I know 4A will be on a whole new level. If last year was so competitive during the mess, then this year will be one to watch out for. I fully agree with abtwitch, I think everyone needs to watch for these smaller classifications because they have been impressing more and more each and every year.
4A Area A Participants (16, 3 go to state): Andrews Big Spring Canyon Dumas Fabens Greenwood Hereford Lake View Levelland Monahans Mountain View Pampa Pecos Perryton Riverside Seminole
4A Area B Participants (28, 5 go to state): Anna Argyle Aubrey Bridgeport Brownwood Burkburnett Caddo Mills Canton Celina CFB Ranchview Community Decatur Farmersville Ferris Gainesville Graham Iowa Park Kaufman Krum Mabank Melissa Mineral Wells Sanger Stephenville Sunnyvale Terrell Van Alstyne Wills Point
4A Area C Participants (25 (bands not attending not listed), 5 go to state): Bridge City Hardin-Jefferson Hargrave Jasper Liberty Liberty-Eylau Little Cypress-Mauriceville Livingston Lumberton North Lamar Orangefield Paris Pittsburg Pleasant Grove Splendora Spring Hill
4A Area D Participants (31, 6 go to state): Alvarado Ann Richards Bellville Benbrook Boerne Burnet Carter-Riverside Castleberry China Spring Fredericksburg Gatesville Giddings Glen Rose Godley Jarrell Kennedale La Grange La Vega Lake Belton Lake Worth Lampasas Manor New Tech Midlothian Heritage Robinson Royal Salado Smithville Springtown Taylor Venus Wimberley
4A Area E Participants (35, 7 go to state): A.C. Jones Alice Bay City Brazosport Calallen Calhoun Carrizo Springs Columbia Canyon Lake Crystal City Davenport Devine El Campo Grulla H.M. King Hidalgo* Hondo Ingleside La Feria La Vernia Navarro Needville Pearsall Pieper Port Isabel Randle Raymondville Rio Hondo Rockport-Fulton Sinton Stafford Sweeny Tuloso-Midway Uvalde Zapata
Last Edit: Oct 21, 2021 13:58:20 GMT -6 by abtwitch
Area E is very interesting, there are 3 brand new schools competing. Two from Comal ISD (Davenport and Pieper, same district as Canyon and Smithson Valley) and one from Lamar CISD (Randle, same district as Fulshear and Foster). With how many state spots there are, I would count on at least one of these new programs to qualify. A little bit of a history lesson, Fulshear qualified out of this area in 2018 and even made state finals just two years after being opened in 2016.
You thought I was done? Nah, here's 3A. We've got Area E complete and a situation similar to 4A Area C with 3A Area D.
3A Area A Participants (22, 4 go to state): Abernathy Ballinger Bushland Canadian Clyde Coahoma Crane Denver City Dimmitt Highland Park (Amarillo) Jim Ned Kermit Littlefield Merkel Reagan County San Angelo Texas Leadership Charter Academy Shallowater Sonora Spearman Stanton Tulia Wall
3A Area B Participants (25, 5 go to state): Bells Blue Ridge Bowie Boyd Breckenridge City View Comanche Commerce Dublin Early Eastland Eustace Grand Saline Gunter Henrietta Holliday Howe Jacksboro Kemp Lone Oak Nocona Pilot Point Ponder Pottsboro Rains Whitesboro
3A Area C Participants (30 (bands not attending not listed), 6 go to state): Anahuac Arp Atlanta Buna Chisum East Chambers Hardin Harleton Kirbyville Kountze Mineola Mount Vernon Queen City Quitman Redwater Tarkington Tatum Waksom Westwood Winnsboro Winona
3A Area D Participants (20, 4 go to state): Brock C.H. Yoe Clifton Fairfield Florence Franklin Grandview Groesbeck Lago Vista Lexington Llano Lorena Maypearl McGregor Millsap Peaster Rogers Teague Troy Whitney
3A Area E Participants (30, 6 go to state): Aransas Pass Bishop Blanco Cotulla Danbury East Bernard Edna Falfurrias George West Goliad Hebbronville Hitchcock Industrial Jourdanton Luling Lyford Lytle Marion Mathis Natalia Odem Orange Grove Palacios Poth Randolph Santa Gertrudis Academy Skidmore-Tynan Taft Van Vleck Yoakum
Last Edit: Oct 21, 2021 14:01:06 GMT -6 by abtwitch
Now here's 2A! Areas C and E both finished their region contests by Saturday. Also a note, every area 4A and below can take no less than 3 bands to state.
Area D has 1 more contest (Region 8 on Oct 20)
2A Area A Participants (23, 4 go to state): Albany Anthony* Christoval Colorado Crockett County Ozona Forsan Hale Center McCamey New Deal Panhandle Plains Post Ralls Ropes Sanford-Fritch Shamrock Smyer Sudan Sundown Sunray Tahoka Wellington Wheeler
2A Area B Participants (12, 3 go to state): Alvord Anson Archer City Cisco Goldthwaite Hico Honey Grove Olney Santo Seymour Stamford Windthorst
2A Area C Participants (12 (bands not attending not listed), 3 go to state): Clarksville Cooper Deweyville Frankston Linden-Kildare Tenaha West Sabine
2A Area D Participants (20, 4 go to state): Axtell Bosqueville Centerville Flatonia Harper Holland Italy Itasca Junction Kerens Lyndon B. Johnson (Johnson City) Mason Rosebud-Lott San Saba Shiner Somerville Thorndale Thrall Valley Mills Weimar
2A Area E Participants (6, 3 go to state): Ben Bolt-Palito Blanco Charlotte Ganado La Pryor Refugio Three Rivers
Last Edit: Oct 21, 2021 14:07:42 GMT -6 by abtwitch
All 3A schedules are posted and every single 2A-4A area has completed all their contests so I have updated the participants list for 2A and 4A. I also updated the list of 18 bands competing at 1A state.
Even though Finals is not over, I still want to congratulate every 4A band that competed today. I saw some amazing things from every band I watched. Specifically, Lumberton's run made me emotional and I shed many massive tears. While I am shocked they didnt make finals, It is still an awesome accomplishment to advance to State. They hold a record with 4 other bands in Texas which is having been to State 4 out of the last 5 years. Awesome stuff in the 4A Division.