The Dawson Eagle Band and Catalyst Color Guard are advancing to the 4A University Interscholastic League State Marching Band Contest Tuesday, Nov. 5, in San Antonio.
After a second-place finish at the Area F contest on Oct. 26, Dawson High School students are bound for the Alamodome, where they will compete against 27 other 4A bands for the state title.
During the preliminary round of the state contest Nov. 5, DHS is scheduled to perform at 3 p.m. Finals will begin at 6:45 p.m.
“I am extremely proud of our students’ inspirational performance and strong finish at area. When we travel to San Antonio, it will be our third time to compete at state since we have advanced each time we have been eligible. Regardless of the final outcome, the band and color guard are grand champions in my eyes already because of their dedication to the program and to each other,” Ryan Agard, DHS head band director, said.
Currently, 1A, 2A and 4A bands compete for the UIL title during odd years, and 3A and 5A bands during even years.
For more information about the state contest, visit the UIL website at https://www.uiltexas.org/music/marching-band/state.