Calallen High School was the setting for the UIL Marching band competition on Saturday evening. Local area bands gathered at the football stadium to showcase the shows they have been working on since the start of the school year in order to advance to the next UIL competition.
Calallen's marching band took the field at the start of the competition which began at 5 P.M. Immediately following them was Tuloso-Midway's marching band.
Tuloso-Midways marching band is under the direction of Ray Chapa who informed us that the group earned an excellent rating on their performance. The band performed pieces by Bach in a routine entitled Music of a Classic Schizophrenia Musical.
Chapa noted the competition was tough Saturday evening and only 5 of the 14 groups competing earned the distinction of superior. With a ranking of excellent Chapa noted that he was proud of his band and the hard work they put into this years show.
Though not at the Calallen field Robstown participated at the same UIL marching competition in Sinton. In order to advance to the next round of marching the area bands must earn a ranking of superior from the judges.
The Robstown band performed "The Walking Red" which has been seen during halftime at the Friday night football games. Performing weekly paid off for the Robstown band as they did earn a superior ranking.
With this ranking the marching band will be performing in the next UIL marching contest on Oct. 25 which will also take place at Calallen stadium. The event is a regional competition and earning a superior ranking at this event will give the competing bands a chance at going to the state level competition.