The Seven Lakes High School Band will represent KatyISD in the upcoming State marching contest in San Antonio, Texas, on Tuesday, November 6th. They will compete against other marching bands from across the state for top honors. This is quite an achievement and a testament to the hard work and dedication of the directors, band, and color guard members.
After earning a division 1 rating in the Region 23 UIL Marching Contest earlier this month, Katy ISD’s Seven Lakes High School advanced to the Area Marching Contest this past Saturday, Oct. 27th. A total of 22 bands competed in the Area Contest with 10 advancing to Finals and only 4 advancing to compete at the State Marching Contest. The Seven Lakes High School band was among the top 4 bands and will advance to State! Only 4 times since the 1980’s has a school from Katy made it to the State Marching Contest and only 2 times in 5A classification. The last time a school advanced to the State Marching level was Seven Lakes High School in 2007, as a 4A school.
The State Marching Contest will take place at the Alamodome in San Antonio on Tuesday, November 6th. Seven Lakes High School’s performance time is 10:30 a.m.
The Seven Lakes High School band competes with both band and colorguard members and is comprised of approximately 300 members. Directors include: Damon Archer- Directors of Bands; David Reynolds- Associate Director of Bands; Jonathan Yoo-Assistant Director of Bands; and Angie Fritsch-Guard Director. Drum Majors include: Grace Chung-Head Drum Major; Alaina Roth; Molly Todd; and Mark Milhelin.
Excitement and support for the band abound at Seven Lakes! The school has even arranged a “fan bus” for students to travel to San Antonio to support the band at their performance!
The band is also given support and assistance from Rachel Luergering , Student Teacher, and many dedicated parent volunteers. They are also fortunate to have supportive corporate sponsors which include Conoco-Philips; Wal-Mart Transportation; Baytown Shopping Center; M&H Enterprises; Soteica Visual Mesa; Drs. Hamon & Debuyl, DDS; Infinity Roofing; Kingsland Dental Group; Randall’s; Trendmaker Homes; Trailer World of Katy; KTK, Inc; and Forrest Orthodontics.
Visit www.slhsband.org for more information.
Photographer: Steve Hickman