On Monday, Oct. 22, the Timber Creek Marching Band competed at the UIL Region 30 Marching Contest in Joshua, TX. Originally scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 16, the event was rescheduled due to rain. The band received superior ratings from all three judges, advancing the band to Area.

“The band has had the most successful year in its history,” explains Erin Obregon, senior flute section leader. “I am super excited for the opportunity to compete for a spot at state this weekend.”

With a quick turnaround, the band competed at the Area B marching contest at Pennington Field on Saturday, Oct. 27, in hopes of being one of five bands from the area to advance to the state marching contest in San Antonio. While they had an amazing preliminary and finals run, the band placed 6th, making them 1st alternate for the State Marching Contest.

The band tied with Duncanville High School for 5th place, leaving the tie breaker to judge’s preference. The judges ultimately decided on Duncanville, sending them to the State Marching Contest.

A total of 29 bands competed in the Area Marching Contest, where one band from every five advances to state.