2017 McAllen Regional


Prelims Results
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Class A
1. Santa Rosa H.S., TX
Music: Santa Rosa H.S., TX
Visual: Santa Rosa H.S., TX
GE: Santa Rosa H.S., TX

Class AA
1. Roma H.S., TX
2. Pioneer H.S., TX
3. Sharyland H.S., TX
Music: (tie) Pioneer H.S., TX
and Roma H.S., TX
Visual: Roma H.S., TX
GE: Roma H.S., TX

Class AAA
1. Dripping Springs H.S., TX
2. Juarez-Lincoln H.S., TX
3. Edinburg H.S., TX
Music: Dripping Springs H.S., TX
Visual: Dripping Springs H.S., TX
GE: Dripping Springs H.S., TX

Class AAAA
1. Homer Hanna H.S., TX
2. Edinburg North H.S., TX
3. John B. Alexander H.S., TX
Music: Homer Hanna H.S., TX
Visual: Edinburg North H.S., TX
GE: Edinburg North H.S., TX

Finals Results
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1. (81.15) Dripping Springs H.S., TX
2. (78.70) Roma H.S., TX
3. (77.25) Pioneer H.S., TX
4. (75.85) Homer Hanna H.S., TX
5. (75.50) Edinburg North H.S., TX
6. (73.65) Juarez-Lincoln H.S., TX
7. (73.00) John B. Alexander H.S., TX
8. (70.85) Del Rio H.S., TX
9. (68.65) Sharyland H.S., TX
10. (68.45) Edinburg H.S., TX

Music: Dripping Springs H.S., TX
Visual: Dripping Springs H.S., TX
GE: Dripping Springs H.S., TX

Returning 2016 Finalists (6)
2. Pioneer H.S., TX
5. Homer Hanna H.S., TX
7. Robert Vela H.S., TX
8. Edinburg North H.S., TX
9. Hidalgo H.S., TX
10. Lopez H.S., TX

Previous Champions
2016: James Bowie H.S., TX
2015: Claudia T. Johnson H.S., TX

States Represented (1)
Texas.

The 2017 McAllen, Texas, Regional will be held Sept. 30 at McAllen Memorial Stadium. In 2016, James Bowie won a decisive victory, sweeping captions in prelims and finals.

Analysis
As many people have already pointed out, this is Dripping Springs chance to get an easy medal, most likely a gold one. While the band didn’t make finals at the Austin Regional last weekend, McAllen features the perfect lineup for Dripping Springs to finish on top.

Dripping Springs performs at the Austin Regional on Sept. 23, 2017, at Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex. // Photo by Jeremiah Wooten
Close behind, we’ll see Pioneer, an outstanding young group that keeps improving year after year. Most recently, the band was just a few spots behind Dripping Springs at the Austin Regional last weekend, but they could challenge Drip for the top spot this year.

Edinburg North and Homer Hanna have competed at the McAllen regional both of the past two years, earning consistent finals placements. Edinburg North placed eighth both years while Hanna placed fifth each year. Hidalgo has also earned a spot in finals the past two years at McAllen.

James Madison and Del Rio haven’t competed at the McAllen Regional previously, but both groups seem to be in a position to make a big splash this year. Madison earned 31st at last year’s San Antonio Super Regional and Del Rio made finals in Area H last year.

Robert Vela appears to be on an upward trajectory, moving from 22nd to seventh at McAllen from 2015 to 2016. With the current line up, they have a good chance of continuing they could continue their upward trajectory.

Lopez is on the bubble after earning 10th place last year. Palmview, Rio Grande City, and Roma are also on the finals bubble. All three groups earned finalist spots in 2015. These groups are joined on the bubble by Edinburg, Grulla, Harlingen South, and Sharyland.

With so many new and returning groups, we’re excited to see the close competition and certainly some unexpected outcomes. While it may not have the big names of some other Texas Regionals, McAllen is sure to be an outstanding day full of marching band.

Predictions
1. Dripping Springs H.S., TX
2. Pioneer H.S., TX
3. Homer Hanna H.S., TX
4. James Madison H.S., TX
5. Del Rio H.S., TX
6. Robert Vela H.S., TX
7. Edinburg North H.S., TX
8. Hidalgo H.S., TX
9. Lopez H.S., TX
10. Roma H.S., TX

Adjudication Panel
Music: Travis Moddison, Mark Stone, Daniel Wood, and Todd Zimbelman.
Visual: Michael Tarr, John Turner, and Michael Turner.
Chief: Ken Giese.

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