The Cypress Lakes High School indoor percussion drumline placed first in the Scholastic Marching AA class of the 2013 Texas Color Guard Circuit (TCGC) Championships in College Station.
The Spartans scored 84.92 points to beat out second-place MacArthur High School (84.42 points) and third-place Shepherd High School (83.88 points).
Cypress Lakes assistant band director Marshall Thomas said the drumline defied expectations to bring home the title.
“Headed into the state championships, they were seeded fifth place in their class. And that’s when something amazing happened,” Thomas said. “These kids pulled together and accomplished the near impossible task of jumping from fifth to first, based on a single performance.”
Several other CFISD representatives competed in the TCGC Championships:
- Cypress Ridge High School placed 10th in Scholastic A Blue with 72.57 points;
- Langham Creek High School placed fifth in Scholastic A White with 78.61 points;
- Cypress Lakes placed 12th in Scholastic A White with 69.89 points;
- Cy-Fair High School placed seventh in Scholastic Marching SA with 85.88 points and eighth in Scholastic Marching Open with 85.53 points; and
- Cypress Falls High School placed seventh in Scholastic Marching Open with 85.88 points.
The Cypress Lakes indoor percussion drumline consists of students Sam Spivey, David Neveling, Cristian Gonzales, Anthony Silvetti, Edgar Castillo, E.J. Resendez, Tyler Richardson, Elenor Lopez, Sam Lopez, Zachary Zarse, Brian Hernandez, Wesley Zarse, Cassie Alvarez, Chris Castillo, Joseph Robledo, Dustin Salinas, Courtney Owens, Lillian Neumann and Kayla Stephens.
“This group of students came together to accomplish something truly special,” Thomas said. “They deserve every bit of recognition. I’ve never been more proud to be associated with such an outstanding group of talented young men and women.”
Cy Lakes Drumline: The Cypress Lakes High School indoor percussion drumline celebrates its state championship in the Scholastic Marching AA class of the TCGC Championships on April 6 in College Station. Pictured (front row, L-R) are Sam Spivey, David Neveling, Cristian Gonzales, Anthony Silvetti and Edgar Castillo; and (back row, L-R) E.J. Resendez, Tyler Richardson, Elenor Lopez, Sam Lopez, Zachary Zarse, Brian Hernandez, Wesley Zarse, Cassie Alvarez, Chris Castillo, Joseph Robledo, Dustin Salinas, Courtney Owens and Lillian Neumann. Not pictured is Kayla Stephens.