WSMBC/WBA Past Champions (Large Divisions)

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WSMBC/WBA Past Champions (Large Divisions)

Post by airons0678 » Sat Dec 05, 2015 9:51 pm

2015- Ayala
2014- James Logan
2013- Upland
2012- Ayala
2011- Ayala
2010- James Logan
2009- James Logan
2008- James Logan
2007- James Logan
2006- James Logan
2005- James Logan
2004- James Logan
2003- Mission Viejo
2002- James Logan
2001- James Logan
2000- James Logan
1999- James Logan
1998- Mission Viejo
1997- James Logan
1996- Clovis West
1995- Clovis West
1994- Fred C. Beyer
1993- Clovis West
1992- Clovis West
1991- Clovis West
1990- Clovis West
1989- Clovis West

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Re: WSMBC/WBA Past Champions (Large Divisions)

Post by Hostrauser » Mon Dec 07, 2015 8:58 am

airons0678 wrote:1997- James Logan
1996- Clovis West
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe 1997 was Ramiro Barrera's first year at James Logan after he built that juggernaut at Clovis West.

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Re: WSMBC/WBA Past Champions (Large Divisions)

Post by airons0678 » Mon Dec 07, 2015 9:06 am

Hostrauser wrote:
airons0678 wrote:1997- James Logan
1996- Clovis West
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe 1997 was Ramiro Barrera's first year at James Logan after he built that juggernaut at Clovis West.
You would be correct. Incredible, isn't it? I would think moving to Logan wasn't a bad move, too, in that he was closer to all his BD pals.

Also, something else to keep in mind: I think there was one year Logan decided not to compete (travelled to a different part of the world) where they probably WOULD have won it had they competed. (2003, I believe?)

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Re: WSMBC/WBA Past Champions (Large Divisions)

Post by teacherken » Mon Dec 07, 2015 12:52 pm

A tip of the hat also to Mission Viejo... almost every year, most felt it would come down to MV and James Logan... the perseverance alone...

1998 1
1999 2
2000 2
2001 2
2002 6
2003 1
2004 2
2005 3
2006 2
2007 3
2008 2
2009 3
2010 2
2011 4
2012 3
2013 3
2014 3
2015 10 :(

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Re: WSMBC/WBA Past Champions (Large Divisions)

Post by Mark Stone » Mon Dec 07, 2015 2:03 pm

airons0678 wrote:
Hostrauser wrote:
airons0678 wrote:1997- James Logan
1996- Clovis West
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe 1997 was Ramiro Barrera's first year at James Logan after he built that juggernaut at Clovis West.
You would be correct. Incredible, isn't it? I would think moving to Logan wasn't a bad move, too, in that he was closer to all his BD pals.

Also, something else to keep in mind: I think there was one year Logan decided not to compete (travelled to a different part of the world) where they probably WOULD have won it had they competed. (2003, I believe?)
2003 was the year Logan performed at Mid-West so they ended their season early to prepare.
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Re: WSMBC/WBA Past Champions (Large Divisions)

Post by airons0678 » Mon Dec 07, 2015 2:17 pm

Ah, that's right. Thank you for chiming in. I also feel like 1994 was a unique year...that maybe Clovis West intentionally performed in exhibition to give another band a chance to win? Or did Beyer win it fair and square? I will need to do some research.

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Re: WSMBC/WBA Past Champions (Large Divisions)

Post by Mark Stone » Mon Dec 07, 2015 2:34 pm

I wasn't involved back then but what I heard was WSMBC made a rule that if you had won a certain amount of times you would have to perform in exhibition the following year. Obviously they didn't continue that practice and I can't say that Beyer didn't deserve it.
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Re: WSMBC/WBA Past Champions (Large Divisions)

Post by airons0678 » Mon Dec 07, 2015 9:40 pm

Mark Stone wrote:I wasn't involved back then but what I heard was WSMBC made a rule that if you had won a certain amount of times you would have to perform in exhibition the following year. Obviously they didn't continue that practice and I can't say that Beyer didn't deserve it.
Beyer had a great band that year, but Clovis West was just incredible. I disagree with the "take pity" rule, 'cause I don't think I'd feel like a true "champion" if I won. But that is just me.

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Re: WSMBC/WBA Past Champions (Large Divisions)

Post by RoS » Wed Dec 09, 2015 8:13 pm

Parity at its best.

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Re: WSMBC/WBA Past Champions (Large Divisions)

Post by VVHSCR95 » Tue Dec 15, 2015 4:23 pm

I think obviously parity in this case amounts to 3 bands essentially dominating the activity for 20 years

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Re: WSMBC/WBA Past Champions (Large Divisions)

Post by RoS » Sat Dec 19, 2015 8:00 pm

VVHSCR95 wrote:I think obviously parity in this case amounts to 3 bands essentially dominating the activity for 20 years

Learning that the Clovis West and Logan wins are all under the same director makes it more like 1 director dominating the activity for 2 decades.

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Re: WSMBC/WBA Past Champions (Large Divisions)

Post by airons0678 » Sun Dec 20, 2015 12:02 am

RoS wrote:
VVHSCR95 wrote:I think obviously parity in this case amounts to 3 bands essentially dominating the activity for 20 years

Learning that the Clovis West and Logan wins are all under the same director makes it more like 1 director dominating the activity for 2 decades.
Yes, and very well deserved--all of them. See any video of Clovis West from 1989-1996 and James Logan from 1997-onwards and you will see why. Too good. Mission, of course, had one of their best shows ever in 1998, so well deserved there; and Ayala has emerged as a dominant band in recent years--also well deserved. Besides BOA, WBA is the place to be for the best field bands in CA (all sizes). There are a few good ones not in WBA, of course, but the sheer concentration of the greats in one association cannot be ignored.

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Re: WSMBC/WBA Past Champions (Large Divisions)

Post by Wildabeast » Mon Jan 18, 2016 3:46 pm

Hostrauser wrote:
airons0678 wrote:1997- James Logan
1996- Clovis West
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe 1997 was Ramiro Barrera's first year at James Logan after he built that juggernaut at Clovis West.
Imagine if Thousand Oaks had gone to WSMBC Championships in 1997.

They beat Logan at the Live Oak Regional at San Jose State's Spartan Stadium (witnessed it!), taking most captions except for colorguard.
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Re: WSMBC/WBA Past Champions (Large Divisions)

Post by Wildabeast » Mon Jan 18, 2016 5:31 pm

I think if you go back a little further, you'd see Lincoln (San Jose, Ramiro Barrera's gig before Clovis West I think), Clovis HS, & Live Oak...

...I don't think I have my program from the 1991 WSMBC Championships anymore. There was a list in it.
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