This weekend the public is invited to Tiger Stadium at Grim Park as they will be hosting a big high school marching band competition. It all takes place this Saturday, October 2 from 10:30 AM until 7 PM. It's the annual Four States Invitational Marching Contest.
Fifteen high school marching bands will compete for the top honors. They are expecting up to 4,000 students to be a part of the competition.
The Four States Invitational Marching Contest helps these area schools better prepare for their regional contests. The admission fee is $5 for adults and $3 for students.
According to a press release the judges are Dr. Ross Grant, Retired Band Director for Irving High School; David Kirkley, Retired Director of Bands for Eagle Mountain Saginaw ISD; Dr. Jeffrey Mathews, Retired Director of Bands for Northwestern State University; David Stuart, Sr., Retired Band Director, Magnolia High School; John Young, Director of Bands & Fine Arts, Terrell ISD.
The Schedule of the high school performances are:
11:00 a.m. Texas High School
11:45 a.m. Genoa Central High School
Noon Maud High School
12:15 p.m. James Bowie High School
12:30 p.m. Quitman High School
12:45PM -1:15PM - Break
1:15 p.m. Linden-Kildare High School
1:30 p.m. Hooks High School
1:45 p.m. Hamburg High School
2:00 p.m. New Boston High School
2:15 p.m. Redwater High School
2:30 p.m. BREAK
2:45 p.m. Liberty Eylau High School
3:00 p.m. Pleasant Grove High School
3:15 p.m. Bullard High School
3:30 p.m. Arkansas High School
3:45 p.m. Pine Tree High School
4:00 p.m. Texas High School
4:30 – 6:00 p.m. BREAK
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Finalist 1-6 Performances
7:00 p.m. Awards Presentation