DHS Band gets straight 1s at Harlandale Marching Festival

Lindsey Spannagel won Best Drum Major in 4A at the Harlandale Marching Festival. Also pictured are Drum Major Clarissa Maldonado and members of the Color Guard. Click on the picture to see more band photos!

The Devine High School Marching Band came away with many big awards this past Saturday from the Harlandale Marching Festival in San Antonio and are looking forward to UIL Marching Contest this Saturday in Hondo, taking the field at 5:15 p.m.
“The Warhorse Marching Band had an awesome day at the Harlandale Marching Festival on Saturday!   The Band received Straight Division Ones from all three of the main judges – all awarding high compliments to the overall band!”, said Jeff W. Miller, M.M. Director of Bands.
“ Within the 4A Classification, the Warhorse Band was awarded Second Place Overall!   In the individual captions, our Color guard earned First Place in the 4A Classification, and our Drum Major, Lindsey Spannagel also earned First Place!  Our Percussion did extremely well also, earning 2nd Place within the 4A Classification – and only missed First Place by ONE point!    W-O-W  What a day!!!   Can’t wait for UIL Region 11 Marching Contest in Hondo this coming Saturday, October 14th – where we perform at 5:15 pm. Go Warhorse Band!”
Harlandale Recap:
4A Overall- Carrizo Springs took first place overall in 4A, followed by Devine second, Poteet third and Lytle fourth. Devine earned a 1-1-1, way to go band, looking sharp, sounding awesome!
4A Percussion- Carrizo Springs (70) beat Devine(69) by only one point for first, Poteet took third, and Lytle fourth. Way to hit it percussion!
4A Guard- Devine won first with a score of 94, Lytle second, Carrizo Springs third, and Poteet fourth. Only one color guard from all 15 color guards in the 6 divisions had a higher score 95 (by 1 point) than Devine. Way to shine Guard!
4A Drum Major- Devine’s Lindsey Spannagel won first, Lytle second, Carrizo Springs third and Poteet fourth. Lindsey’s score of 92 and that of the 6A East Central drum major were the two highest scores of the entire festival for all 15 drum majors from 1A to 6A. Way to lead Lindsey! ( Lindsey not only leads on the field but off it as well as I experienced firsthand this weekend.)
By K.K. Calame