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SSHS Wildcat Band Competition Season Kicked Off On High Note

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Reveal And Dedication Ceremony For New Trailer, Performance Slated Tonight At Prim

The Sulphur Springs High School Wildcat Marching Band’s competition season kicked off on a high note over the weekend. The SSHS band is preparing for three events over the next 2 weeks.

The band have what Director of Bands Spencer Emmert called a “great performance” Nov. 7, which resulted in straight first division ratings from all judges Saturday, Nov. 7, at an event in Mesquite.

Sulphur Springs High School Marching Band performs during halftime show Nov. 6

Before they hit the road for another event Nov. 14 in Celina, a special reveal and dedication ceremony has been scheduled for the new band semi trailer, obtained following approval of the school board to transport all of the band equipment and uniforms to band contests and performances.

The band director requested the trailer in February, noting that after several experiencing in which the band trailer broke down between the school and performances. This would also allow for better organization and condition of instruments, equipment and uniforms upon arrival as it could be customized to fit the band’s needs, including compartments and spaced dedicated for specific purposes.

The Community-Wide Reveal & Dedication Ceremony will be held at 5:30 p.m. this evening, Wednesday, Nov. 11, in the visitor’s parking lot at Gerald Prim Stadium. The event will feature Special presentations and a Band stand-still performance. All community members are invited to attend.

The SSHS Marching Band will be traveling to Celina on Nov. 14 for contest. Their performance time is 12:45 p.m. This will help them prepare for the upcoming UIL contest, which they will host on Nov. 17.

The Region 4 UIL Marching Contest will feature bands in Classes 1A, 2A, 4A, 5A, competing at Gerald Prim Stadium starting at 9 a.m. Nov. 17. The SSHS Wildcat Marching Band will be the final band to perform that day; their start time is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Nov. 17.

If the SSHS Band qualifies, they will compete Dec. 5 in the UIL Area Marching Contest at Mesquite Memorial Stadium.

Author: Faith Huffman

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