July 15th, 2012 7:55pm
Well Folks here is your season 19 shows and season 18 update for everything Raider/Bucs.
In Season 19 the Raiders are bringing back their Latin Show, "Fiesta". Fans of the Raiders are about to riot and protest this musical selection, because every season the Raiders have elected to do a Latin theme, they have placed 12th, and have come close to not even making finals. The director of the Raiders groups has said, "The Latin theme shows have not served us well in the past, but with a stronger core group and new leadership we believe we can continue to push for a top 6/7 break through season. We will make finals, we have never missed when we have played an entire season and season 19 will be no different. The sacrafice of sleep is coming back and hell weeks are returning as well. We strive to be the best and we will not stop until we reach the top." The musical selections include: El Toro Caliente, Symphonic Poem Dance No. 3. Fiesta, Malaguena.
The Buc's are going to push on in hopes of reaching their first finals in season 19, they are bringing to the field one of the show that their director marched when he was in High School. This show knocked off defending 5A Texas State Champion Duncanville, which is a big deal when Mesquite Poteet is class 4A and always a State Power house. The show the Buc's are bringing to the field is called, "Galactic Empire" Music includes New Century Dawn, and Galactic Empires by David Gillingham. "We hope that this is the show that puts all of our groups over the hump and into finals. We know so far in Div I we haven't done what we have set out to do but we hope that all changes in season 19."
As for season 18, The Raider tradition continues, they will make finals in everything and are trying to pull an upset in a few to take their highest placements to date. As for the Bucs they will be making finals in what looks like everything but Drum Corps. Both groups have represented the state of Texas, and their respective cities with great pride, honor, and class, and will continue to do so as we move forward.