LD Bell H.S., TX (AAAA)


The LD Bell Band is a former Grand National champion, a consistent regional finalist, and a recipient of both the Sudler Flag and Sudler Shield.

In 2017, LD Bell is expected to compete at the Southlake Regional, Renegade Review, and San Antonio Super Regional.

2016

LD Bell (TX) performs in prelims at the San Antonio Super Regional on Nov. 5, 2016, at the Alamodome. The group finished only a quarter of a point away from finals. // Photo by Jeremiah Wooten
LD Bell competed at the Plano Regional and San Antonio Super Regional.

At Plano, the group was off to a strong start to the season, earning fourth place in both prelims and finals. Most notable about that placement is Bell's continued excellence in visual performance. They earned second place in the visual caption directly behind Flower Mound both rounds.

At San Antonio, Bell gave an excellent performance, at least from our perspective photographing on the sideline, and the individual music and visual scores support that. The band earned seventh in individual music and sixth in individual visual. The judges in the box, however, were less impressed with Bell's performance. The group earned 16th place, only a quarter of a point out of finals.

2015

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 Atlanta Super Regional.

At the Arlington Regional, Bell place fifth overall, right in the middle of the pack. 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 second overall ahead of both Harrison and Dobyns-Bennett, but significantly behind first-place Tarpon Springs.

2014

LD Bell competed at the Denton Regional and San Antonio Super Regional.

After a shocking ninth place finish at San Antonio, LD Bell only stepped up one place to eighth this year. Additionally, their fourth 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.

2013

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 six 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 years...at least we hope so.



