September 26: HOUSTON
The Marching Music Series presented by Music in Motion: Houston
On Saturday, September 26, 2015, Oak Ridge High School hosted the second annual Houston edition of the Marching Music Series at Buddy Moorhead Stadium in Conroe, Texas.
Like all events in the 2016 Marching Music Series, this Prelims-Finals competition featured unmatched quality in adjudication, venue and customer service.
Seventeen bands from the Lone Star State competed within their respective groups (determined by size) in the Houston Marching Music Series Prelims, with the top 12 highest scoring bands moving on to perform in the Finals Competition later that evening. Finalist bands were adjudicated and scored regardless of size.
In the Preliminary Competition, Reagan High School was the only band to compete in Group 2 Open and therefore received all caption awards for their class and a score of 72.45.
Three bands competed in Group 3 Open, with Goose Creek Memorial High School achieving the top score of 76.975 and the awards for Best Color Guard, Music, Overall Effect and Visual Performance. Robert E. Lee High School earned second place in Group 3 Open with a score of 74.45 and bragging rights of Best Percussion in their class. Santa Fe High School came in third place with a score of 73.075.
Colleyville Heritage High School took first place out of the six bands that competed in Group 4 Open, the largest class of the day. CHHS also received awards for Best Color Guard, Music, Overall Effect, Percussion and Visual Performance. In second place was La Porte High School with a score of 79.35. Dekaney High School took third in Group 4 Open and also achieved the highest Music score in their class. Fourth place went to Hastings High School with a score of 77.513, and Magnolia High School and Magnolia West High School finished in fifth and sixth place, respectively, with scores of 76.35 and 76.113.
In Group 5 Open, MacArthur claimed the top spot with a score of 80.638 and the caption awards for Best Music, Percussion and Visual Performance. Alvin High School was just tenths behind in second place with an overall score of 80.263 and the Best Color Guard and Overall Effect awards. Conroe High School took third place with a score of 79.113, and Aldine High School claimed fourth with a 77.488.
The largest bands competed in Group 6 Open, with Brazoswood High School and Oak Ridge High School both achieving the highest score of the afternoon, an 81.475. Brazoswood achieved the Best Color Guard and Visual awards, while Oak Ridge earned top honors in the Music and Overall Effect captions. Best Percussion went to Cy-Fair High School, which placed third in their class with an overall score of 80.95.
In the 2015 Houston Marching Music Series Finals, all bands competed together in one class, regardless of size. Colleyville Heritage High School achieved the highest score of the night with an 83.888, earning first place and the title of 2015 Houston Marching Music Series Grand Champion. The band also earned the caption awards for Best Color Guard, Overall Effect, Percussion and Visual Performance.
Bazoswood High School achieved second place with a score of 83.2 and the caption award for Best Music.
In third place by just over a tenth of a point was Alvin High School with a Finals score of 82.088, and MacArthur High School took fourth with an 80.85. Dekaney High School and La Porte High School followed in fifth and sixth place, respectively, with unbelievably close scores of 80.35 and 80.338.
Conroe High School earned seventh place in the Marching Music Series Finals with a score of 79.263. Aldine took eighth with a 78.638.
In ninth place with a score of 76.85 was Hastings High School, and Magnolia High School was next in tenth place with a score of 75.813.
Magnolia West High School achieved a score of 74.8 and eleventh place, and Santa Fe High School earned a 73.888, taking twelfth.
Congratulations to all Participants and Finalists in the 2015 Houston Marching Music Series!
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.
|George Hopkins, Overall Effect
Director, The Cadets
Marc Sylvester, Overall Effect
Design Consultant, The Cadets
Gino Cipriani, Music Ensemble
Brass Caption Head, The Cadets
George Wozniak, Music Individual
Brass Caption Head, Santa Clara Vanguard
Jeff Fiedler, Visual Performance
Director, Santa Clara Vanguard
Travis Speice, Color Guard
Color Guard Caption Head, The Cavaliers
Derrick Shannon, Percussion
Percussion Staff, Phantom Regiment