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District bands advance to finals at local marching contest

Denton Independent School District marching bands from Denton, Guyer and Ryan high schools each advanced to the finals of the recent US Bands Marching Music Series competition at the C.H. Collins Athletic Complex.

Only the top 12 scoring bands from the preliminary round advanced to the finals, with Guyer finishing 10th, Ryan finishing 11th and Denton finishing 12th among a large contingent of marching bands from across the Dallas-Fort Worth area and North Texas region.

The competition was the first of the season for the three Denton ISD high school bands as they prepare for area, regional and state qualification later this fall. The UIL state marching band contest for Class 5A (the state alternates 5A and 6A each year) will be held Nov. 3 at the Alamodome in San Antonio.