The Randall Marching Band prepares for UIL

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Izzy Caperton

The band practices playing music during their first period band class.

Tanner Bass, Contributing Writer

The Randall Band will compete in the UIL marching contest Oct. 20 at Dick Bivins Stadium. The band will compete against other bands in the Panhandle.

This will be the band’s third and final competition of the year, but what makes this one different is that instead of being ranked and placed with the other bands, they will receive a rating from 1-5 with 1 being the best and 5 being the worst. The band will perform at 8:30 p.m. and will then stay to support and cheer on the other bands.

“This contest is important because it truly shows how good we are,” trombone player sophomore Trenton George said. “The band can really get some work done whenever they feel committed.”

In order to score high, George said the Raider band has some weakest qualities they will need to overcome, such as “horn angles.” 

“The music is pretty challenging,” George said. “But I am hopeful that we will play to the best of our ability and make an impression at the competition.”