In the mood for some marching band music? Then Tiger Stadium at Grim Park is where you'll want to be on Saturday, October 3 from 9:30AM to 5:30PM as it becomes the host facility for the Four States Invitational Marching Contest. An expected 4,200 students representing 24 schools from the four states area will be in attendance and will wow the crowd with their unique marching abilities. The event will be followed with an awards ceremony that begins at 5PM.

The Four States Invitational Marching Contest brings together the musical and marching talents of area bands as they prepare for regional contests.

Admission is $2 per adult and $1 per student. The public is invited to attend.

Judges for this year’s contest are: Robert Hesse, Director of Bands for University of Arkansas at Monticello, AR; Jeff Matthews, Director of Bands for Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, LA; Dan McDonald, Associate Director of Bands for Northwestern State University. Percussion judge will be Aaron Seal, Director of Percussion for Arkadelphia High School in Arkadelphia, Ark. Drum Major judging will be by Kara Compton, Texas Middle School Head Band Director and Color Guards will be judged by Phyllis Deese, Director of Human Resources for Texarkana College.

Schedule of performance are as follows:

10AM        Texas High School

10:15AM   Mt. Pleasant High School

10:30AM   BREAK

10:45AM   Maud High School

11AM        Logansport High School

11:15AM   James Bowie High School

11:30AM    Linden-Kildare High School

11:45AM    Prescott High School

Noon         Rivercrest High School

12:15PM   Paul Pewitt High School

12:30PM   BREAK

12:45PM   Hooks High School

1:00PM     Bossier Parish High School

1:15PM     Prairieland High School

1:30PM     Ashdown High School

1:45PM     Benton High School

2PM          Redwater High School

2:15PM     Mt. Vernon High School

2:30PM     Queen City High School

2:45PM      BREAK

3PM           C. E. Byrd High School

3:15PM      Liberty Eylau High School

3:30PM      Pleasant Grove High School

3:45PM      Atlanta High School

4PM           Arkansas High School

4:15PM      Airline High School

4:30PM      Vilonia High School


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