October 11: DENTON
The Marching Music Series presented by Music in Motion: Dallas
By Haydn King
The Marching Music Series event in Denton, Texas was held at the C.H. Collins Athletic Complex. This was a Prelims/Finals competition, and caption awards were given to the bands that received the highest scores in the categories of Visual, Music, Overall Effect, Color Guard and Percussion.
In Group 3 Open, Burkburnett High School placed first out of three bands competing, scoring a 78.700 and winning all caption awards. Second place went to Aubrey High School. They scored a 77.350 with their show, Out of Darkness. Krum High School finished third, scoring a 76.188.
Eight bands competed in Group 4 Open. Colleyville Heritage High School placed first with a score of 83.163. They also won the caption awards of Best Visual, Best Color Guard, Best Percussion, and Best Overall Effect. Guyer High School finished second, scoring an 82.875, and winning the caption award of Best Music. Cleburne High School was third scoring an 82.025, while Burleson High School placed fourth with a score of 80.625. Fifth place went to Denton High School. They scored a 79.613 with their show, Heartless. Lamar High School (ARL) placed sixth, scoring a 79.150. Seventh place went to Ryan High School. They scored a 78.963 with their show, Enigma. Lake Worth High School finished eighth, scoring a 76.988.
In Group 5 Open, two bands competed. First place went to Frisco High School. They scored an 82.688 and won the caption awards of Best Visual, Best Music, and Best Overall Effect. Chisholm Trail High School placed second, scoring an 82.138 and winning the caption awards of Best Color Guard and Best Percussion.
Wakeland High School was a lone competitor in Group 6 Open, scoring an 85.700, and winning all caption awards.
The next USBands event in Texas will be the USBands Texas Yamaha Cup in two weeks in Converse.
The Marching Music Series presented by Music in Motion: Dallas Finals
All 14 bands that move on to the Marching Music Series Finals compete in one group, regardless of size.
Wakeland High School was named the 2014 Marching Music Series: Dallas Champions with an overall score of 87.137 and the highest scores in the Visual, Color Guard, Music and Overall Effect captions. Guyer High School achieved the highest Percussion score of the evening and a score of 85.063. Frisco High School was awarded third place with a score of 84.425, and Chisholm Trail High School wasn't far behind with an 84.050. In fifth place was Colleyville Heritage High School with a score of 83.525. Cleburne High School finished sixth with a score of 82.300, and Burleson was next in the line-up with an 81.788. Eighth place went to Burkburnett High School for their score of 80.050. Ryan High School and Lamar High School were less than two tenths of a point apart, with Ryan placing ninth with a 79.325 and Lamar in tenth with a 79.200. Aubrey High School received an eleventh-place score of 78.563, and Denton High School finished in twelfth with a 77.588. Thirteenth place went to Lake Worth High School along with a Finals score of 75.325, and Krum High School rounded out the Marching Music Series: Dallas Finals with a score of 75.313.
Meet the Adjudicators
While each venue in the series is equipped to deliver the best possible experience, the high-profile judge panels create an even bigger draw.
Click on each judge's name below to read their bio.
Ensemble Music Performance, Percussion
Percussion, General Effect
Music Performance, General Effect
Visual Performance, General Effect