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2016 St. George Regional



Prelims Results:
(view full recap here)

Class A
1. Montezuma-Cortez H.S., CO
2. Juan Diego Catholic H.S., UT

Music: Montezuma-Cortez H.S., CO
Visual: Montezuma-Cortez H.S., CO
GE: Montezuma-Cortez H.S., CO

Class AA
1. Palisade H.S., CO
2. Highland H.S., ID
3. Ridgeline H.S., UT

Music: Highland H.S., ID
Visual: Palisade H.S., CO
GE: Palisade H.S., CO

Class AAA
1. Central Valley H.S., WA
2. Bel Air H.S., TX
3. Skyridge H.S., UT

Music: Bel Air H.S., TX
Visual: Central Valley H.S., WA
GE: Central Valley H.S., WA

Class AAAA
1. American Fork H.S., UT
2. Foothill H.S., NV
3. Sky View H.S., UT

Music: American Fork H.S., UT
Visual: American Fork H.S., UT
GE: American Fork H.S., UT

Finals Results:
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1. (87.30) American Fork H.S., UT
2. (84.00) Central Valley H.S., WA
3. (83.20) Foothill H.S., NV
4. (82.25) Sky View H.S., UT
5. (81.85) Westlake H.S., UT
6. (81.60) Davis H.S., UT
7. (79.50) Bel Air H.S., TX
8. (75.20) Green Valley H.S., NV
9. (70.20) Mesa H.S., AZ
10. (69.85) Rancho H.S., NV

Music: American Fork H.S., UT
Visual: American Fork H.S., UT
GE: American Fork H.S., UT

Participating Bands (24):
American Fork H.S., UT
Bel Air H.S., TX
Bingham H.S., UT
Central Valley H.S., WA
Davis H.S., UT
Foothill H.S., NV
Granada Hills H.S., CA
Green Valley H.S., NV
Highland H.S., ID
Juan Diego Catholic H.S., UT
Lone Peak H.S., UT
Mesa H.S., AZ
Montezuma-Cortez H.S., CO
Mountain Crest H.S., UT
Orem H.S., UT
Palisade H.S., CO
Provo H.S., UT
Rancho H.S., NV
Ridgeline H.S., UT
Sky View H.S., UT
Skyridge H.S., UT
Stansbury H.S., UT
Timpanogos H.S., UT
Westlake H.S., UT

Returning 2015 Finalists (5):
1. American Fork H.S., UT
2. Sky View H.S., UT
4. Foothill H.S., NV
6. Davis H.S., UT
7. Westlake H.S., UT

Previous Champions:
2015: American Fork H.S., UT
2014: American Fork H.S., UT
2013: American Fork H.S., UT
2012: American Fork H.S., UT
2011: Upland H.S., CA

States Represented (7):
Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Texas, Utah, and Washington.
About
The 2016 St. George Regional was held Oct. 29 at Dixie State University. American Fork won its fifth consecutive regional championship.

There were some doubts that American Fork would continue to be as strong a contender as they have in the past after former director John Miller retired at the end of last school year. However, director Nate Seamons has clearly continued Miller's excellence, and the band earned its highest margin of victory yet at this year's regional.

Analysis
St. George is always hard to predict because it pulls groups from many different states and regions. We can't just compare scores or relative placements, because for the most part, there aren't any.

At the top, we expect to see American Fork. They've won this regional each of the past four years, and there's no indication that anyone can defeat them this year. However, that doesn't mean there won't be any groups trying.

The past two years, Sky View has placed second behind American Fork, and a year like this one with AF going through a director change, might be just the year to grab the title.

Behind those two, we expect to see returning finalists Davis, Foothill and Westlake. This is the first BOA event for all three schools, but Westlake will be traveling to Indianapolis in November for the Grand National Championships.

Our bottom half is a mix of groups that have placed just out of finals in recent years and groups that have had pretty good placements at the few events earlier this season from which we've found scores.

Predictions
1. American Fork H.S., UT
2. Sky View H.S., UT
3. Foothill H.S., NV
4. Westlake H.S., UT
5. Davis H.S., UT
6. Central Valley H.S., WA
7. Green Valley H.S., NV
8. Lone Peak H.S., UT
9. Granada Hills H.S., CA
10. Bingham H.S., UT

Adjudication Panel
Music: Joe Allison, Jeremy Spicer, Dale Warren, and Todd R. Zimbelman.
Visual: John Fisher, Jackie Gilley, and Bob Thomas.
Chief: Gary Markham.

5 comments:

  1. American fork's director is retiring and Skyridge high is a brand newly built high school that's gonna come and kick everybody's trash

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    1. Skyridge will dominate they got 11th this year just barely didn't make this list but we will be finalists next year mark my words

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  2. Anyone who thinks American Fork will not be formidable, even with the retirement of Mr Miller, is fooling themself. The favorites this year will be AF, Sky View, and Westlake (this years show is supposed to be on the same level or higher than those of 2013 & 2014 and they are excited for a trip to Grand Nationals this year). Foothill was much improved in 2015 as well. Dark horses? Will Ridgeline show up as a contender? A lot of the students at Skyridge were part of the quickly improving Lehi program. Will they take a step back or break through to finals. Can't wait too see this year's St George regional.

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    1. Is that you David Smith?
      I just want to correct you in saying that a lot of skyridge students were from Lehi, we did the math and the 2016 band was 79% 1st years. No joke. And the guard was consistently best in state, getting higher scores than ALL the 5A Schools.

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  3. Anyone who thinks American Fork will not be formidable, even with the retirement of Mr Miller, is fooling themself. The favorites this year will be AF, Sky View, and Westlake (this years show is supposed to be on the same level or higher than those of 2013 & 2014 and they are excited for a trip to Grand Nationals this year). Foothill was much improved in 2015 as well. Dark horses? Will Ridgeline show up as a contender? A lot of the students at Skyridge were part of the quickly improving Lehi program. Will they take a step back or break through to finals. Can't wait too see this year's St George regional.

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