Bridgeland band wins at ‘Battle at the Berry;’ CFISD to host region contest

October 16, 2018

The Bridgeland High School marching band claimed the grand champion award in addition to claiming first place in Enrollment Class IV and sweeping the category awards at the Battle at the Berry marching contest on Oct. 13 at Cy-Fair FCU Stadium.
The Bridgeland High School marching band claimed the grand champion award in addition to claiming first place in Enrollment Class IV and sweeping the category awards at the Battle at the Berry marching contest on Oct. 13 at Cy-Fair FCU Stadium.

Oct. 16, 2018—The Bridgeland High School marching band claimed the grand champion award at the fourth annual “Battle at the Berry,” which was held Oct. 13 at Cy-Fair FCU Stadium.

Bridgeland band wins at ‘Battle at the Berry;’ CFISD to host region contest
The Cypress Lakes High School marching band was among the seven CFISD bands to participate in the fourth annual Battle at the Berry marching contest on Oct. 13 at Cy-Fair FCU Stadium.

Hosted by the Cypress Ridge High School marching band, the Battle at the Berry featured 15 bands from across the Houston area competing in five different classifications based on marching band enrollments.

Bridgeland claimed first in its division (Enrollment Class IV) in addition to winning the event’s grand champion award. The marching band finished ahead of runner-up Cypress Ranch High School and third-place Spring High School.

The Cypress Ranch High School marching band placed first in Enrollment Class V and finished second overall at the fourth annual Battle at the Berry on Oct. 13 at Cy-Fair FCU stadium.
The Cypress Ranch High School marching band placed first in Enrollment Class V and finished second overall at the fourth annual Battle at the Berry on Oct. 13 at Cy-Fair FCU stadium.

“We are working hard to instill a culture of performance excellence as the program grows,” said Shawn McAnear, Bridgeland High School director of bands. “The students and parents have been absolutely terrific as we enjoy this journey together and are having a blast performing each week.”

CFISD invites the community to the UIL Region 27 Marching Contest, to be held this Saturday, Oct. 20, at Cy-Fair FCU Stadium, which will host Class 6A. Hosted by Cypress Ranch High School, 12 CFISD and four Spring Branch ISD schools will participate in the event.

Admission for the contest is $5. Children 12 and under, senior citizens over 60 and patrons with a CFISD Super Senior pass are free to attend. Guests will be subject to the CFISD “clear bag policy” when entering the stadium for watching performances and should arrive early enough to allow time for security screening.

The Bridgeland High School drum majors pose with the marching band’s awards it won Oct. 13 at the fourth annual Battle at the Berry at Cy-Fair FCU Stadium. Bridgeland claimed the grand champion award in addition to claiming first place in Enrollment Class IV and sweeping the category awards.
The Bridgeland High School drum majors pose with the marching band’s awards it won Oct. 13 at the fourth annual Battle at the Berry at Cy-Fair FCU Stadium. Bridgeland claimed the grand champion award in addition to claiming first place in Enrollment Class IV and sweeping the category awards.

Results from the 2018 Battle at the Berry are as follows:

Enrollment Class I

  • first place – Louise High School;
  • outstanding music – Louise High School;
  • outstanding visual – Louise High School;
  • outstanding percussion – Louise High School; and
  • outstanding color guard – Louise High School.

Enrollment Class II

  • third place – Northbrook High School;
  • second place – Stratford High School;
  • first place – Memorial High School;
  • outstanding music – Memorial High School;
  • outstanding visual – Memorial High School;
  • outstanding percussion – Memorial High School; and
  • outstanding color guard – Memorial High School.

Enrollment Class III

  • third place – Spring Woods High School;
  • second place – Eisenhower High School;
  • first place – Cypress Lakes High School;
  • outstanding music – Cypress Lakes High School;
  • outstanding visual – Cypress Lakes High School;
  • outstanding percussion – Cypress Lakes High School; and
  • outstanding color guard – Eisenhower High School.

Enrollment Class IV

  • third place – Cypress Creek High School;
  • second place – Langham Creek High School;
  • first place – Bridgeland High School;
  • outstanding music – Bridgeland High School;
  • outstanding visual – Bridgeland High School;
  • outstanding percussion – Bridgeland High School; and
  • outstanding color guard – Bridgeland High School.

Enrollment Class V

  • third place – Conroe High School;
  • second place – Spring High School;
  • first place – Cypress Ranch High School;
  • outstanding music – Cypress Ranch High School;
  • outstanding visual – Spring High School;
  • outstanding percussion – Cypress Ranch High School; and
  • outstanding color guard – Spring High School.

“The 2018 edition of the ‘Battle at the Berry’ was a great success for our local area marching bands,” said John Morrison, coordinator of secondary music for CFISD. “Many of these groups are in the final stages of fine-tuning their productions for the upcoming UIL contest this Saturday, so this event is perfectly timed for these schools to get a run of their show prior to the regional level of UIL competition.”

The Langham Creek High School marching band placed second in Enrollment Class IV and was among the seven CFISD bands to participate in the fourth annual Battle at the Berry on Oct. 13 at Cy-Fair FCU Stadium.
The Langham Creek High School marching band placed second in Enrollment Class IV and was among the seven CFISD bands to participate in the fourth annual Battle at the Berry on Oct. 13 at Cy-Fair FCU Stadium.

Added Cypress Ridge High School Director of Bands Armando Robledo: “We were very honored to have hosted the fourth annual ‘Battle at the Berry’ marching contest. All of the bands performed exciting shows and we are extremely happy that the students and Cypress Ridge band boosters did a wonderful job of hosting this contest.”

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