Forgot to address this:
The fact that you would suggest that Bloomington, Lemont, or Rock Island were better than Marian Catholic is absolutely hilarious.
In their own respective ways, they're all good groups, but to suggest that anyone in Class 3A deserved to beat Marian Catholic is one of the most ridiculous things you could ever say on here. I don't even have a word to describe how ridiculous that is.
Is Marian always the best band in 3A? Yes. The thing is, their show is accurate...regardless of what their theme is, it was technically the best..there's nothing anyone can do about that. I personally didn't like the concept of Marian's show and was pulling for LWN after prelims but I think that as far as 3A goes, Bloomington, Rock Island, and Lemont all had good performances, and none of them made finals..Marian's show was heavily thought over. Bands like Marian, LWE, and LP are so good because of how they prepare. Great job to all bands performing, special congrats to LWN for a great performance, and to DGS for making finals.