Austin's own Bowie High School marching band was awarded as a 2013 Sudler Shield Recipient, the highest achievement a marching band can receive!! Congrats to them!
They were in the running from schools all around the world, as mentioned in a press release:
"The foundation receives nominations from around the globe of outstanding marching bands, but very few are selected. This year the Bowie Band was one of four recipients, alongside bands from Japan, Canada and Blue Springs, Mo.
Dale Warren, the chairman of the Sudler Shield, will hold an award presentation for the band in May. This marks the second Sudler Shield for Bowie, with the first awarded in 2005."
Photo Credit Russel Pankratz Photograpy
Here's a video from their 2012 performance!