Band Receives Sweepstake One Ratings at UIL Region

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Courtesy of Randall Metzger

Spinning their rifle, Niko Kanda ‘25 performs for the crowd. The color guard helps add color and excitement to the field.

Sophia Sartor, Reporter

The Westwood Warrior Marching Band played at the University Interscholastic League (UIL) Region Marching Contest at Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex on Tuesday, Oct. 11. The band earned the highest rating, a one out of five, from each of the three judges, succeeding in advancing to the area competition.

“The straight ones mean we performed at the superior level in general effects, visuals, and music, according to the judges,” Alison Jacoby ‘24 said.

The band held a four-hour rehearsal on Monday, Oct. 10 to implement new choreography and elements into the show before the performance. In the upcoming weeks, they will work to finalize the entire show in order to play all parts one through four for the UIL Area Marching Contest.

“I’m nervous for area this year because the competitors are crazy good, so we’ve got some tough competition,” Jacoby said. “All the competitions are so much fun though, and I’m looking forward to them.”

The band will go on to perform at UIL Area on Saturday, Oct. 29 to compete for the opportunity to go to state, as they did last year.