Recap: BOA Waco Regional

Unlock this article, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

In the final Bands of America regional event in Texas before bands descend on San Antonio, James Bowie picked up a regional victory on the campus of Baylor University, earning first place out of 29 at the BOA Waco Regional Championship. 

That said, a couple of key close races emerged among the finalist pool. 

The takeaways from Waco:

Tight Top 10

The 10 finalists as a whole at this weekend’s event in Waco were separated by just about 10 points, with James Bowie leading the way with a score of 87.450. James Bowie took top marks in visual performance and general effect, but lost the music performance caption to Keller, which took second overall with a mark of 85.600. 

Almost the entirety of that overall separation between the two came in general effect, where James Bowie led by an astounding 1.8 points over the entire field. 

The competition was close for the last spot among the top three, as Waxahachie earned bronze status with a score of 84.300, fending off James Martin (fourth, 84.000), who has already had marked success this season, thanks to leads in general effect and visual performance. Waxahachie also earned the overall AAA championship title at the Waco event. Seven Lakes rounded out the event’s top five with a score of 82.930, well ahead of sixth-place Aledo, which earned 80.850. Seven Lakes also scored ahead of James Martin in general effect.

Burleson Centennial (seventh, 79.000) very narrowly beat out Dripping Springs (eighth, 78.800) for seventh place; Burleson Centennial’s resounding lead in the music performance caption made up for strong showings by Dripping Springs in the other two captions. Burleson Centennial was also the only band to move up from Prelims to Finals, erasing what had been a deficit of 1.05 to Dripping Springs in the early round of competition.

Wrapping up the group of finalists were J.J. Pearce (ninth, 77.900), and Richland (10th, 77.300), the latter of which scored as high as eighth in music performance. That said, Richland had a relatively close call to get into the finals; its prelims score of 75.900 was just a quarter of a point ahead of that of Lake Ridge (11th, 75.650).

Other Key Notes

  • Right behind Lake Ridge was probably the tightest pack of competitors, as four bands were separated by just half a point, and all of them were within two points of the finals cutoff. W.E. Boswell led the way in 12th with a score of 74.700, fending off Mansfield (13th, 74.570) by just over a tenth of a point. Forney (14th, 74.400) was just under two tenths behind that, while Sachse (15th, 74.200) kept things close thanks to strong music performance scores. 
  • Forney was also the event’s AA champion; the title for the "A" classification went to Robinson with a score of 60.350.
  • Saturday’s competition was just the second all season at which no bands scored lower than 60. The only other event to hold this distinction was the West Texas Regional Championship, held in Midland, Texas on October 12. 

2020 World Class Watch Dog: Where/When To Watch

Here are all of the groups heading to the 2020 WGI World Championships and where/when you can catch them LIVE on FloMarching en route to Dayton!

Unlock this article, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

Must-See Guide: WGI Week #3 On FloMarching

Here's everything you need to know about watching WGI Temecula and WGI South Brunswick LIVE on FloMarching this weekend, February 22-23. East Coast guard and West Coast percussion—two of the best regions for their respective divisions will be performing all day Saturday and Sunday.

Unlock this article, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

Photo Gallery: 2020 WGI Indianapolis Regional

Check out photos of all groups from the 2020 WGI Guard Indianapolis Regional prelims on Feb. 15 by photographers Tony McCrackin (Twitter/Instagram) and Josh Clements (Twitter/Instagram).

Unlock this article, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

Michael Rosales Launches Training Camp Focused On Movement

After days of teasing the unveiling of a brand new project, Michael Rosales announced a new training camp called "The Breakdown Camp" which focuses specifically on the movement demands being placed on marching performers across the activity.

Watch Guide: WGI Week #3 On FloMarching

It's time for the first perc/winds regional and a classic guard regional in South Brunswick coming LIVE to FloMarching on Feb. 22-23!

Watch Guide: WGI Week #2 On FloMarching

Catch some of the best guards of the midwest in this year's WGI Guard Indianapolis Regional, coming LIVE to FloMarching on Feb. 15-16.

2020 DCI Streaming Schedule, LIVE On FloMarching

Check out the full list of 2020 DCI events coming LIVE to FloMarching this summer between June and August! Keep your eyes peeled for more shows being added as the details of the 2020 schedule are finalized. 

FloMarchingTV Brings You The Best Content LIVE!

null

Filled with the best documentaries, interviews, features, technique videos, and more on your favorite groups—FloMarchingTV will launch on Friday, February 7th and continue on Saturday, February 8th as the WGI 2020 season starts live on FloMarching!

Watch Guide: WGI Week #1 On FloMarching

It's time for the WGI 2020 season to hit your screens LIVE on FloMarching, kicking off in Dallas with a guard regional!

Aimachi Winds Officially On The Schedule For WGI 2020

The last time Aimachi Winds were in Dayton, they were receiving gold medals at the 2016 WGI Wind World Championships. Per a tweet by the group's designer and renowned DCI and WGI creative, Michael Gaines, Aimachi Winds will once again take the floor in WGI competition on Saturday, April 18th, 2020 at World Championship prelims.