For the third straight year, the Wildcats’ band earned sweepstakes. Only the Wildcats’ band and Pine Tree in Class 5A earned sweepstakes at the UIL Contest last Thursday featuring a concert on stage and site reading. The band also earned the highest score of first division, or 1, in marching during the fall.
Wildcats Band Director Charles McCauley said when it comes time to perform, his kids show up and do well. He said Sulphur Springs was the only school to send five bands, three from middle school and two from high school, to UIL contests. All five bands earned a top score of 1 in concert. Four also earned a 1 in site reading to get sweepstakes.
McCauley said success at the high school level begins with work at middle school. He praised assistant band directors Steven Proctor, Jennifer Turner, Robert McDaniel and Jeffrey Garza.
Next for the band are tryouts for the color guard and drum majors.
The band banquet will take place May 13.