The Calallen High School Band competed at the Lake Shore Marching Classic at Robstown High School Saturday, taking overall grand champion.

This is the fourth time in five years that the band has achieved this honor. Along with overall grand champion, the band also received second place for their color guard members, first place for drum majors, first place for percussion and and first place in Class 4A.

This Saturday, the band will be completing at Calallen HS at 5 p.m. for the UIL Region Marching Contest.

Craig Ewing, director of CHS bands, has asked everyone to come out and support the band. CISD employee ID's will be honored at the gate.

The Tuloso-Midway High School Marching Band also received honors recently for their marching prowess.

On October 6, the TMHS Warrior Band competed at the Deep River Marching Festival in Rio Hondo.

Located in the Rio Grande Valley, this contest hosts some of the valley’s best marching bands.

“The band performed extremely well that day and received some awards for their wonderful performance,” TMHS Band Director Raymond Chapa Hr. said. “ The first award was Outstanding 4A Marching Band. This is awarded to the best overall marching band of the festival! TMHS has never won an award such as this before and the students were excited when they announced it at the closing ceremonies that evening.”

The TMHS Warrior Band also received Grand Champion in 4A competition. This was also a first for the band at the Deep River Marching Festival. During the competition, TM placed higher than one of the bands that went on last year to compete at the state level.

“On behalf of the Band/Fine Arts staff, we would like to thank our wonderful administration for all the support you have given us throughout the year. Our students here at TM are very fortunate to be in such a fine school district,” Chapa said.