Welcome to the 2017 Lone Star Preview Marching Band Competition!
On behalf of The Woodlands High School Band, Color Guard, and The Woodlands High School Band Boosters, we extend a very special welcome to all bands and color guard units who are participating in Lone Star Preview 2016. These extraordinary student musicians and performers have traveled here from school districts across Texas and Louisiana. Thank you for choosing to compete today!
We are honored that an exceptional panel of judges from around the country have agreed to share their me, talents and expertise with us. Many of these professionals adjudicate championships for nationally recognized events hosted by Drum Corps International, Winter Guard International and Bands of America. We are extremely fortunate to have such an experienced group of judges.
Each year we strive to ensure that everyone a ending Lone Star Preview will have an enjoyable and memorable experience. With that goal foremost in mind, this event is possible because of the tremendous me commitment and volunteer efforts of our students, their families, and the friends of TWHS Band and Color Guard. We are also grateful for the continuing support that we receive from Conroe ISD, TWHS Principal Mr. Gregg Colschen, and the Woodforest Bank Stadium facility staff!
Good luck to all of today’s participants! We hope that you, your directors, instruc onal staff, parents and supporters have a terrific day.
Head Band Director, TWHS Band
President, TWHS Band Boosters
About the Band
This year, The Woodlands High School Band will be performing its show, “On The Waterfront”. Joni Perez, Head Band Director since 2010, leads the band with Assistant Band Directors, yle Wi y and ason Harvey. Andy Salmon is the Director of Percussion with assistance from Adam ichols and Walter Turner. Cyndi obbins is the Color Guard Director with assistance from Aus n Mc eil.
The Woodlands High School Band is excited to be taking the field once again this year with many past accomplishments in both marching and concert ac vi es. TWHS Marching Band is a , and IL State Marching Contest inalist. In , the band placed first at the Bands of America Super egional in San Antonio and was named the B A Grand a onal Champions in Indianapolis.
TWHS Marching Band received first place in the Area for IL in both and and was also a Texas State Marching Band Contest inalist in those same years. In the Bands of America compe ons, TWHS band has been a regional finalist over thirty consecu ve mes and is an eight me Grand a onal inalist.
TWHS Winter Guard is a former Texas State and WGI World Champion and competes in these events annually across the state of Texas. The Winter Guard is the winner of the WGI Southwestern egional, is a WGI Dayton Scholas c pen inalist and they will be compe ng in Spring at the WGI Dayton championship as member of the elite World Class.
TWHS Percussion performed as a featured ensemble at the Percussive Arts Society in Indianapolis and performs extensive percussion ensemble concerts each spring.
The Woodlands High School Band sends four compe ve concert ensembles to the IL Concert Sight eading contest each year. All four concert bands consistently earn Superior ra ngs at these events. Past concert band performances include the B A a onal Concert Band es val, the ield Studies es val at Carnegie Hall in ew ork in , and the Midwest Clinic in Chicago in both and . In the spring of , The Woodlands High School Band will host its th Annual Chamber Music es val which offers each musician an opportunity to showcase their musical talents through solo and ensemble performances. The Woodlands HS Band has many of its members consistently earn recogni on in egion, Area and All State Bands year a er year. The Woodlands High School Band is a proud recipient of the Sudler lag of Honor and the Sudler Shield.
These accomplishments and successs of TWHS Band would not be possible without the commitment of its members, its parent booster club and the generous dona ons from our local businesses and individuals.
Lone Star Preview 2017 Committee Leaders
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Lone Star Preview Contest Format
Lone Star Preview has adopted the contest format of Bands of America for today’s event. Listed below are some of the specifics concerning the format.
