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Sundown Marching Band headed to state contest

GETTING READY FOR STATE – Sundown Drum Majors Victoria Rico and Makayla Baeza pose in front of the practicing band Tuesday morning and hold the plaque the band earned for placing first at the Area UIL Marching Contest last Saturday in Amarillo. As a result of the win, the band is advancing to the state UIL Marching Contest in the Alamo Dome in San Antonio Monday. The band has 174 members and is under the direction of Mike Glaze. It will march at 7:44 p.m. Monday in the Class 2A prelims. The fin

The Sundown High School Marching Band is going to state after having won the Area marching contest in Amarillo last Saturday.

‘We came in first,’ says Band Director Mike Glaze. ‘I couldn’t be more proud. The kids gave us their best performance yet. We’re all excited about whatís to come.’

The band beat 20 other bands to earn the right to advance to the state competition. Also advancing are New Deal, Forsan  and Panhandle. 

Sundown won the event by earning straight ones in the finals of the marching contest. New Deal was second, Forsan was third and Panhandle was fourth.

Sundown was also ranked first in the prelims and competed against New Deal, Forsan, Panhandle, Abernathy, Canadian, West Texas High School, Booker, Stratford and Wellington in the finals Saturday. 

Other bands competing in the Area contest were Wheeler, Tahoka, McCamey, Irion County, Hale Center, Seagraves, Floydada, Sudan, Vega and Claude.

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