Eastlake Falcons Take Fifth at NMSU’s Tournament of Bands

Eastlake Falcons performing at the 2017 Tournament of Bands on Saturday | Photo Courtesy Ron Pingor/ SISD

The Eastlake Falcons traveled to the annual NMSU Tournament of Bands Saturday night and again proved why the High Desert can lay claim to the home of the region’s best bands.

The Falcons bested their city-based competition in Class ‘A’, beating the Chapin Huskies and the Centennial Hawks out of Las Cruces for the top spot in their group of six.

That Class A victory again led the Falcons to the finals, where bands from around the region again performed to see who would take the top spot.

While El Paso’s Coronado High took first, the Falcons bested four of the city’s best bands, as well as Las Cruces’ own Onate High for a spot in the top 5.

The Falcons also beat out all the other finalists in the Oustanding Auxiliary category, again impressing the crowd and the judges to take the top spot.

  1. Coronado High School, 88.25 (Champions)
  2. Bel Air High School, 87.25
  3. Hanks High School, 86.08
  4. Americas High School, 84.67
  5. Eastlake High School, 83.836
  6. Onate High School, 83.67
  7. Montwood High School, 82.83
  8. Pebble Hills High School, 82.33
  9. Eastwood High School, 79.17
  10. Chapin High School, 76.17

Outstanding Music – Hanks High School
Outstanding Percussion – Coronado High School
Outstanding Auxiliary – Eastlake High School

Unofficial Preliminary Results

Class C
1. San Elizaro HS, 52.2
2. Meranci HS, 46.7
Class B
1. El Paso High School, 68.8
2. Alamogordo High School, 67.3
3. Jefferson High School, 63.4
Class A
1. Eastlake High School, 81
2. Chapin High School, 76.17
3. Centennial High School, 73.5
Class AA
1. Coronado High School, 85.58
2. Hanks High School, 85.33
3. Bel Air High School, 84.75

Top 10 Finalist Bands

  1. Coronado High School, 85.58 (Music, GE)
  2. Hanks High School, 85.33
  3. Bel Air High School, 84.75
  4. Americas High School, 84.67
  5. Onate High School, 82.583 (Broke Tie, Higher GE w/Pebble Hills)
  6. Pebble Hills High School, 82.583
  7. Montwood High School, 81.83
  8. Eastlake High School, 81
  9. Eastwood High School, 80.75
  10. Chapin High School, 76.17

Results courtesy NMSU ToB

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