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The LD Bell High School Band is a former Grand National champion and a recipient of both the Sudler Flag and Sudler Shield.

Top 30 History
currently unranked

14th on 11/01/16 (Week 8)
15th on 10/25/16 (Week 7)
15th on 10/18/16 (Week 6)
16th on 10/11/16 (Week 5)
21st on 10/04/16 (Week 4)
20th on 9/27/16 (Week 3)
19th on 9/20/16 (Week 2)
17th on 9/13/16 (Week 1)

16th on 11/17/15 (Week 10)
17th on 11/10/15 (Week 9)
17th on 11/03/15 (Week 8)
24th on 10/27/15 (Week 7)
24th on 10/20/15 (Week 6)
22nd on 10/13/15 (Week 5)
20th on 10/06/15 (Week 4)
21st on 9/29/15 (Week 3)
22nd on 9/22/15 (Week 2)
22nd on 9/15/15 (Week 1)

24th on 11/18/14 (Week 10)
22nd on 11/11/14 (Week 9)
19th on 11/04/14 (Week 8)
19th on 10/28/14 (Week 7)
16th on 10/21/14 (Week 6)
16th on 10/14/14 (Week 5)
17th on 10/07/14 (Week 4)
19th on 9/30/14 (Week 3)
16th on 9/23/14 (Week 2)
19th on 9/16/14 (Week 1)

18th on 11/19/13

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In 2016, LD Bell will be competing at the Plano Regional and the San Antonio Super Regional.

LD Bell (TX) performs in finals at the Plano Regional
on Oct. 8, 2016. // Photo by Jeremiah Wooten.
LD Bell competed at the Arlington Regional and the Atlanta Super Regional.

At the Arlington Regional, Bell place 5th overall, right in the middle. They were unable to win any caption awards, but showed that they aren't just skipping San Antonio because Atlanta is an easier competition.

At the Atlanta Super Regional, Bell outperformed our expectations, placing 2nd overall ahead of Harrison and Dobyns-Bennett, but significantly behind first-place Tarpon Springs.

LD Bell competed at the Denton Regional and the San Antonio Super Regional. After a shocking 9th place finish at San Antonio, LD Bell only stepped up one place to 8th this year. Additionally, their 4th place finish at Denton continued the new LD Bell standard. We wish we could see the same level of performances that this group gave about a decade ago, but it looks like this has become the normal for this former national champion.

LD Bell was 13th in prelims at Grand Nats. Imagine the shock that would spread over Lucas Oil Stadium if LD Bell had missed finals just 6 years after winning in 2007! There is obviously talent within that program, and they did have good seasons in 2012 and 2011, but after talking with some LD Bell parents and alumni, they seem to be anxious about the future of this program. We have faith that the Blue Raider band won't fall off the map and will continue to be a national power in the coming least we hope so.


  1. The LD Bell band is one of the most determined and headstrong groups I have ever witnessed. Year after year, they continue to amaze me with their musical power and precise placement on the field. Their shows never fail to leave me with goosebumps and a warm feeling in my heart. I have strong faith in the program and strongly believe they are one of, if not the, greatest band in America.

  2. The L.D. Bell Blue Raider Band will be attending the San Antonio Super Regional this year.


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