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.

Photo by Curioso Photography on Unsplash
Photo by Curioso Photography on Unsplash

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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