Classi ca on: Enrollment for classifica on is based on Bands of America. Bands are classified by school
enrollment, grades 10-12 only. Under our four-class system:
Class A is up to 600 students Class AA is 601-1200
Class AAA is 1201-1700
Class AAAA is 1701 and above
Scoring System: It is the position of Bands of America that music is the more important aspect of the performance, with marching as the presentation and visual enhancement of the program. Similarly, more emphasis has been placed on the effectiveness to the audience and to general effect judges, than on fine-line perfection of the performance judges - which may be an aspect to work on for even better effectiveness. Consequently, the weight of the numbers in the Bands of America scoring system places 60% of the value on music and 40% on visual, and at the same time, 60% of the score is within the area of general effect and 40% within the performance area. The point allotment for the competition is as follows:
20 points* Music Performance (Individual), judged on the field
20 points* Music Performance (Ensemble), judged from the stands
20 points* Visual Performance (Individual), judged from the field
20 points* Visual Performance (Ensemble), judged from the stands
20 points General Effect Visual, judged from the highest point in the stands 40 points General Effect Music, judged from the highest point in the stands Timing&Penal esJudge
If two or more bands have a e in their final score, the higher placement will be awarded to the band with the higher raw score (subtotal before penal es). If, a er using this criterion, a e s exists, the highest General Effect total will be used to determine placement. This procedure will only be applied in class champion and finals compe ons. When bands achieve the same ( ed) score in prelims, and when such score causes a placement e for the last posi on advancing to the finals compe on, each band with a ed score will advance.
Preliminary Awards Presentation: At the conclusion of the preliminary compe on, all unit drum majors will mass for Class awards and announcement of finalists. Overall preliminary scores will not be announced, nor made public un the conclusion of the finals competition. Division ratings will be announced and Awards will be given for each classification as follows:
I 75 and above II 60 - 74
III 45 - 59
IV 44 and below
1st, 2nd, 3rd in each class
Outstanding Music Performance in each class (highest average of the 2 music performance scores) Outstanding Visual Performance in each class (highest average of the 2 visual performance scores) utstanding General Effect in each class (highest composite score of all three GE scores) Outstanding Auxiliary in each Class Outstanding Percussion in each Class
Following the announcement of the Class placement awards, the top 10 scoring bands, regardless of class, will
be announced in random order. The finals compe on will be void of any classes. Preliminary Class champion
performers will be awarded medals at the Finals awards presentaon.
Finals Event Schedule: Immediately following the announcement of the finalist bands, a mee ng for the director or represent ve of each finalist band will be held in a designated area. Finalist performance order will be determined by a top-5, bo om-5 draw. The top 5 scoring bands will draw for the last 5 performance
mes and the bo om 5 scoring bands will draw for the first 5 performance mes. In the event that a "Class Champion" band does not score high enough to place in the finals comp on, that band will have the op on to perform in the finals event at either the beginning or conclusion of the finals compe on.
Finals Awards Presenta on: The event will feature a full-band retreat with all finalist bands and Class Champion exhibi on bands. Awards will be presented to finalist bands for 1st through 10th, as well as Highest Achievements (same as prelims). At the conclusion of the Final awards presenta on, members will be dismissed to congratulate each other.
The Conroe Independent School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, naonal origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding these non-discrimination policies.
Title IX Coordinator, 3205 W. Davis, Conroe, Texas 77304; (936)-709-7700 and the Section 504/ADA Coordinator,
3205 W. Davis, Conroe, Texas 77304; (936) 709-7670.
El Distrito Escolar Independiente de Conroe no discrimina por motivos de raza, color, nacion de procedencia, sexo, discapacidad o edad, de sus programas y actividades y ofrece acceso igualitario a los programas de Escultismo (Boy Scouts) y otros grupos juveniles autorizados. Las personas siguientes han sido designadas para atender las preguntas relacionadas con estas politicas antidiscriminatorias
Coordinador del Título IX, cito en el 3205 W. Davis, Conroe, Texas 77304; (936) 709-7700 y Coordinador de la
Sección 504/ADA, cito en el 3205 W. Davis, Conroe, Texas 77304; (936) 709-7670.
The Woodlands High School Band Boosters
P.O. Box 130744
The Woodlands, TX 77393
P.O. Box 130744
The Woodlands, TX 77393