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2016 Plano, TX Regional


Prelims Results:
(view full recap here)

Class A
1. Whitesboro H.S., TX

Music: Whitesboro H.S., TX
Visual: Whitesboro H.S., TX
GE: Whitesboro H.S., TX

Class AA
1. Southwest H.S., TX
2. Lake Hamilton H.S., AR
3. Lubbock-Cooper H.S., TX

Music: Southwest H.S., TX
Visual: Southwest H.S., TX
GE: Southwest H.S., TX

Class AAA
1. Waxahachie H.S., TX
2. Wakeland H.S., TX
3. Liberty H.S., TX

Music: Waxahachie H.S., TX
Visual: Liberty H.S., TX
GE: Wakeland H.S., TX

Class AAAA
1. Flower Mound H.S., TX
2. Marcus H.S., TX
3. Hebron H.S., TX

Music: Flower Mound H.S., TX
Visual: Flower Mound H.S., TX
GE: Flower Mound H.S., TX

Finals Results:
(view full recap here)

1. (88.05) Flower Mound H.S., TX
2. (84.20) Marcus H.S., TX
3. (84.15) Hebron H.S., TX
4. (82.50) LD Bell H.S., TX
5. (82.45) James Bowie H.S., TX
6. (81.35) Keller H.S., TX
7. (80.80) James Martin H.S., TX
8. (79.65) Winston Churchill H.S., TX
9. (76.35) Keller Central H.S., TX
10. (75.75) Waxahachie H.S., TX

Music: Flower Mound H.S., TX
Visual: Flower Mound H.S., TX
GE: Flower Mound H.S., TX

Participating Bands (32):
Aledo H.S., TX
Azle H.S., TX
Birdville H.S., TX
Byron Nelson H.S., TX
Carroll H.S., TX
Colleyville Heritage H.S., TX
Coppell H.S., TX
Flower Mound H.S., TX
Hebron H.S., TX
Independence H.S., TX
James Bowie H.S., TX
James Martin H.S., TX
Keller Central H.S., TX
Keller Fossil Ridge H.S., TX
Keller H.S., TX
L.V. Berkner H.S., TX
Lake Hamilton H.S., AR
LD Bell H.S., TX
Liberty H.S., TX
Lubbock-Cooper H.S., TX
Mansfield H.S., TX
Marcus H.S., TX
Plano East H.S., TX
Prosper H.S., TX
Southwest H.S., TX
Timber Creek H.S., TX
Wakeland H.S., TX
Waxahachie H.S., TX
Whitesboro H.S., TX
Winston Churchill H.S., TX
Wylie East H.S., TX
Wylie H.S., TX

Returning 2015 Finalists (8):
1. Flower Mound H.S., TX
2. Hebron H.S., TX
3. Marcus H.S., TX
5. LD Bell H.S., TX
6. Wakeland H.S., TX
7. Keller H.S., TX
8. Coppell H.S., TX
10. Keller Central H.S., TX

Previous Champions:
2015: Flower Mound H.S., TX
2014: Hebron H.S., TX
2013: Hebron H.S., TX
2012: Marcus H.S., TX
2011: James Bowie H.S., TX

States Represented (2):
Arkansas
Texas
About
The 2016 Plano Regional will be held Oct. 8 at John Clark Stadium. In 2015, after an extremely close prelims and finals competition, Flower Mound was named Regional Champion.

Analysis
For the past few years, the Dallas/Ft. Worth-area regionals have been dominated by three Lewisville ISD schools: Flower Mound, Hebron, and Marcus. With all three of these schools being consistent San Antonio finalists and past Grand National finalists, we expect that trend to continue.

But there are a handful of other schools that could threaten to break up that top three: James Bowie and LD Bell.

Bowie had a strong start to their season with a decisive victory at the McAllen Regional a few weeks ago. This year, their season ends at Grand Nats, and they have designed a show that can put them among the best the groups in the nation. This is a good opportunity to go ahead and beat a few great Texas groups and show us they really are one of the best.

Bell is always one of the top groups at every event they compete. Last year at Atlanta, they placed second overall, behind the legendary Tarpon Springs. As they planned to return to San Antonio this year, they’ll be looking to make a statement, and there’s no better way to make a statement than by defeating last year’s San Antonio champion or last year’s Grand National Semifinals champion.

Much like last weekend’s Conroe Regional (where we picked the top five groups and placements perfectly), this weekend has a strong predictable top half and many bubble groups competing for bottom half spots. Last year’s finalists Coppell, Keller, Keller Central, and Wakeland will have tough competition from Winston Churchill, who has consistently made finals at other regional championships.

Two other groups to look out for are Aledo, the AA powerhouse who placed eleventh at last year’s regional, and Timber Creek, the rising star who went from placing 23rd at the 2015 Arlington Regional to placing 11th at last weekend’s Conroe Regional.

This regional is definitely a can’t-miss event of the 2016 season and we’ll be there tweeting, facebooking, and instagramming all day long.

Predictions
Predictions represent the majority opinion of the HornRank staff.
1. Flower Mound H.S., TX
2. Hebron H.S., TX
3. Marcus H.S., TX
4. James Bowie H.S., TX
5. LD Bell H.S., TX
6. Winston Churchill H.S., TX
7. Keller H.S., TX
8. Wakeland H.S., TX
9. Coppell H.S., TX
10. Keller Central H.S., TX

Adjudication Panel
Music: Chip Crotts, Matt Harloff, David McGrath, Kyle Young
Visual: Michael Gray, Frank Miller, Juno Orefice
Chief: Gary Markham

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