October 28, 2019
Oct. 28, 2019—The Bridgeland High School marching band was named the Grand Champion at the Cypress Showcase Marching Festival held Oct. 26 at Cy-Fair FCU Stadium.
Hosted by the Cypress Springs High School marching band, the Cypress Showcase welcomed 27 bands from across the greater Houston area, including eight CFISD high schools, competing in four different classifications based on marching band size.
Bridgeland claimed first in its classification (Class V) in addition to winning Outstanding Music Performance, Outstanding Visual Performance, Outstanding Auxiliary and Color Guard Performance and being named this year’s Grand Champion.
“When we designed our 2019 show ‘Be Someone,’ our goal was to begin the process of defining who we will become as a band program as we continue our growth,” said Shawn McAnear, Bridgeland High School director of bands. “This show has been a blast to work on and the students have so much fun performing each week. We as a staff are so excited for the students, parents and community with what the Bridgeland Band has been able to accomplish this marching season.”
In preliminary competition, Langham Creek High School placed first in its classification (Class IV), while Cy-Fair High School placed third in its classification (Class V).
Bridgeland, Cy-Fair, Cypress Ranch and Cypress Woods high schools competed in the finals competition. Cypress Ranch placed 10th overall, Cypress Woods placed fifth overall and Cy-Fair placed third overall.
Results from the 2019 Cypress Showcase Marching Festival are as follows:
“The Cypress Showcase Marching Festival was a banner event featuring 27 of the Houston area’s finest,” said John Morrison, coordinator of secondary music. “We are proud of the Cypress Springs High School band for hosting such a wonderful event. Congratulations to all participating bands on their fantastic competitive year.”