Tiger band wins area, heads to state

The Dripping Springs High Tiger band punched its ticket to the UIL state marching contest in San Antonio by virtue of placing first at the Area D Marching Competition Oct. 28.

The Tigers’ finish advances them to state, which will be held Nov. 8 at the Alamodome. Dripping Springs is scheduled to perform in the state prelims at 2:15 p.m.

At the area contest, Dripping Springs was ranked first in both the prelims and finals. The finals score for music and marching combined was 6, with the lowest score winning the competition.

This year’s show is “Reflections: See What’s Inside” with music from “Medea’s Dance of Vengeance” by Samuel Barber, “October” by Eric Whitacre, “Reflection” from Mulan and “Reflections of Earth” from Disney’s “Millennium Celebration Suite” all arranged by Carol Britten Chambers.

Drill design is by Serge Walsh and choreography by Darren Mickens, Katie Hopkins and Curtis Euhlmann.

The Tiger Band is under the direction of Keith Lancaster, who is retiring at the end of the marching season. Lancaster is assisted by Derek Woods, who will become the next Tiger head band director, along with Caitlin Hall, and Jason Dye.

Correction: In our print edition, we incorrectly reported the day Dripping Springs’ marching band is scheduled to perform at the UIL State competition. Dripping Springs will perform at 2:15 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Alamodome. We apologize for the error. 

Top 5 scores from the Area D Marching contest finals

  • Dripping Springs – 6
  • Cedar Park – 9
  • Georgetown – 19
  • Rouse – 20
  • McCallum – 26
  • Austin – 34

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