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Four Marching Bands Awarded UIL 1st Divisions, Advance to Area


On Saturday, Oct. 16, all of Denton ISD's high school marching bands performed in the UIL Region 2 Marching Band Contest at C.H. Collins Athletic Complex. The four bands gave outstanding performances and all four received unanimous 1st Division "Superior" ratings from all of the judges. All four bands will advance to their respective UIL classification's Area level contest.

Denton High and Ryan High bands will perform in the UIL 5A Area B Marching Band Contest on Saturday, Oct. 23 at Children's Health Stadium in Prosper ISD. Twenty-two bands will perform in the preliminary competition with Denton High performing at 9:45 a.m. and Ryan High at 10:45 a.m. The top ten scoring bands in prelims will advance to finals beginning at 7 p.m. The top four scoring bands at the end of Area finals will advance to the UIL 5A State Marching Band Contest on Nov. 1-2 at the San Antonio Alamodome.

Braswell High and Guyer High bands will perform in the UIL 6A Area C Marching Band Contest on Saturday, Oct. 30 at Mesquite ISD's Memorial Stadium. That contest will have 29 bands in the preliminary competition. The performance schedule has not been determined at the time of this story being published. This contest will determine which 6A bands will advance from Area C to the UIL 6A State Marching Band Contest on Nov. 8-9 at the San Antonio Alamodome.

Denton ISD is extremely proud of the students and directors in all four of its high school marching bands. We congratulate them for their UIL 1st Division ratings and wish them the best in the Area level competition.

UIL Region 2 Marching Band Contest - 1st Division "Superior" Ratings

5A Denton HS Band - Brian Wilson, director; Jesse Woolery, associate director; Phillip Elder, percussion director; Devin Guillote, color guard director

Denton Band

5A Ryan HS Band - Mary Brown, director; Jarrod Beard, associate director; Frank Chapple, percussion director; Devin Guillote, color guard director; Keli Jones, dance director

Ryan Band

6A Braswell HS Band - Aaron Snipes, director; Taylor Sitzman, associate director; Alan Miller, percussion director; Emily Strother, color guard director

Braswell Band

6A Guyer HS Band - Nathan Taylor, director; Mikaela Pyle, associate director; Alyson Downs, color guard director; Michael Rogers, percussion instructor

Guyer Band