Monday, November 13, 2006


Just in from the much touted Band of America Grand National Competition;
L.D. Bell placed Second...
The record for the Years 5 Competitions:
First, Second, First, Second, Second.
Pretty solid. The kids are happy, but a little disapointed.

Slideshow with Aubree' appearing in frame 13 as they announce 2nd place winner.
The glee is all over her.

My girl has more medals than P.Diddy....
No Band has ever done what Bell did this year....placing second at both UIL State and BOA is a singular accomplishment! I broke into tears telling my Manager about it this morning.

From BOA Website:
L.D. Bell placed first in preliminary competition at both the Bands of America Grand National Championship and the UIL State Marching Contest.
The L.D. Bell Band placed second in finals competitions at both the Bands of America Grand National Championship and the UIL State Marching Contest.

BOA Grand National Championship
96.75 Broken Arrow Sr. H.S., OK
96.35 L.D. Bell H.S., TX
95.00 Kennesaw Mountain H.S., GA
94.15 The Woodlands H.S., TX
93.30 Tarpon Springs H.S., FL
93.20 Lawrence Central H.S., IN
92.60 Avon H.S., IN
91.90 Carmel H.S., IN
90.90 Plymouth-Canton Ed. Park, MI
90.80 Winston Churchill H.S., TX
90.60 Marian Catholic H.S., IL
89.35 James Bowie H.S., TX

2006 SMC Results
Marcus HS
L.D. Bell HS
Duncanville HS
Churchill HS
Reagan HS
Langham Creek HS
Coppell HS
Bowie HS
Berkner HS
Akins HS

After placing first in preliminary competition at the UIL 5A State Marching Contest, the L.D. Bell Band finished in finals competition as the 2006 State Silver Medalist. Since 2000, the L.D. Bell Band has medaled 4 of 4 times at the State Marching Contest placing Gold and Silver only (2000 State Champion, 2002 Silver Medalist, 2004 State Champion, and 2006 Silver Medalist). Congratulations and welcome to Marcus HS as only the 6th school to be honored as a UIL 5A SMC State Champion (Bell, Crockett, Duncanville, Spring, and Westfield).

The Blue Raider Band was named the 2006 Bands of America San Antonio Super Regional Champion, in addition to being the 2006 BOA Arlington Regional Champion.

BOA SA Super Regional
95.80 - L.D. Bell H.S., TX
94.95 - The Woodlands H.S., TX
94.70 - Marcus H.S., TX
93.70 - Ronald Reagan H.S., TX
90.80 - Haltom H.S., TX
90.50 - Richland H.S., TX
90.05 - Winston Churchill H.S., TX
89.55 - Cedar Park H.S., TX
89.30 - Hebron H.S., TX
88.75 - Westlake H.S., TX
88.25 - Clear Brook H.S., TX
87.70 - Westfield H.S., TX

BOA Arlington Regional
82.60 - L.D. Bell H.S., TX
81.00 - Stephen F. Austin H.S., TX
80.25 - Marcus H.S., TX
79.40 - James Bowie H.S., TX
77.50 - The Woodlands H.S., TX
73.70 - Haltom H.S., TX
72.95 - Hebron H.S., TX
70.50 - 8th - Richland H.S., TX
70.50 - 9th - Coppell H.S., TX
70.25 - Mansfield H.S., TX

The Blue Raider Band continues to defy convention by documenting singularly successful student achievement in both the competitive venues of the University Interscholastic League and Bands of America. Since 2000, the band has medaled at BOA events 14 times and 4 of 4 times at the UIL State Marching Contest. Since 1999 the band has placed in the top 5 at every contest attended. Congratulations to L.D. Bell Band members and supporters, past and present.


Barbara said...

Sounds like a credible record to me. Is this the end of the line?

Anonymous said...

Ahhhhhh! I know how tough second place can be - our oldest son's soccer team just placed second in their division....eliminating them from state play-offs.......but still what an effort!! Congratulations to her!

btw - I happen to love 8th grade humor....!

looking forward to the menu challenge......!!

Dave said...

Good show!

steve said...
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Mother of Invention said...

Congrats to your daughter and her band on an amazing effort, dedication and performance! And congrats to the most loving and supportive dads there can be! Yah! Now what will you all do? Is there a winter sport or activity or something?

What does your son do? Does he go and watch his sister?

Mother of Invention said...

(meant dad as in a singular you!!)