This weekend the public is invited to Tiger Stadium at Grim Park as they will be hosting a big high school marching band competition. It all takes place this Saturday, October 2 from 10:30 AM until 7 PM. It's the annual Four States Invitational Marching Contest.

Fifteen high school marching bands will compete for the top honors. They are expecting up to 4,000 students to be a part of the competition.

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The Four States Invitational Marching Contest helps these area schools better prepare for their regional contests.  The admission fee is $5 for adults and $3 for students.

According to a press release the judges are Dr. Ross Grant, Retired Band Director for Irving High School; David Kirkley, Retired Director of Bands for Eagle Mountain Saginaw ISD; Dr. Jeffrey Mathews, Retired Director of Bands for Northwestern State University; David Stuart, Sr., Retired Band Director, Magnolia High School; John Young, Director of Bands & Fine Arts, Terrell ISD.

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The Schedule of the high school performances are:

11:00 a.m. Texas High School

11:45 a.m. Genoa Central High School

Noon Maud High School

12:15 p.m. James Bowie High School

12:30 p.m. Quitman High School

12:45PM -1:15PM -  Break   

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1:15 p.m. Linden-Kildare High School

1:30 p.m. Hooks High School

1:45 p.m. Hamburg High School

2:00 p.m. New Boston High School

2:15 p.m. Redwater High School

2:30 p.m. BREAK

2:45 p.m. Liberty Eylau High School

3:00 p.m. Pleasant Grove High School

3:15 p.m. Bullard High School

3:30 p.m. Arkansas High School

3:45 p.m. Pine Tree High School

4:00 p.m. Texas High School

4:30 – 6:00 p.m. BREAK

6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Finalist 1-6 Performances

7:00 p.m. Awards Presentation

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