Allen Eagle Escadrille
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|Director of Bands||Dr. Philip Obado (Begins Fall 2017)|
|School District||Allen Independent School District|
|Colors||Navy Blue and White|
|Bands||Marching Band (Encompassing All Grades Throughout the Fall Season), Wind Ensemble (9-12), Symphonic I (10-12), Lowery Symphonic I (9), Symphonic II(10-12), Symphonic III(10-12), Lowery Symphonic II (9), Symphonic IV (10-12), Lowery Symphonic III (9), Symphonic V (10-12), Lowery Symphonic IV (9), Jazz Ensemble (10-12)|
|Home Stadium||Eagle Stadium|
The Escadrille, which consists of the Band, the Color Guard, and the Tallenettes (drill team), claims to be the biggest marching band in the country, with over 800 members as of the 2015 marching season. The Allen Eagle Escadrille has marched overseas in 1994, performed a halftime show at the Dallas Cowboys vs. St. Louis Rams game in 2013 at AT&T Stadium, and participated in large parades including the Macy's Thanksgiving Day and the Tournament of Roses Parade. The Allen Eagle Escadrille began including grades 9th through 12th march during the 1999 marching season. During the 2011 and the 2012 marching seasons only 10th through 12th grades took the field for the UIL show, but in the 2013 season, the band reverted to having all four grade levels march.
Awards and honors
The Allen Eagle Escadrille has received many honors, including the Sudler Shield Award in 2004, attendance at the 1994 St. Patrick's Day Parade in Dublin, Ireland, and played at the 1997 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. On January 2, 2006, the Escadrille marched in the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California and again on January 1, 2016
The Allen Eagle Escadrille has received "Sweepstakes", A rating in which they sightread (Reading music without practice), and play 3 musical compositions approved, and were rated 1's in all of those categories at the Marching Band University Interscholastic League Competition for over 20 years. In 2014 the Escadrille received straight 1st Division scores in the Region Marching Band Contest and advanced to the Area to State competition. They were recognized as one of the best bands in their division in UIL Competition, placing in the top 10. In 2013, the Escadrille made the finals at the Wylie Marching Invitational in Wylie, Texas and the Plano East Marching Invitational in Plano, Texas. The Allen band placed 3rd in the 6A division at Wylie East Marching Competition and received all 1's at UIL Region 25 marching competition.