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  1. Grand National Finals Grand National Champion: Vandegrift 97.175 2. Avon 96.70 3. Hebron 95.55 4. Carmel 94.575 5. Leander 94.30 6. Claudia Taylor Johnson 93.25 7. William Mason 91.425 8. The Woodlands 91.20 9. Round Rock 90.425 10. Homestead 89.80 11. Union 88.25 12. Ayala 88.10 Outstanding Music - Hebron Outstanding Visuals - Avon Outstanding General Effect - Vandegrift Rose Parade Honor Band - Hebron Esprit de Corps - Claudia Taylor Johnson
  2. My picks (but I have no idea what I am doing): 1. Hebron 2. Avon 3. Vandegrift 4. Leander 5. Claudia Taylor Johnson 6. Carmel 7. The Woodlands 8. Round Rock 9. Union 10. Homestead 11. William Mason 12. Ayala Music - Hebron Visual - Hebron GE - Avon
  3. #TeamTexas really BROUGHT it. So proud of each and every one of the bands.
  4. Questions: Will Hebron finally break their Bridesmaid's curse? Will Vandy be a first time attendee champion? Will there be a Texas medal sweep?
  5. there you go HEBRON!!! Absolutely killed it. From the last time I saw them they really cleaned up their marching. BRAVO! Bring a medal to Lewisville ISD
  6. I just love the Woodlands show. They are having so much fun and playing so well.
  7. has there ever been a single school district sweep captions for two classifications for Grand Nats?
  8. Five of the final seven bands to perform in finals are from Texas.
  9. Grand Nationals Semi-Final Results: AAAA 1 - Vandegrift 2 - Avon 3 - Hebron Music - Vandegrift Visuals - Vandegrift General Effect - Vandegrift AAA 1 - Leander 2 - James Madison 3 - Milford Music - Leander Visuals - Leander General Effect - Leander AA 1 - Marian Catholic 2 - North Hardin 3 - Miamisburgh Music - Marian Catholic Visuals - Marian Catholic General Effect - Marian Catholic A 1 - Bourbon County 2 - Estill County 3 - Beechwood Music - Bourbon County Visuals - Beechwood & Bourbon County (Tie) General Effect - Bourbon County Finalist (in announcement order): 1. The Woodlands #TeamTexas 2. William Mason 3. Vandegrift #TeamTexas 4. Carmel 5. Claudia Taylor Johnson #TeamTexas 6. Round Rock #TeamTexas 7. Hebron #TeamTexas 8. Avon 9. Union 10. Leander #TeamTexas 11. Homestead 12. Ayala (Schedule to be posted later)
  10. Someone needs to do a stability check on Lucas Oil Stadium. CTJ just blew the roof off, torched the field, and totally destroyed the place. Oh my goodness they were absolutely fantastic. What a way for Team Texas to say Howdy!
  11. Yeah, it SUCKS being outside in the stands in Texas in July. That is why we LOVED the DCI Southwest Championship in the Alamodome.
  12. By favorite use of singing in a marching band show (and yes it probably is a big bit of homerism) is FloMo's Surreal and the choir heads in the box. They were just singing notes and added to the overall effect of the show. I really don't like singers (solo or otherwise) in a marching band show. To me it becomes more about the singer and not the band. Don't get me started about pre-recorded narration during a show. If there is a student that actually performs, then that is ok in my book. My enjoyment of a show really drops is there is recorded narration during the actual show (pre-show is another thing and fine with me)
  13. That is quite nice as compared to when I went (2014). I don't think the high reached 30 the entire time. Lows were in the teens to single digits. It was MISERABLE outside (so the only time I spent outside was walking from my hotel {across the street} to LOS or The Ram).
