This contest will be held on October 30th at Lindale HS.
As of 10/11/2021, there are 19 bands intending on competing in Open Class.
These bands are:
Spring Hill (competed at the UIL military State Contest last year)
Shepherd (Did not compete last year)
Hamshire-Fannett (got a 2 this year. Not advancing)
Hargrave (Did not show up at Region last year)
Jasper (got a 2nd Division last year)
Liberty (2nd Division last year)
Silsbee (Got a 2 this year. Not advancing)
West Orange-Stark (Got a 2 this year. Not advancing)
Palestine (Got a 2 this year. Not advancing)
Last year, 4 bands advanced out of 11 competing bands. They were: North Lamar, Lumberton, Bridge City, and Paris. 2018 5 bands advanced out of 25 competing bands. They were: North Lamar, Spring Hill, Paris, Little Cypress-Mauriceville, and Lumberton.
In bold are the bands that advanced last year. In Italics are the bands who would've made Area Finals last year.
This contest is really stacked as NL, Lumberton, LCM, Bridge City, Livingston, Spring Hill, and Paris all have a shot to make State.
Please feel free to discuss on who you think could advance from this very stacked 4A Area.