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…

Final Push

Yesterday, I posted all the bands that I wrote for that are going to UIL Region 13 contest in El Campo on November 14. A few more dates and times to look for: Seagraves High School – October 24 @ Lowrey Field, Lubbock 12:15 pm Region 16 Pottsboro High School – Novemeber 18 @ Bobcat…

Ganado and Monahans

Ganado High School and Monahans High School are now completed. Stafford High School is in need of instructions and they will be completed as well. That leaves three more schools. As of the moment, I have not heard about Pasadena High School but I have a feeling there will be one more drill involved. Columbia…

Edna Invitational 2020

The Fred Band schedule for the Edna Invitational which will be held November 7. 10:15 am Ganado11:30 am Sealy2:15 pm Needville2:40 pm Columbia4:55 pm Louise7:10 pm Palacios7:35 pm Industrial This is a fun contest run by the great Russell Balusek and the Edna Cowboy High School Band. Looking forward to heading that way.

Rewrite Update

What has been a down drill writing season has gotten very busy over the last few weeks. No less than 11 schools have needed rewrites and I have picked up a couple of more as well. The first of the major rewrites was Danbury High School which was completed today. With Covid-19 playing havoc on…