moe & Gene Johnson's first year. I believe the school doesn't even have a football team yet, just a band. The football program isn't starting until 2020, but they went ahead and started the band program in 2019.

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5 hours ago, Dog885 said:

I really loved Johnson's 2019 show and the future is looking so bright for them. Weiss has also been having some tremendous growth.

Agreed. I can see Weiss really stepping it up in the near future. They’re like a Pfluger version of Vandy. 😆🥰

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On 4/16/2020 at 12:18 AM, LeanderMomma said:

Agreed. I can see Weiss really stepping it up in the near future. They’re like a Pfluger version of Vandy. 😆🥰

Let's not get crazy now....

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2 hours ago, MikeKyu said:

Let's not get crazy now....

Not much different when you think about it. Both were very very strong first year bands who kinda exploded onto the scene their second year with a very small band compared to what they placed around. Vandy placed 3rd at BOA Houston and 16th at San Antonio. Weiss placed 9th at BOA St Louis in 2018, which is very comparable to what BOA SA was in 2010. Both bands got much better their 3rd year but placed lower due to a much higher of competition in BOA but both made finals at their respective state marching contests (Vandy 2011 vs Weiss 2019). I think Weiss is going to have a very similar growth that Vandy had from 09-16. 

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I may be breaking the rules here, but Lake Ridge 2013 has my vote, to get into state finals only in its 2nd year in existence is pretty awesome. It sucks that they kind of went downhill after that year but omg they were great!

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2 hours ago, J-Mike16 said:

I may be breaking the rules here, but Lake Ridge 2013 has my vote, to get into state finals only in its 2nd year in existence is pretty awesome. It sucks that they kind of went downhill after that year but omg they were great!

Yes! I remember that show! Boy were they moving. I was wondering why we never really hear from them anymore. There 11th place finish at BOA Waco this past season could be a sign of good things to come!

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On 4/23/2020 at 6:18 PM, Cityscapes said:

Yes! I remember that show! Boy were they moving. I was wondering why we never really hear from them anymore. There 11th place finish at BOA Waco this past season could be a sign of good things to come!

Do you think Lake Ridge still holds that record where they are the youngest band program to ever achieve State Finals?

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14 minutes ago, J-Mike16 said:

Do you think Lake Ridge still holds that record where they are the youngest band program to ever achieve State Finals?

I believe they do. They were at the very least the youngest band to advance to state finals in this decade.

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