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  1. BandFan95

    UIL 6A Area D 2021

    All 1’s from region 26. Y’all I cried for Stony Point, McNeil and Hutto. They brought it and were amazing.
    4 points
  2. VinoGirl

    UIL Area F 5A 2021

    Yup, Saturday is what matters. Every band has been working to fix all the little things (and, in some cases, big things). It's all about execution now, and those who have worked on the right things and put in the work will likely have a good day on Saturday. Best of luck to all!
    3 points
  3. BandFan95

    UIL 6A Area D 2021

    ALL 6A GOT STRAIGHT 1’s
    2 points
  4. Wandered over to Music for All and got the judging panels for this event. Prelims Panel A: Ryan Brittain (howdy, Westfield alum and amazing horn player!), Dave Carbone, Glenn Fugett, W. Dale Warren, Ken Giese, John Howell, and Michael Turner. Prelims Panel B: John Alstrin, George Boulden, Nola Jones, Gregg Williams, Lee Carlson, Robert Solomon, and Jim Sturgeon. Semis Panel: Mike Howard, Jay Kennedy, Chester Phillips, Ken Turner, Curtis Costanza, Marie Czapinski, and Tim Ochran. Finals Panel: George Boulden, Glenn Fugett, Nola Jones, Greg Williams, John Howell, Jim Sturgeon, and Michael Turner. No major red flag judges for me, at least when comparing things to my tastes. Well, maybe a couple of slight ones on the semis panel, but hopefully any quirkiness is balanced out. Semis will already be the most nail-biting contest this year. If I had to guess finals assignments, I'd say Nola Jones and Glenn Fugett on Music GE, George Boulden and Greg Williams on Music Performance, Michael Turner on Individual Visual, Jim Sturgeon on Ensemble Visual, and John Howell on Visual GE. But maybe BOA will change it up a little.
    2 points
  5. lost

    UIL Area F 5A 2021

    This is what’s always made uil so nerve-wracking. A really strong, sometimes state-finalist level program might miss state altogether because of a rough run at area finals. Heck we’ve seen strong finalist level bands miss out on area due to timing penalties at region. Every single performance leading up to UIL state matters, they’re all weighted the same and a band really can’t let their guard down at any moment.
    1 point
  6. Spitfire78

    The Wave

    While waiting for the awards ceremony, the bands in the stands will do the wave, signal each other with their cel-phone cameras, do cheers and engage in harmless good fun. And why not? These kids have worked incredibly hard and blowing off steam in a good natured friendly way seems appropriate. Except I've noticed on more than one occasion, one school in the stands will not participate. They sit completely still. Not participating. The other 9 schools in finals are having fun. 1 is ....well, not. I've been dying to ask: What's that about?
    1 point
  7. Quadmom68

    UIL Area F 5A 2021

    And I *think* Summit's kid was an alternate at state last year! One spot away - so close and yet so far away! 😉
    1 point
  8. Dave609

    UIL Area F 5A 2021

    If Summit advances to State, then it will be their first appearance at the State Contest. I am very excited about this contest!
    1 point
  9. Quadmom68

    UIL Area F 5A 2021

    Four places also sounds like a huge jump, at least to me. Can anyone tell us if this is commonplace or does it rarely happen? In 2018, I think Summit made 9th in area finals in 6A, and in 2013 they were 9th in Area D. I'm not sure if they've ever advanced to state, but I know they haven't the previous 3 years. (minus one due to Covid) I would love to see BOTH Summit and Legacy advance on Saturday, as well as any other MISD school! If Summit can't advance, I'll cheer just as loudly (well, maybe not QUITE as loudly 😊) for Legacy as I would for Summit. I know you said you were new to this particular blog, but you don't sound new to the ins and outs of marching band. I actually am. I was genuinely asking if going from 7th to 4th is a big leap because I don't know. I wasn't trying to crap on Legacy at all, and your reply, structured exactly like mine, makes me think that you thought I was. 🤔
    1 point
  10. So, to clarify this post.... I was thinking this was the Area H thread when I posted that. As for State - I think an LISD sweep is entirely possible, but I think Wakeland and Highland Park will both push to break into the medals. Should be a really interesting Finals.
    1 point
  11. abtwitch

