Contest season begins for Tiger Band

The award-winning Wills Point Tiger Band’s marching season will reach another gear beginning this weekend with the group scheduled to kick off one of its busiest months with two contest performances.

The Tiger Band will be in action at five separate contests and events total during the month of October, including an appearance at the Mesquite Invitational at Mesquite Memorial Stadium Oct. 7 beginning at 11:15 a.m. and at the Sunnyvale Marching Invitational at Sunnyvale High School Oct. 7 with a preliminary performance at 4:30 p.m.

Other upcoming events for the Tiger Band are slated to include the Mineola Invitational Marching Contest Oct. 9, the Princeton Marching Contest Oct. 14 and the UIL Regional Marching Contest Oct. 25.

Wills Point will enter the event with plenty of momentum, recording numerous top finishes at events and contests during the previous school year, including placing fourth overall among all 4A schools at the UIL State Marching Contest.

Tiger Band director John Young explained some basics about this year’s show noting, “The show is called ‘Dia de los Muertos’ features the music of Alfred Reed, Giuseppe Verdi, Gustavo Dudamel and Issac Albeniz.”

Preparation for contest season is a lengthy process, beginning back in August with the band’s first series of camps.

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