3A bands were the best ever, there bands that did not make finals that would have made state finals just a few years ago, the art is changing very fast.
The only negative is that money spent on shows- equipment- and staff really equaled success- not complaining, it's just a fact.
Wow. My band qualified for Area and we went and had our best performance of the season! We came in 18 out of 23 bands. And I've got to say--that result was fair.
The programs that advanced were truly outstanding! Competition was fierce and my hat is off to those who went on. Area is a "big boy" contest that really wakes up our kids that made "straight 1s" at Region.
Any way, congratulations to everyone who has been working for this and are advancing. I'm happy to start concert season Monday!