Band Receives Division 1 Rating for 29 Years

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by Caroline Cravens, Staff Writer

On October 20, the band went to the Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex (The Palace) in Round Rock to compete in the UIL 4A-5A Marching Contest. The band received a Division 1 rating and continues their streak of all 1’s for 29 years (this is the second longest streak in the state).
“The high standards and expectations of our staff and students have paid off for sure, and the crowd had an amazing reaction to the show! We were approached by many other directors, students from other bands and even other band parents kept coming up to us and telling us how much they enjoyed out show! It turned out to be the highlight of the night!” Mrs. Cross said.
This Friday, November 2, the band is traveling all the way to San Antonio to perform at 6 p.m. at the Alamodome for Bands of America. There will be 60 bands competing, and on Saturday the 3rd, winners will be announced. Bands of America judges focus more on the “effect,” and consists of two categories, music and visual.
“We added some visuals and impact stuff that BOA judges really like, and now all we’re doing is cleaning and making it pretty. I feel like we a have a show that could get us to finals, if everyone does everything they need to do individually and as an ensemble and we’re really good, we could get into finals.” Senior, co-captain of color guard, Cathy White said.