Bands receive top marks

KEEPING AN EYE on the next formation just another step or two ahead, this Fredericksburg High School trumpeteer performs with the group during the UIL Region XI Marching Band Competition on Saturday, Oct. 19, in Hondo. Fredericksburg and Harper bands both won first-division ratings. —Standard-Radio Post/Lisa Treiber-Walter

Both Fredericksburg and Harper high school marching bands earned the highest rating possible at the University Interscholastic League (UIL) Region XI Marching Competition held Saturday, Oct. 19, in Hondo.

The Harper band will advance further into UIL’s Class 1A competition in the hopes of reaching state, but this is not an advancement year for Class 3A bands, including Fredericksburg.

Harper Band

Harper High School’s Longhorn Band will advance in Class 1A competition to the UIL Area E Marching Competition on Saturday, Oct. 26, in San Antonio.

In a field of nine Class 1A bands, Harper’s student musicians will step off on their contest show at 6:30 p.m. at East Central High School Stadium...

Fredericksburg Band

Dubbed the “Pride of the Texas Hill Country,” the Fredericksburg High School Marching Band worked to earn that title by winning a perfect First Division rating at the region contest in Hondo.

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