16th Annual South Texas Classic will be held November 4, 2023.

Registration opens soon!

The Louis D. Brandeis Bronco Band is proud to sponsor the 16th annual South Texas Classic. The 2023 STC will be held at the Brandeis Athletic Field located at 13011 Kyle Seale Pkwy, San Antonio, Texas 78249 on November 4, 2023.

Congrats to all that participated in the 15th annual South Texas Classic!

A special shout-out to this year’s Grand Champion, Winston Churchill HS!

2022 Recap

2022 Judges

Bill Bachman

Bill is a world-renowned specialist in hand technique with a heavy background in rudimental drumming and its application to the drumset. Bachman is a regular contributing columnist for Modern Drummer magazine and is the author of the books Stick Technique, an Essential Guide for the Modern Drummer and Rhythm & Chops Builders published through Modern Drummer Publishing (nominated for “Best Product” in their 2018 Readers Poll, as well as the Logic marching percussion instructional book series for Row-Loff Productions. Bachman is the founder of, designer of Vic Firth’s Heavy Hitter pad series and his signature Billy Club drumsticks and the inventor of the patented Remote Speedy Hat.

Bachman is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music and has studied percussion performance at the University of North Texas. He is a member of the Percussive Arts Society’s Health and Wellness committee and Modern Drummer magazine’s education team where he was recently nominated in the 2016 reader’s poll under the “clinician/educator” category.

Bill has played with and instructed many award-winning marching percussion groups, including the UNT drum line and various DCI World Class finalists (Cadets, Bluecoats, Blue Knights, and Carolina Crown). On drumset, Bill is the drummer for Herd of Instinct, Spoke of Shadows, has toured with progressive rock artist Neal Morse, and freelances playing and recording in the Dallas area. Bachman is an international drum clinician, and he endorses Vic Firth sticks, Remo drumheads, Zildjian cymbals, and Row-Loff Productions products. 

Team Islas

Team Islas is the combined musical power of the University of North Texas graduates Patricia Islas and Doug Bush. Together they are international clinicians, adjudicators, educators, performers, and composers within the percussion community. As educators, they have experience teaching beginning percussionists through drum corps and college students.  As performers, they have worked with artists such as Gregg Bissonette and Imogen Heap and performed with Grammy-nominated artists Poovalur Sriji, Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez, and Ignacio Berroa. As composers, they both have written many popular percussion solos and ensembles.

Doug Bush has written three bestselling snare drum method books; Super Hands, Master Hands, and Opening Statement while Patricia Islas authored the best-selling mallet book Momentum. Team Islas is often commissioned for original works, including pieces performed for the TMEA Invited Percussion Ensemble, PASIC Invited Percussion Ensemble (High School), and Midwest Invited Percussion Ensemble concerts. Together Patricia and Doug have written, arranged, and taught for numerous award-winning high school band programs including champions of the HEB Drumline Contest, Plano Drumline Contest, North Texas Drumline Contest, Lewisville Drumline Contest, Lone Star Drumline Contest, PASIC Drumline Contest, and medalist for Texas State and BOA marching bands. They have also served as percussion teachers and arrangers for World and Open Class Drum and Bugle corps. Team Islas proudly endorses Mapex/Majestic Percussion, Promark Sticks and Mallets, Remo Drum Heads, SABIAN Cymbals, Beetle Percussion, and Lot Riot Apparel.