The Dripping Springs High School Tiger Marching Band advanced to the UIL State Marching Contest after finishing in third place at the Area D competition in Pflugerville. The Tiger Band has now qualified for seven of the last eight state competitions.
At the area contest, the band placed first in the preliminary round as one of seven bands to advance to the area finals. In finals, the judges ranked DSHS third, third and fifth for the music portion and second and third in marching. DSHS totaled 16 points to finish behind McCallum High School (10 points) and Hendrickson High School (13 points).
The Tiger Band will march in the preliminary round of the UIL State Marching Contest at 6:45 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Alamodome in San Antonio. The top 12 bands advance to the state finals, which will begin at 2 p.m. Nov. 2.