Lone Star Classic
The first Lone Star Classic was held in 1993 at the Vista Ridge Amphitheater in Lewisville, Texas. After many hours of recruiting and organizing efforts by the Committee that year, only seven drumlines weathered the cold, icy day to perform in the first Lone Star Classic.
After 1993, the Committee moved the contest to Goldsmith Stadium in Lewisville. This move helped the Lone Star Classic grow in stature every year. The Committee who organizes the Lone Star Classic has developed a tradition of adding to each year’s festivities to create a fresh, exciting contest experience every year.
Through the years, the Lone Star Classic has grown from having only a few participants in 1993 to becoming the largest high school drumline contest in the State of Texas. The growth at the Lone Star Classic is a testament to the many dedicated drumline directors who have worked tirelessly to develop their students. With so many talented high school percussionists visiting us each year, The Lone Star Classic has become one of the most influential percussion venues in Texas.
The students performing at the Lone Star Classic have also helped to attract exciting exhibition performances by great area colleges. For example, in 2008, we started the College Showcase Series to provide the many talented high school percussionists who perform at the Lone Star Classic a glimpse of percussion beyond high school. In recent years, we have been inspired by the drumlines of The University of North Texas, Texas Christian University, The University of Texas at Arlington and Texas A&M at Commerce, all of whom have added both to the tradition and the festive atmosphere we continue to foster.
Since moving to Goldsmith Stadium, the Lone Star Classic has witnessed over 650 performances by more than 140 different high schools. We estimate that each year between 1,800 and 2,000 students walk through the North Gates of Goldsmith and on to the field to perform for us. In 2008, we hosted a stadium-busting 67 drumline performances. In 2010 we moved the Lone Star Classic to the new Marcus stadium in Flower Mound. We had over 80 drumlines participate in the events of the day!
We will continue to strive to develop a contest where we can all enjoy watching so many dedicated young people do what they love to do ... to perform in the drumline!
Thank you for your attendence and performances! You have helped us grow this tradition.
Welcome to the Lone Star Classic!
The 2014 Lone Star Classic -- November 8, 2014