Past Competition Results:
EventMusic PerformanceVisual PerformanceGeneral EffectTotalClass #
IndEnsAvgIndEnsAvgMus 1Mus 2Mus TotalVisGE Total
2016 San Antonio Prelims18.20
(7)
16.20
(23)
17.20
(14)
18.90
(6)
16.50
(17)
17.70
(10)
16.30
(24)
16.50
(22)
32.80
(23)
16.60
(14)
49.40
(19)
84.30
(16)
AAAA-14
2016 Plano Finals15.20
(7)
16.90
(4)
16.05
(4)
17.00
(2)
16.90
(4)
16.95
(2)
16.30
(7)
16.30
(7)
32.60
(7)
16.90
(2)
49.50
(5)
82.50
(4)
2016 Plano Prelims16.50
(8)
16.50
(6)
16.50
(7)
16.30
(4)
16.60
(2)
16.45
(2)
16.20
(7)
16.10
(7)
32.30
(7)
16.90
(3)
49.20
(6)
82.15
(4)
AAAA-4
2015 Atlanta Finals18.40
(2)
18.60
(3)
18.50
(3)
17.80
(2)
18.60
(2)
18.20
(2)
18.20
(2)
17.80
(2)
36.00
(2)
18.20
(2)
54.20
(2)
90.90
(2)
2015 Atlanta Prelims17.60
(2)
18.20
(3)
17.90
(2)
17.30
(3)
18.10
(2)
17.70
(2)
18.00
(2)
18.40
(3)
36.40
(3)
18.60
(2)
55.00
(2)
90.60
(2)
AAAA-1
2015 Arlington Finals15.30
(8)
16.20
(6)
15.75
(7)
16.00
(4)
16.90
(1)
16.45
(2)
16.20
(5)
16.50
(5)
32.70
(4)
16.30
(5)
49.00
(4)
81.20
(5)
2015 Arlington Prelims14.60
(6)
16.60
(6)
15.60
(6)
15.60
(2)
16.50
(4)
16.05
(2)
16.90
(4)
16.00
(7)
32.90
(5)
17.00
(4)
49.90
(4)
81.55
(4)
AAAA-4
2014 San Antonio Finals17.70
(9)
17.80
(8)
17.75
(9)
17.50
(8)
18.60
(5)
18.05
(6)
18.50
(4)
17.10
(12)
35.60
(7)
17.50
(8)
53.10
(7)
88.90
(8)
2014 San Antonio Prelims16.30
(16)
18.60
(5)
17.45
(8)
17.00
(9)
17.00
(13)
17.00
(9)
18.60
(8)
18.30
(7)
36.90
(8)
18.50
(4)
55.40
(6)
89.85
(8)
AAAA-7
2014 Denton Finals17.00
(4)
16.90
(3)
16.95
(3)
17.40
(1)
16.40
(1)
16.90
(1)
17.20
(4)
17.30
(4)
34.50
(4)
16.00
(4)
50.50
(4)
84.35 (4)
2014 Denton Prelims16.70
(3)
16.90
(3)
16.80
(4)
15.20
(8)
15.00
(5)
15.10
(4)
16.90
(3)
16.50
(5)
33.40
(5)
17.10
(2)
50.50
(3)
82.20**
(4)
AAAA-4
2013 Grand National Finals18.30
(7)
18.20
(8)
18.25
(8)
18.10
(7)
17.40
(11)
17.75
(8)
17.60
(10)
18.40
(9)
36.00
(10)
17.20
(11)
53.20
(10)
89.20
(10)
2013 Grand National Semifinals17.50
(15)
18.40
(8)
17.95
(11)
18.00
(9)
18.00
(8)
18.00
(9)
18.70
(3)
18.70
(7)
37.40
(6)
17.80
(11)
55.20
(7)
91.15
(8)
AAAA-7
2013 Grand National Prelims 217.00
(8)
17.30
(8)
17.15
(8)
17.00
(7)
19.10
(2)
18.05
(4)
17.10
(13)
17.50
(8)
34.60
(10)
17.80
(5)
52.40
(9)
87.60
(9)
AAAA-7
2013 San Antonio Finals17.70
(10)
17.30
(10)
17.50
(9)
16.40
(13)
17.90
(4)
17.15
(8)
17.50
(11)
17.80
(10)
35.30
(9)
18.10
(5)
53.40
(8)
88.05
(9)
2013 San Antonio Prelims18.80
(5)
17.30
(11)
18.05
(8)
17.50
(10)
17.90
(7)
17.70
(7)
17.20
(10)
17.20
(9)
34.40
(10)
18.30
(7)
52.70
(7)
88.45
(7)
AAAA-7
2013 Allen Finals17.00
(4)
16.90
(5)
16.95
(4)
17.00
(1)
17.40
(4)
17.20
(1)
16.50
(5)
17.60
(5)
34.10
(4)
17.20
(3)
51.30
(3)
85.45
(3)
2013 Allen Prelims17.40
(3)
16.40
(10)
16.90
(4)
17.60
(1)
16.40
(3)
17.00
(1)
15.90
(6)
16.40
(4)
32.30
(5)
17.10
(4)
49.40
(3)
83.30
(3)
AAAA-3
2012 San Antonio Finals17.90
(6)
17.00
(7)
17.45
(7)
18.30
(3)
18.40
(4)
18.35
(3)
18.80
(3)
18.10
(5)
36.90
(4)
17.50
(7)
54.40
(3)
90.20
(3)
2012 San Antonio Prelims17.80
(7)
19.10
(4)
18.45
(5)
18.20
(2)
18.30
(4)
18.25
(3)
18.60
(4)
18.80
(4)
37.40
(4)
18.40
(3)
55.80
(4)
92.50
(3)
AAAA-3
2012 St. Louis Finals17.00
(1)
17.60
(1)
17.30
(1)
17.10
(3)
16.90
(3)
17.00
(3)
17.40
(2)
17.50
(2)
34.90
(2)
17.00
(3)
51.90
(2)
86.20
(2)
2012 St. Louis Prelims18.40
(1)
18.00
(2)
18.20
(1)
18.20
(1)
16.70
(4)
17.45
(2)
16.50
(2)
17.40
(1)
33.90
(1)
17.60
(2)
51.50
(2)
87.15
(2)
AAAA-2
2011 San Antonio Finals18.80
(2)
18.90
(1)
18.85
(1)
19.20
(1)
19.70
(1)
19.45
(1)
19.10
(2)
18.40
(5)
37.50
(3)
18.40
(3)
55.90
(3)
94.20
(1)
2011 San Antonio Prelims18.50
(3)
19.10
(3)
18.80
(2)
18.50
(2)
18.60
(4)
18.55
(2)
19.10
(1)
19.10
(1)
38.20
(1)
18.70
(1)
56.90
(1)
94.25
(1)
AAAA-1
2011 Conroe Finals18.00
(2)
17.00
(2)
17.50
(2)
17.00
(3)
16.70
(2)
16.85
(3)
17.20
(2)
16.60
(2)
33.80
(2)
17.30
(2)
51.10
(2)
85.45
(2)
2011 Conroe Prelims16.60
(2)
16.80
(2)
16.70
(2)
16.90
(4)
17.30
(2)
17.10
(2)
17.10
(1)
16.90
(3)
34.00
(1)
16.60
(2)
50.60
(2)
84.40
(2)
AAAA-2
2011 Arlington Finals15.30
(2)
16.20
(2)
15.75
(2)
16.20
(1)
16.10
(1)
16.15
(1)
16.30
(2)
16.40
(2)
32.70
(2)
16.60
(1)
49.30
(1)
81.20
(2)
2011 Arlington Prelims16.30
(2)
16.40
(3)
16.35
(2)
16.20
(1)
16.20
(1)
16.20
(1)
16.40
(2)
16.60
(2)
33.00
(2)
16.10
(2)
49.10
(2)
81.65
(2)
AAAA-2
2010 Grand National Finals19.20
(3)
19.50
(3)
19.35
(3)
18.50
(4)
19.30
(3)
18.90
(4)
19.20
(2)
19.40
(2)
38.60
(2)
19.20
(3)
57.80
(2)
96.05
(3)
2010 Grand National Semifinals19.40
(1)
19.10
(2)
19.25
(1)
19.00
(5)
18.60
(5)
18.80
(4)
18.70
(4)
18.70
(5)
37.40
(4)
19.10
(3)
56.50
(2)
94.55
(3)
AAAA-3
2010 Grand National Prelims 218.70
(5)
18.80
(3)
18.75
(3)
18.10
(7)
19.20
(2)
18.65
(4)
18.70
(6)
18.80
(4)
37.50
(5)
19.20
(2)
56.70
(4)
94.10
(3)
AAAA-3
2010 San Antonio Finals18.10
(4)
18.70
(3)
18.40
(2)
18.10
(3)
17.90
(3)
18.00
(3)
18.80
(1)
18.70
(2)
37.50
(1)
18.60
(2)
56.10
(2)
92.50
(2)
2010 San Antonio Prelims18.20
(2)
18.20
(2)
18.20
(2)
18.30
(2)
18.20
(2)
18.25
(1)
18.40
(2)
18.70
(2)
37.10
(2)
18.50
(2)
55.60
(2)
92.05
(2)
AAAA-2
2010 Arlington Finals15.60
(2)
17.80
(1)
16.70
(1)
15.50
(1)
16.10
(1)
15.80
(1)
16.50
(1)
17.20
(1)
33.70
(1)
17.70
(1)
51.40
(1)
83.90
(1)
2010 Arlington Prelims16.30
(2)
16.40
(1)
16.35
(1)
15.90
(1)
17.20
(1)
16.55
(1)
17.60
(2)
16.90
(1)
34.50
(1)
16.60
(1)
51.10
(1)
84.00
(1)
AAAA-1

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  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.

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