Congratulations to all six Katy ISD high school band programs! At the UIL Region 23 Marching Competition held at Rhodes Stadium October 23, all high school bands from Katy ISD earned the very top UIL rating, a Division I (Superior/Exemplary) from ALL three UIL adjudicators. Each band’s performance was evaluated according to the State UIL Marching Band performance rubric which contains forty-three different indicators for music and marching performance.
Because of this outstanding accomplishment by the bands, each Katy ISD band has advanced to compete in the AREA UIL Marching Competition to be held this Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Berry Center in Cy-Fair ISD.
There will be a total of 22 bands competing in the preliminary round of the Area competition. The performance times for the preliminary round competition is based upon a random draw and will begin at 9:00 a.m.
From the preliminary round of competition, ten bands will advance to the finals competition that evening. The finals round will begin at 7:00 p.m., with all performance times done by a random draw. The competition will conclude at 9:45 p.m. with the announcement of the bands advancing to the State UIL Marching Competition to occur at approximately 10:00 p.m. ONLY four bands will advance to the State competition.
The UIL State Marching Contest for Class 5A will take place on November 6, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.