Twenty-three bands competed in the Hill Country Marching Festival hosted by the Fredericksburg High School Band, Saturday, Sept. 26.
The FHS band performed at the beginning of the competition non-competitively.
Stephen F. Austin, Elgin and Tivy high schools took first, second and third place in the band competition, respectively. Austin was awarded the grand champion trophy.
The FHS band received comments from the judges that will help them in Saturday’s, Oct. 3, University Interscholastic League Band Competition in New Braunfels.
Judge Rebecca Mathis, a color guard director at Cooper High School and Abilene Christian University said, “Your Color Guard adds a great deal of general effect to this show.
“I appreciate the difficulty of the writing, keep cleaning to make it perfect.”
She added, “Drum Majors do an amazing job with this difficult show. You both conduct very musically and are very easy to follow.”