On Saturday, October 27, the Timpson High School Marching Band competed at the UIL Area C Marching Band Contest held at Pine Tree’s Pirate Stadium in Longview. Fifteen bands competed in class 2A, and the Bear Band placed second. The top three bands from the area contest advanced to the state contest, which will be held at the Alamodome in San Antonio on November 6. This is the second year in a row for the Bear Band to advance to the State Marching Contest! The Carlisle and Union Grove bands will join Timpson in representing Area C at the Alamodome. Timpson will perform at 9:00am on Tuesday morning. There will be 17 class 2A bands competing, and the top 7 bands from the preliminary round will perform again on Tuesday evening for the final round.
Some of the judges’ comments from the Area Contest were:
“Difficult marches played well. Impressive music selection.”
“What a treat to see this kind of superb marching!”
“Tasty, supportive percussion.”
“Expressive control. Great finish!”
“Wonderful step size and posture!”
“Your ranks were exemplary.”
“Thanks for a musical treat, and a great look of posture and elegance. I loved it!”
The band will leave this Monday morning for their trip to State and will have a rehearsal that afternoon followed by dinner in the Alamo City. The band is excited to see San Antonio again and visit The Alamo and other attractions. Marching in the Alamodome will certainly be the highlight of the trip! At the end of the contest, the band will visit Market Square and have dinner at the famous Mi Tierra Café y Panderia! Great job and good luck, Bear Band!