The following schools have at the moment confirmed for shows in 2020, including a couple of new schools: Stafford High School, Stafford, TexasIndustrial High School, Vanderbilt, TexasPalacios High School, Palacios, TexasBellaire High School, Houston, TexasColumbia High School, West Columbia, TexasCarlinville High School, Carlinville, IllinoisLouise High School, Louise, TexasTolar High School, Tolar, TexasMonahans High School, Monahans,…Details
These are 25 to 45 second excerpts from all 29 drills that I did for 2019. They were put in random order with the schools drawn out of a hat.
So, statistics that really don’t matter too much but is always interesting; the largest and smallest bands that I wrote for for 2019:Largest Total Bands1. Stafford 1892. Heights 1353. Pasadena 1254. Needville 1145. (tie) Monahans 1095. (tie) Bellville 109 Largest Winds1. Stafford 1622. Pasadena 1123. Heights 1104. Needville 945. Bellville 89 Smallest Total Bands1. Hawley…Details
Exciting times are happening at the end of 2019. Tomorrow, the Stafford High School Band (one of my groups) will be marching in the Allstate Sugar Bowl Parade in New Orleans. That is a pretty good deal. They competed earlier today in a field show competition. I will also be meeting with my first client…Details
2019 UIL State Marching Contest, Day 3 What a week!! The final day of competition was for 3a high schools and I definitely had a rooting interest. Palacios High School performed and did well, finishing 14th, 2nd best of the Area E group. Congratulations to Scott Simmons and the whole band and staff. That was…Details
One more post for the 2019 season and a result that I failed to mention. On November 11, Louise High School performed at the US Bands Salute to Veterans Championships which were held at AT&T Stadium in Arlington (Jerryworld!) They finished 12th overall and won Best in Class for the 2nd year in a row.…Details
2019 UIL State Marching Contest Day 2 Recap Oh what a day. Earlier, I had mentioned that the 5A finals contest was as good a contest as I have ever seen and that still is true. Congratulations to Cedar Park and the other 11 schools who participated in this competition. As of the moment, I…Details
This was only the 2nd year that I have had the opportunity to write for Palacios High School but I have had good relations with the directors there going back to Linda Adams, Rodney Bennett, Jim Popham, and Scott Simmons. Remembering back to 2011 when I was still in Van Vleck, after seeing them march,…Details