Bridgeland HS band sweeps ‘Battle at the Berry’ competition

October 15, 2019

Bridgeland High School claimed first in Class V in addition to winning all four performance awards and being named this year’s grand champion for the second straight year.
Bridgeland High School claimed first in Class V in addition to winning all four performance awards and being named this year’s grand champion for the second straight year.

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.”

The Langham Creek High School marching band placed first in Class IV at the fifth annual Battle at the Berry competition on Oct. 12 at Cy-Fair FCU Stadium.
The Langham Creek High School marching band placed first in Class IV at the fifth annual Battle at the Berry competition on Oct. 12 at Cy-Fair FCU Stadium.

Results from the 2019 Battle at the Berry are as follows:

Classification II:

  • First place – Stratford High School;
  • Second place – Lamar High School; and
  • Third place – Northbrook High School.

Classification III:

  • First place – William B. Travis High School;
  • Second place – Cypress Ridge High School; and
  • Third place – Memorial High School.

Classification IV:

  • First place – Langham Creek High School;
  • Second place – Cypress Springs High School; and
  • Third place – Cypress Park High School.

Classification V:

  • First place – Bridgeland High School;
  • Second place – Cypress Falls High School; and
  • Third place – Conroe High School.

Performance awards:

  • Outstanding musical performance – Bridgeland;
  • Outstanding visual performance – Bridgeland;
  • Outstanding percussion – Bridgeland; and
  • Outstanding auxiliary and color guard – Bridgeland.

Cypress Springs High School placed second in Class IV at the fifth annual Battle at the Berry competition on Oct. 12 at Cy-Fair FCU Stadium. The competition featured 10 CFISD high school marching bands.
Cypress Springs High School placed second in Class IV at the fifth annual Battle at the Berry competition on Oct. 12 at Cy-Fair FCU Stadium. The competition featured 10 CFISD high school marching bands.

“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.”

The Cypress Falls High School marching band placed second in Class V at the fifth annual battle at the Berry competition on Oct. 12 at Cy-Fair FCU Stadium.
The Cypress Falls High School marching band placed second in Class V at the fifth annual battle at the Berry competition on Oct. 12 at 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.

Visit the CFISD website for spectator information.

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