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  1. Congratulations to the Inaugural cast and staff of Omega for receiving an โ€œExpertโ€ rating for the 2021 WGI Independent A Class Finals Championship! Only 10 of 30 Finalists received an "Expert" or "Master" rating putting Omega in the top 10 IA guard's internationally this year! Great first year achievement! fyi: Omega is based in Central Texas near Austin.
  2. Biased as well, will put LISD (South): Vista Ridge (Can't wait to see Vista's first GN Show!) Leander Vandegrift Cedar Park Rouse Glenn ๐Ÿ˜
  3. Congratulations to all the Bands! Congratulations to the CTJ Band on your Gold Medial! If not for Covid as a Vista Ridge Band Dad I would be honored to return the great big band hug we got in 2018! ๐Ÿค—
  4. 1st) Watching my Daughter in the 2018 State 6A finals with Vista Ridge's Lost and Found. My dad who's in his 80's was able to attend and it was such a moving show and experience. 2nd) The "Band Hug" at the Break Ranks after the retreat for 6A State 2018. 3rd) My son's 2013 State 4A (was no 6A then so equivalent to 5A today) performance with Vista Ridge Band winning 3rd place with Scheherazade.
  5. Vista Ridge did not get to compete this year but they were able to do a few 1/2 time shows and this Parent and Community show this past week. Was great to see them in action again
  6. 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.
  7. Vista Ridge: First trip to Grand Nat's, do they Win Nat's and how do they do defending the 2018 State title.
  8. 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!
  9. 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
  10. 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 numbe
  11. 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/
  12. 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.
  13. Sorry ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ I should have known. I saw it and got excited about it and didn't think to wait.
  14. 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 fun๐Ÿ˜ƒ
  15. 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!).
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