FISD Marching Bands Make Waves Across Metroplex

Written by Korinna Kirchhoff

Marching Band at Dusk Photo by Patti ScheurichWith marching band competition season over, mornings and evenings are a little quieter in the neighborhoods surrounding Frisco ISD’s 12 high schools. The 2022-23 marching season was filled with wonderful memories, highlighted by several incredible awards.

By the numbers: Frisco ISD has 12 marching bands led by 41 high-achieving directors and assistant directors.

“Adjudicators from across the region have reached out to express just how impressed they are with the marching band programs at all of our high schools,” said Pete Hazzard, managing director of fine arts. “From the directors to the section leaders and drum majors to each individual student, their commitment to excellence is unmatched.”

Each campus has a unique marching band community with its own traditions, expectations and culture. Congratulations to all of the Frisco ISD marching bands and their directors for a fantastic marching season!

Centennial

Region 24 UIL Marching Band Contest 

  • Rated 1st Division

  • Advanced to Area

Emerson

Region 24 UIL Marching Band Contest 

  • Rated 1st Division

Sounds of Fall Marching Contest

  • 4th Place in Prelims

  • 7th Place in Finals

US Bands Saginaw Regional

  • 7th Place in Finals

Frisco

UIL Area B 5A Marching Contest 

  • 11th Place, the highest placement for the Frisco Band since 2015

Region 24 UIL Marching Band Contest 

  • Rated 1st Division

  • Advanced to Area

Don Hanna Memorial Marching Contest

  • 3rd Place in Class 5A

Sounds of Fall Marching Contest

  • 10th Place in Finals - out of 30 participating bands

  • 3rd Overall in Prelims - Percussion Section

Heritage

Region 24 UIL Marching Band Contest

  • Rated 1st Division

  • Advanced to Area

Independence Marching Band 2022-23

Independence

Lewisville Drumline Contest

  • 1st Place Overall in Class (Standstill B)

  • Outstanding Bass Line

  • Outstanding Quads

UIL Area B 5A marching Contest 

  • 6th Place in Prelims

  • 6th Place in Finals

Region 24 UIL Marching Band Contest 

  • Rated 1st Division

  • Advanced to Area

Plano East Marching Invitational

  • Overall High School Marching Award

  • 2nd place overall - the highest placement at a marching contest in school history!

  • 5A Caption Award winner for Music, Marching, Percussion and Colorguard

  • Highest overall music score for Prelims

  • 3rd in Prelims

Little Elm "Classic on the Lake" Marching Contest 

  • Placed 3rd in Prelims

  • Won the Percussion Caption in Prelims 

  • 3rd Place Overall

Lebanon Trail

UIL Area B 5A Marching Contest

  • Runner-Up

Region 24 UIL Marching Band Contest

  • Rated 1st Division

  • Advanced to Area

Bands of America DFW Regional

  • 4th Place Class AAA

  • First Bands of America Regional appearance for LTHS

Wylie Marching Invitational Contest 

  • Outstanding 5A Visual in Prelims

  • 2nd in Class 5A in Prelims

  • 5th Place Overall in Finals

Liberty

Region 24 UIL Marching Band Contest 

  • Rated 1st Division

  • Advanced to Area

LSHS Marching Band at Wylie_Contest_Awards 2022-23

Lone Star

UIL Area B 5A marching Contest 

  • Grand Champion for the 2022 UIL Area B Marching Contest

  • 1st Place in Music and Visual

Region 24 UIL Marching Band Contest 

  • Rated 1st Division

  • Advanced to Area

Wylie Marching Invitational Contest 

  • Class 5A Best Music, Visual and Overall

  • Placed 3rd in Finals

Little Elm "Classic on the Lake" Marching Contest 

  • Grand Champion of the 2022 Classic on the Lake Contest

  • Most Outstanding Music, Visual and General Effect

Memorial at Sounds of Fall Marching Classic 2022-23

Memorial

Region 24 UIL Marching Band Contest

  • Rated 1st Division

  • Advanced to Area

Sounds of Fall Marching Contest 

  • 5th Overall - Percussion

  • Placed 2nd - Color Guard

  • 8th in Prelims

  • 9th in Finals - out of 30 participating bands

Golden Triangle Marching Festival

  • 6th Place Overall

  • Outstanding Color Guard

PCHS 2022-23 Marching Band

Panther Creek

4A Area B Marching Contest 

  • 5th Place Prelims

  • 8th Place Finals

Region 24 UIL Marching Band Contest 

  • Rated 1st Division

  • Advanced to Area

Don Hanna Marching Contest 

  • 3rd Place in Class 4A

  • 15th Place Overall Prelims

Plano East Marching Invitational

  • 4A Class Champion Prelims

  • 4A Caption Sweep Prelims

  • 7th Place Overall Prelims

  • 8th Place Overall Finals

Reedy

Region 24 UIL Marching Band Contest 

  • Rated 1st Division

  • Advanced to Area

Sounds of Fall Marching Band Contest 

  • Best Visual Performance

  • 2nd Place Percussion

  • 3rd Place Overall  in Prelims

  • 3rd Place Overall  in Finals

Wakeland BOA DFW Prelims - Photo by Patti Scheurich Photography 2022-23

Wakeland

Duncanville Marching Contest 

  • Grand Champion (1st Place in Prelims and Finals)

  • Overall Outstanding Music Performance

  • Overall Outstanding Visual Performance

  • Overall Outstanding Content & Design

  • Overall Outstanding Percussion

  • Class 5A Champion

  • Class 5A Outstanding Music Performance

  • Class 5A Outstanding Visual Performance

  • Class 5A Outstanding Content & Design

  • Class 5A Outstanding Percussion

  • Class 5A Outstanding Color Guard

Bands of America North Texas Regional 

  • Class AAA Champion

  • Class AAA Outstanding Visual Performance

  • Class AAA Outstanding General Effect for their preliminary performance

  • This is the first BOA Regional Championship by a Frisco ISD school

Bands of America DFW Regional 

  • 5th Place in Finals (behind some of the top 6A bands in the state, the highest finish for the Wakeland Band at this contest ever!)

  • Prelim Class AAA Champion 

  • Prelim AAA Best Music Performance

  • Prelim AAA Best Visual Performance

  • Prelim AAA Best General Effect

HEB Marching Contest 

  • Class 5A Champion

  • Placed 2nd Overall

  • Tied for Best Music Performance

  • 5A Best Music Performance

  • 5A Best Visual Performance

  • 5A Best General Effect

  • 5A Best Percussion

  • 1st Overall in Prelims

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