the Sulphur Springs High School Wildcat Band have had a great week of competition, scoring well at both the Royse City competition Oct. 9 and UIL Contest on Oct. 11.
The band started out on Saturday winning Best In Class 5A and finishing 2nd Overall in the finals at the Royse City Contest against a “stout lineup of great bands.” According to school staff, “these students have proven that hard work pays off.”
The Wildcat Band too is to be congratulated for receiving straight first division or superior ratings at the Region UIL Contest Tuesday. The students are now working toward the Area Contest on Oct. 23.
The UIL contest Oct. 11 was the Wildcat Band’s fourth contest this month. They competed in two contests on Saturday, Oct. 2, earning first division ratings from all judges and receiving the Outstanding Music award in Class 5A at Mesquite Memorial Stadium. The band also won Best in Class 5A, earned recognition for having the most outstanding Winds and Color Guard in Class 5A, and finished third overall at the Sunnyvale High School contest Saturday evening.
In readiness for these contests, the SSHS Wildcat Band held their annual band camp weeks before classes began for the 2021-2022 school year. They have gradually worked up to their full marching routine, adding a little bit more to their show each week they performed during halftime at the Wildcats’ varsity football games.
(Click here to view halftime shows featuring the SSHS Wildcat Band.)