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SSHS Wildcat Band Kicks Off Competition Season On High Note At Mesquite, Sunnyvale Marching Contests

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The Sulphur Springs High School Wildcat Band kicked off the competition season on a high note Saturday at the Mesquite and Sunnyvale marching contests.

“This was the first time in many years the band attended two contests in one day,” SSISD Director of Bands Spencer Emmert noted.

The SSHS Wildcat Band did well on Oct. 2, 2021, earning first division ratings from all judges and receiving the Outstanding Music Award in Class 5A at the Mesquite Memorial Stadium early Saturday. 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.

The band will continue their marching contest season, performing the full contest show, which the students have gradually been adding to at the halftime show each week. They are gearing up for the UIL regional and area marching contests later this month.

The SSHS Wildcat Band competition season is scheduled to continue with two contests scheduled three days apart. The 2021 marching contest schedule includes:

  • Saturday, October 9 – Royse City High School: Prelims Performance time is approximately 3:15 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 12 – UIL Region Contest at Pine Tree Stadium: Performance time is 3:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 23 – UIL Area Contest at Mesquite Memorial Stadium
Sulphur Springs High School Wildcat Band performing during the halftime show on Sept. 24, 2021.

(Click here to view halftime shows featuring the SSHS Wildcat Band.)

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Author: Faith Huffman

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