Band ended marching season this past Friday, Nov. 4 at the Alamodome
The band performed their 2016 competitive show, In Bloom, one last time this past week on Friday, Nov. 4. The competition they participated in was the Bands of America San Antonio Super Regional at the Alamodome. Out of the 64 bands that competed, the band placed 12 out of 64 in their preliminary performance and 11 out of 14 in their finals performance. This is the first time the band has made San Antonio BOA finals since 2011.
“[Making finals] felt very surreal,” Assistant Band Director Charles Stollon said. “It’s the next step. We’ve made finals now for the last two years at every regional we’ve been to, including the super regional.”
For students, history was made when the band made finals for the first time in over five years.
“BOA San Antonio was an amazing success, especially because of our placement in finals and being the first WC band to make finals since 2011 is a pretty awesome feeling too,” junior Asia Colgan said. “We beat out some pretty amazing bands like LD Bell which is kind of mind boggling.”
The support from the Band Parent Association (BPA) has helped the band by supplying pre-competition meals, organizing charter buses for the trips, and even sporting their favorite band gear.
“As a parent, BOA is always exciting because all the top bands from all over Texas come to compete,” Kendall Davis’ father, Kevin Davis said. “They all worked hard, and they had their good days and bad days throughout the season to get to this point.” By Max Zawacki