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LD Bell H.S., TX (AAAA)



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

2016
LD Bell competed at the Plano Regional and the San Antonio Super Regional.

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
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 competed at the Arlington Regional and the Atlanta Super Regional.

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

2014
LD Bell (TX) performs in finals at the Plano Regional
on Oct. 8, 2016. // Photo by Jeremiah Wooten.
LD Bell competed at the Denton Regional and the 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

2 comments:

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

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