Band To Compete at State Military Marching Contest

The Pride of Lindale marches at the game against Chapel Hill. The band will compete at the state military contest on Wednesday, December 9.


The Pride of Lindale Marching Band will compete at the first ever UIL State Military marching contest on Wednesday. This contest was created due to the differences in corp and military marching styles.

We are excited to march in this historic event,” head band director Steven Moore said. “For UIL to recognize and endorse the Military Style Marching Band is a huge thing and has been several years in the making.”

This new event came together after Moore and several others band directors presented a proposal to UIL over 6 years ago. The new event will allow military bands to be judged according to the standards they follow, rather than comparing them to corp bands who have completely different elements.

“I think it’s really cool that it got to happen my senior year,” senior Kelsey Schwartz said.

In November, the band received a division 1 sweepstakes award at the region 21 marching contest.  This set the stage for the band to compete at the newly-created state event.

“We cannot wait to perform and have the opportunity to bring home a State Marching Band Championship to Lindale High School,” Moore said.

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