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Local marching bands score first division ratings at UIL contest Saturday

The Region 21 UIL Marching Band Contest was held at SFA’s Homer Bryce Stadium Saturday and several local bands came away with first division ratings. The Center, Shelbyville, Tenaha, Garrison, Carthage and Nacogdoches marching bands took the first step toward the coveted Sweepstakes Award. Scoring second division ratings were Joaquin, Timpson, San Augustine and Hemphill. West Sabine’s band received a third division. Bands must make a first division in marching, playing and sight-reading competition to qualify for Sweepstakes. Congratulations to all bands!