Calallen High School received Best in Class in Color Guard, Best in Class in Drum Line, Best in Class in Drum Major and First Place Overall. Calallen HS also took the Grand Champion trophy.

Thousands of students, teachers and family members filled Robstown High School's Football Stadium to support and watch high school marching bands compete on Saturday.

After five years, Robstown High School Music Consultant Charlie Cabrera wanted to bring back the largest high school band marching contest in the area: The Crossroads Marching Festival.

Thirty-three bands were invited to participate, ranging from 2A to 6A and from cities all the way from Corpus Christi to Laredo.

"This is a service I extend to the schools," Cabrera said. "UIL is next week so I try to give them that experience. The kids get preparation and get the feel for the big competition."

He said Crossroads is the closest competition to UIL since the warm ups times and the judging are similar.

In the 2A division, Ben Bolt HS Band received Best in Class Runner-up in Color Guard and Third Place Overall. Premont HS received Best in Class Runner-Up in Drum Line, Best in Class Runner-Up in Drum Major and Second Place Overall.

In the 3A division, San Diego HS took Best in Class Runner-up in Color Guard and Second Place Overall.

In the 4A division, Orange Grove HS won Third Place Overall.

In 5A, Alice HS received Best in Class Runner-Up in Color Guard. Tuloso Midway took Best in Class Runner-Up in Drum Line.

Calallen HS received Best in Class in Color Guard, Best in Class in Drum Line, Best in Class in Drum Major and First Place Overall.

Calallen HS also took the Grand Champion trophy.

The UIL marching competition will be on Saturday, Oct. 24.