  14. To my untrained eye, it looked like there were several places in Hebron's show where the marching was just off. I loved their music and what they were able to do at BOA SA, but if they can get their alignments to POP I think they could run away with the Eagle. I saw Hebron at two contests this year (BOA DFW and BOA SA) and each time I had the same thought, although there was a lot more to the BOA SA show. When they move to the condensing and twisting square near the end, I did not see a time when there was a lock into the shape. Look at CTJ and their expanding and contracting interlinked circles, each time I saw them they popped, locked into place and the shape was about perfect. Leander and The Woodlands also, to me, had their "shapes" pop and straight lines. I'm still somewhat of an old school marching guy, straight lines and uniform spacing sticks out to me (both in positive and negative execution). I don't know how much what I am talking about goes into the actual scoring. I'm rooting for Hebron to kick major butt at Indy. I'm not trying to talk negative about their show, just trying to figure out if what I am seeing is what impacts the judging.
  15. I don't see BOA San Antonio going to a semifinal round. With the addition of every year Area we will probably see fewer bands participating at BOA SA. The kids still have to attend a minimum number of days of class. Semis are great if everyone can perform and still be in class for a half a day. Once you get outside the two hour bus ride, adding a semifinals would mean that the North Texas schools would have to miss at least one if not two days of class. In a State year it would be two to three days (schools would not go for that. Number of days missed would put a huge hindrance on attending Grand Nats. Missing a week of school for Band competitions (especially during the climax of football season) would not be looked upon favorably. Yes, I would love to have more performances with our great bands, but I am trying to be real here. I really think that the days of us seeing six or more Texas bands at Grand Nats is going to be an extreme rarity going forward. Or the bands that go more often will be the ones that are closest to San Antonio.
  16. Wow if Reagan doesn't win this. Such an amazing sound! Intense and precise marching. I'm blown away
  17. Wow if Reagan doesn't win this. Such an amazing sound! Intense and precise marching. I'm blown away
  18. Quick analysis, I don't know if any bands were changed to a different judging panel, this is what panel each of the finalist were judged by and Top 7/ Bottom 7 placement: Judge Panel 1 Friday Keller TX B7 James Bowie B7 Ronald Reagan T7 Claudia Taylor Johnson T7 Round Rock B7 Flower Mound B7 Saturday The Woodlands B7 Judge Panel 2 Friday Vandegrift T7 Leander T7 Vista Ridge T7 Saturday Marcus T7 Hebron T7 Pearland B7 L.D. Bell B7
  19. 7:15 p.m. – Class A: Collinsville H.S., OK 7:30 p.m. – James Bowie H.S., TX 7:45 p.m. – Keller H.S., TX 8:00 p.m. – Round Rock H.S., TX 8:15 p.m. – Pearland H.S., TX 8:30 p.m. – The Woodlands H.S., TX 8:45 p.m. – Flower Mound H.S., TX 9:00 p.m. – L.D. Bell H.S., TX 9:15 p.m. – Ronald Reagan H.S., TX 9:30 p.m. – Marcus H.S., TX 9:45 p.m. – Vista Ridge H.S., TX 10:00 p.m. – Claudia Taylor Johnson H.S., TX 10:15 p.m. – Vandegrift H.S., TX 10:30 p.m. – Hebron H.S., TX 10:45 p.m. – Leander H.S., TX 11:00 p.m. – Class AA: Roma H.S., TX
  20. AAAA 1 - Ronald Reagan 2 - Vandegrift 3 - Vista Ridge Outstanding Music - Marcus Outstanding Visuals - Vandegrift Outstanding General Effect - Ronald Reagan AAA 1 - Leander 2 - Cedar Park 3 - Wakeland Outstanding Music - Leander Outstanding Visuals - Leander Outstanding General Effect - Leander AA 1 - Roma 2 - Forney 3 - Pioneer Outstanding Music - Roma Outstanding Visuals - Roma Outstanding General Effect - Roma A 1 - Collinsville, OK 2 - Archbishop Alter, OH 3 - Hollister, MO Outstanding Music - Archbishop Alter, OH Outstanding Visuals - Collinsville, OK Outstanding General Effect - Collinsville, OK Finalist (not in order) 1. Marcus 2. CTJ 3. James Bowie 4. Ronald Reagan 5. Flower Mound 6. The Woodlands 7. Keller 8. Vista Ridge 9. Hebron 10. Vandegrift 11. Leander 12. Pearland 13. Round Rock 14. LD Bell
  21. They are talking about getting students to try out for the BOA Honor Band.
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