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LC-M Band State Bound

By Van Wade

The Orange Leader

 

NACOGDOCHES — Every two years, the University Interscholastic League allows bands in two classifications to compete in the UIL State Marching Band Contest.

This year Class 4A schools that qualify will make the trip.

Well, one band will be growling their way all the way to San Antonio Nov. 7.

The Little Cypress-Mauriceville Battlin’ Bear Band, which has been awesome year-in and year-out for so many years will be heading that direction as they had an amazing performance at the Area Meet at Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches over the weekend.

It was quite a long day last Saturday at Area for the band members and their families and friends.

The band performed early on Saturday and had to wait for a few grueling hours to find out whether they had made the Top 10.

They were elated to make the Top 10 and had to play again Saturday night in the final round.

They then impressed the judges to make the top five to punch their ticket to the State Marching Contest.

The other four schools in the region that will advance to State includes Paris, Atlanta, Spring Hill and North Lamar.

The Bridge City Band also made it to area and advanced to the Finals Saturday night to wrap up another great year.

The LC-M Band will compete at the State Contest Nov. 7 at 10:30 a.m. in the Alamo Dome.

The LC-M Band Booster Club is taking preorders for a State Bound shirt.

Shirts are made of 100 percent cotton and will be $20 each. If you would like to place an order, email Thomas Martin at tmartin@mhcdce.com ASAP with the name, size, and quantity.

Band students need to order a shirt if they want one, as this is a fundraiser to help with trip costs. They will be handed out and payment will be made at the band hall on Friday.