Eleven marching bands advance from region to area competition

October 26, 2018

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The Cypress Falls High School marching band was one of 11 CFISD ensembles to qualify for the Area I Contest, which will be held Oct. 27 at Legacy Stadium in Katy. (Photo courtesy Zachary Muddiman)

Oct. 26, 2018—Eleven CFISD marching bands advanced to the UIL Area I Marching Band Contest after earning high marks at the Region 27 Marching Contest on Oct. 20 at Cy-Fair FCU Stadium. The region competition was hosted by the Cypress Ranch High School band program.

The Class 6A varsity band programs compete in an alternating-year schedule for the opportunity to qualify and participate in the UIL State Marching Band Contest, set for Nov. 5-7 at the Alamodome in San Antonio.

The Area I Contest will be held at Katy ISD’s Legacy Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 27. Marching bands from Alief, Houston, Katy and Spring Branch school districts will join CFISD qualifiers.

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A member of the Langham Creek High School front ensemble performs at the UIL Region 27 Marching Contest. The marching band qualified for the Area I Contest. (Photo courtesy Zachary Muddiman)

The following CFISD marching bands advanced to the area competition (performance time):

  • Cy-Fair High School (9:30 a.m.);
  • Cypress Ridge High School (9:45 a.m.);
  • Cypress Falls High School (10:45 a.m.);
  • Cypress Springs High School (11 a.m.);
  • Cypress Ranch High School (11:15 a.m.);
  • Jersey Village High School (12:45 p.m.);
  • Bridgeland High School (1 p.m.);
  • Langham Creek High School (1:15 p.m.).
  • Cypress Lakes High School (1:30 p.m.);
  • Cypress Woods High School (4 p.m.); and
  • Cypress Creek High School (4:30 p.m.).

Following the preliminary round, 10 finalists will return to perform in the evening, with the finals to begin at 7:15 p.m.

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A member of the Cy-Fair High School color guard performs on the field at the UIL Region 27 Marching Contest. Cy-Fair was among 11 CFISD marching bands to qualify for the Area I Contest, which will be held Oct. 27 at Legacy Stadium in Katy. (Photo courtesy Zachary Muddiman)

General admission is $5 (cash only) for the area competition.

A clear bag policy will be enforced at Legacy Stadium. Clear backpacks, clear totes and clear storage bags are allowed with no size restrictions. Non-transparent purses and bags must be limited to approximately 4 ½” x 6 ½”. An exception will be made for medically necessary items.

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