Argyle ISD Superintendent Telena Wright, left, drum major Walker Santone, color guard Captain Lois Robertson, drum major Jacy Haynes and Argyle High School Principal John King celebrate the marching band’s second-place finish at the University Interscholastic League State Marching Band Contest in San Antonio on Nov. 7.


Bands mark successful marching season

The Argyle High School marching band took silver in its division at this year’s University Interscholastic League State Marching Band Contest earlier this month.

The band finished second in the 4A division behind Canton High School at the competition in San Antonio on Nov. 7. Argyle has a history of championship finishes at the state level.

Argyle qualified for the state contest after taking first in its area contest.

In Class 4A, Aubrey High School placed eighth, Sanger High School placed 12th and Krum High School placed 18th. Guyer High School placed 16th at its 6A area contest.

All of the aforementioned bands received superior ratings, or the highest possible score, at their regional contest earlier in the year.

The UIL alternates which classes compete for the state title. This year, classes 2A, 4A and 6A were eligible for the state contest. Next year, 3A and 5A bands will take their turn.

Despite this off-year, Ponder and Pilot Point bands received superior ratings at their 3A regional contest. Denton, Ryan, Braswell and Lake Dallas also earned superior ratings in the 5A division.

— Staff report

CAITLYN JONES can be reached at 940-566-6862 and via Twitter at @CjonesDRC.

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