The Wildcats Marching Band attended their third contest of the season Saturday at Mt. Pleasant. Band Director Charles McCauley said the band gave a really good performance at the football game Friday but he said the band’s performance at Mt. Pleasant Saturday afternoon was even better. McCauley said the band continued to go up the ladder.
On Saturday, the band earned a first division rating or one rating from all three judges. Color guard received a two, percussion got a one and drum majors received a one. The band did not advance to the finals. Still McCauley said the band is heading in the right direction. He said there are always issues to deal with and work on. Based on judge’s comments, the band will be making tweaks before they perform at the UIL Region IV Marching Contest back in Mt. Pleasant Tuesday. The band will perform at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday. It’s the first leg of Sweepstakes for the band. McCauley said if the band makes a one at the UIL contest, they will qualify for Area competition. He said they have made it to Area every year since at least 1999.
McCauley said the band has a competitive show and he feels it is peaking at the right time. He said it is not unusual to still be tweaking the show the day before the UIL contest. McCauley said the band has yet to put together a performance where everything clicked. He said they have come close. McCauley said he hoped the band would peak at Area competition on October 28 but he said they have to earn their trip to Area with a good performance Tuesday.