Band wins 40th consecutive first division rating at UIL contest

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The Lindale High School band claimed their 40th consecutive UIL first division on Saturday, October 18 in Nacogdoches, TX.

“It’s been a lot of fun to work with these kids,” head band director, Steven Moore, said. “They’ve worked so hard with such a great attitude. I’m very proud.”

The band competed against other 5A schools, such as John Tyler, Jacksonville, Whitehouse, Athens, and Longview. Each had 10 minutes to perform and be off the field.

“It was very nerve-wracking,” drum major Whitney Bacon said. “There was a lot of pressure, and since it’s my first year, I would put all of the blame on myself if things didn’t go our way, so I spent lots of time practicing with the other drum majors and working on my execution.”

The band will continue on to the National Association of Military Marching Bands (NAMMB) on November 1 in Nacogdoches, TX.

“We’ve made some great progress, but we’re not done yet,” Moore said. “This is the part where we take what we did at UIL and make it even better. We want to wow the audience every single time.”