State Marching 2020

The 2020 competition season ended today at the 2A State Marching Band Contest. Ganado High School finished 18th with the most fun show of the day. Their director, Mandy Keen, is in her first year there and dealt with a great deal of stuff from the Covid bug. Her kids represented the community and Region…

UIL Area 3A Contest 12-12

Two bands went to UIL Contest today in a non-advancing year in Class 3A. They were: Industrial High School – Houston Cummings, Director3rd Place – UIL Area E Marching ContestIngram Tom Moore High School – Samuel Bigott, Director5th Place – UIL Area D Marching ContestGood stuff by these two bands. Also, a great showing by…

UIL Area – December 5

Five bands went to Area Contest yesterday and the results were interesting to say the least. Here they are in the order they went: Ganado High School, Mandy Keen, Director2nd place, UIL Area E 2A- STATE QUALIFIERNeedville High School, Lance Finley, Director4th place, UIL Area E 4A – Alternate to StateStafford High School, Rod Rodriguez,…

UIL Contest Update 11-17

Two bands went to UIL Region Contest today and though I don’t have the official results from Region 29, from what I have seen on Facebook, this will be accurate. Both bands made 1st Divisions. They are: Sealy High School – UIL Region 27Director – Oscar CanoProgram – Chess, The Art of Strategy – Gary…

2020 Amen

On Tuesday, Pasadena High School became the 22nd and final school completed for 2020. This finally ends the drill season for this year. This has been the longest season as far as time which went from April to almost November. Overall, 22 shows, 14 rewrites, 715 drill sets averaging 32.5 sets per show for 1,463…

2020 In Review

2020 was a crazy year. I finished with 22 schools this year which is down seven from last year but I came out lucky compared to others. Here are 45 second to one minute snippets of the shows that I did. Of the 22 schools, 12 are going to UIL using these drills. Several are…

First UIL Result 2020

With this crazy year, about half the bands that I wrote for are not competing and the others are dealing with later contests. So, there is no “Super Saturday” this year. I believe 12 bands will be going to the Texas UIL Regional Contests (I need to recheck that but it is pretty close). The…