Bright colors, a variety of patterns and sounds of the season are on tap as marching band begins. Many parents, students and community members are excited as the band’s next journey begins.
For the Fightin’ Farmers Marching Band, moving up to Class 4A in UIL competition also means the potential opportunity to go to state marching competition again.
Last year, the band advanced to state in the Class 3A division and received second place in state. Changing from 3A to 4A has presented challenges but also some opportunities. This will be the senior class’ third opportunity to advance to state, which is a unique chance for students.
“While it is definitely a goal of ours to return to the state competition, I won’t consider the season a disappointment if we don’t medal again this year in a higher classification,” FHS Band Director Scott Cross said. “I feel confident in the kids’ abilities to achieve at a very high level, and as long as we meet our capabilities I’m always happy. There’s a ton of very good 4A bands in our area of the state, and I feel like we’re one of them.”
By Wyndi Veigel • News Editor • [email protected]
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