Band Competes at Mineola Marching Contest

The band will compete in the Mineola marching contest on October 9. This competition consists of two rounds, with Lindale’s preliminary performance scheduled for 4:30pm that afternoon.

    “This contest will give the band a chance to perform in a competitive situation before we go to UIL,” head band director Stephen Moore said. “I’m ready for the band world to see what our band is doing and get feedback from the judges.”

    In a typical marching season, the band’s first opportunity to perform in a contest setting is at actual UIL marching contest. This chance to perform in a competitive atmosphere prior to UIL contest is an opportunity the band has never had until now.

    “I believe this contest will be a great run through of our contest drill prior to competing at UIL,” junior band member Collin Hill said. “The last two years we have just had additional Monday night practices on our days off, but I believe this will be a great experience of preparing us against some very tough competition.”

    This year is also a year in which bands compete in the UIL Area contest in hopes of eventually advancing to the state level. This upcoming contest in Mineola gives the band a chance to compete in the format of this additional contest in preparation.

    “I think we are going to perform very well,” band director Susan Scott said. “It’s a great opportunity for us to put the whole drill on the field in a contest setting before UIL, and a great chance to see how we stack up against some other good east Texas bands.”