The Wildcats Marching Band went to its second contest of the season Monday at Mineola and again made the finals. Band Director Charles McCauley said it was a hot day, perhaps the hottest he can remember for a contest. It was the second year for the Mineola contest and McCauley said it was well run and the venue was great. He said the field was nestled into surrounding woods.
The field included bands from strong programs such as Canton and Wills Point. Tyler Lee and Lindale were also there. McCauley said three judges paid attention just to the bands looking for marching, music, visuals and general effect. Individual judges also were assigned to percussion, the color guard and drum majors. All sections of the band and the band got a score of one or first division except percussion, which got a two or second division. McCauley said out of 30 percussion units, only 5 received scores of one.
Seven bands were selected for the finals, including the Wildcats band. They finished in sixth place after a finals performance that McCauley said was the band’s most complete performance so far this season.
After the Wildcats band performs at the football game Friday night at The Prim, they will attend a contest Saturday at Mt. Pleasant. The Wildcats are scheduled to perform at 3 p.m.