October 15, 2019
Oct. 15, 2019—The Bridgeland High School marching band was named the grand champion for the second consecutive year at the fifth annual “Battle at the Berry” marching band competition, held on Oct. 12 at Cy-Fair FCU Stadium.
Hosted by the Jersey Village High School marching band, the Battle at the Berry welcomed 19 bands from across the Houston area competing in four different classifications based on marching band size.
Bridgeland claimed first in its classification (Class V) in addition to winning all four performance awards and being named this year’s grand champion.
“The band has been working really hard on a very exciting show and it is nice to see their efforts rewarded,” said Shawn McAnear, Bridgeland High School director of bands. “I’m super excited for the kids and community to be named grand champion two years in a row.”
Results from the 2019 Battle at the Berry are as follows:
“The fifth annual Battle at the Berry marching contest was once again a great event for Houston-area marching bands,” said John Morrison, coordinator of secondary music. “The perfect weather for the day gave all groups the opportunity to shine at our beautiful Cy-Fair FCU Stadium.”
CFISD invites the community to the upcoming UIL Region 27 Marching Contest, to be held on Saturday, Oct. 19, at Cy-Fair FCU Stadium, which will host Class 6A. The contest will feature all 12 CFISD high school marching bands and four Spring Branch ISD schools.
CFISD also invites the community to the Cypress Showcase Marching Festival, to be held on Saturday, Oct. 26, at Cy-Fair FCU Stadium. Hosted by Cypress Springs High School, the festival will feature 27 bands from across the greater Houston area, including eight CFISD high schools. Sam Houston State University’s marching band will also perform.