    UIL 6A Area D 2021

    Churchill has not been scoring great this year, placed significantly behind both Hays and McNeil at TMC earlier this season.
    1 point
  12. Indeed- 4A Area C is pretty stacked. Will definitely be a nail biter this year. I am looking forward to seeing a relatively normal scene this year. With 5 bands advancing, there is room for bands who may not have previously made it to slip on it, but the competition for those five spots is still incredible. I know I will personally be watching Spring Hill, LCM, Bridge City, and Paris. I was surprised to see Spring Hill doing open class, but they could definitely shake things up. With Livingston, Pleasant Grove, Spring Hill, Lumberton, Bridge City, LCM, Paris, and North Lamar all gunning for that top 5, nothing is certain. It’ll be a heck of a contest this year, that’s for sure. I am glad there are five spots though. Lots of good band programs have a chance to advance this year. I can’t wait to perform come October 30th. It’ll be an honor just to be there.
    1 point
  13. I think we are going to see CP and Leander medal. I think Highland Park or Wakeland are going to throw down a run in finals.
    1 point
  14. It would be a shocker if it is anything other than those three.
    1 point
  15. Looks like all 6A bands from Region 9 received straight 1's today. In total, 26 bands qualified for Area F which should mean 5 will advance to state this year versus 4 spots in 2018. In combination with information above that TWHS is not attending state, there should be at least 2 bands going to state from this area who didn't qualify in 2018.
    1 point
  16. In 3A, Buna and Harleton are attending the state military contest.
    1 point
  17. Danpod

    UIL Area F 5A 2021

    Hi folks! Hope your day is wonderful. Just a quick reminder that any attempt to misrepresent yourself or slander any programs in an inappropriate way will result in account restrictions or a permanent ban. Post responsibly
    1 point
  18. Spitfire78

    UIL Area F 5A 2021

    Just to further obfuscate the Summit vs Legacy debate, when MISD hand picked students for the orchestra for their summer musical, literally half were from Summit. Percussion has been dominated at All Region for the past few years by Lake Ridge's former Center Snare and Summit's Tenor 1. Last year Legacy broke through the SHS/LRHS stick and mallet dominance - but that comes with an asterisk.... It was all virtual. LRHS' center snare was probably focused on college audition music and SHS' tenor played his in an echoey hallway recorded on a Moto G5. If Legacy's percussionist does as well live, Legacy has the new king of MISD percussionists.
    1 point
  19. I hope not. This is really odd, confusing and a bit concerning. For the record, my username comes from a sport blog I had for a while in college as a sports journalism major (so technically not band related). I have no idea where the rest came from.
    1 point
  20. For me, I think it's two things for thinking Summit is currently ahead of Legacy. First, I saw the video of the finals run at BOA Midland and that was a very clean run for Summit. Like 1000 miles better than at Mansfield POC. And second, Summit took Music Analysis over Highland Park at McKinney finals. While yes, the judging system between that and area isn't the same, that's still a pretty big deal, especially when there are three music judges and just two marching judges. I do wish the two went head to head again before Saturday, but I don't get to make the schedule. Either way Saturday will be really, really interesting. Edit: Also, the only thing that matters is Saturday's performance(s). Nothing is preordained, especially in this area. So it all comes down to how the groups perform on Saturday.
    1 point
  21. Got the chance to see Flower Mound in person last night. From what I saw, I think they have a bit more planned for the vocal soloists from the tuba feature. I hadn’t noticed it before (possibly due to only seeing videos until now) but that group of five or so marchers spend the rest of the show without instruments. They still have their own drill and choreography though. In general they’re sounding pretty good, /very/ loud.
    1 point
  22. I think I’m going to have to get to San Antonio two days early so I can at least attend 5A state finals. I thought I could be content just watching it on Box5 but I truly don’t think I can stand missing it live!! ?
    1 point
  23. I think we still head to a Leander ISD threepeat, but I’m shakier on the prediction than I had been. There’s a lot of good band in 5A this year. Wakeland of course is happy to play spoiler to LISD’s fun, and this year is far from an exception. Not to mention Weiss and Johnson attempting to make an impact on their way to 6A next season. Not sure who else could make a meaningful challenge up top. Lone Star is very clean, Forney’s show has wheels (the design caption should treat them favorably), and Highland Park could be anywhere.
    1 point
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