Shiner Gazette Sports

Shiner Comanche Band: A Season of Success
Thursday, November 16, 2017
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2017 Shiner Comanche Marching Band

The Shiner Comanche Band has regained its status as one of the best bands in the state after this yearís marching season.

The band competed at two pre-UIL marching contests, Region Marching Contest, Area Marching Contest, and State Marching Contest. They had a long and arduous season, but we they were able to maintain their focus and drive to reach their goals.

The first hurdle the band had to face was the Seguin Marching Festival where they received 2nd place. The Edna Marching Festival was two weeks later, and the band received 2nd place in the 2A category, as well as Outstanding Winds.

The Comanche Band started their march to state with the Region 18/26 marching contest on October 21st in Giddings and received Division 1 ratings from all three of their judges. Because of these scores, the band advanced to the Area Marching Contest in Robinson.

At the preliminary round of competition for area, the band received 4th place and advanced to finals. Once in finals, the band received 3rd place and advanced to the state marching contest.

The State Marching Contest was held on Monday, November 6 at the Alamodome in San Antonio. The band was one of 18 prestigious bands from across the state to make it to this level of competition. While at the Alamodome, the band received 10th place in the entire state!

There were 139 bands that started at the region level of competition. With the bandís 10th place finish, they are in the top seven percent of 2A bands from across the state. The Comanche Band had an incredible performance at state and finished their season with their heads held high in achievement.

They had a fantastic year that all can be proud of. Congratulations, band, on a fantastic marching season!

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