2021 Fantasmic

What one does over Spring Break. Actually, I started this two weeks ago but was delayed by the ice storm and resulting power outage. And then last week, I just wasn’t getting into it. But it is done now. This is the music from Fantasmic, the closing show for the Disneyland Park in California and…

2021 Geometrics

So, before the crazy storm hit, I was finishing up my second show “for fun” but wasn’t able to finish it until today. And so here it is. This is Geometrics and it is by the great Luke McMillan. It is written in three movements that are connected. They are Linear, Curvilinear, and Angular. I…

Larger Than Life 2021

In honor of this weekend being Super Bowl weekend, the show being displayed today is titled Larger Than Life. The music is Overture to Ben Hur from Alfred Publishing arranged by Ralph Ford, Beautiful from King Kong from Hal Leonard arranged by Jay Bocook, and Titan Spirit from Remember the Titans (a football movie), from…

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 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…