Lindale band earns highest rating for 43rd consecutive year

Published on Tuesday, 31 October 2017 10:17 - Written by BRIANNA HARMON, bharmon@tylerpaper.com

The Lindale High School band, competing in the recent University Interscholastic League district contest in Longview, earned the highest possible rating for the 43rd consecutive year.

“Our band program has the reputation of being one of the best band programs in Texas,” said Lindale ISD Superintendent Stan Surratt. “Earning a first division rating for the 43rd consecutive year certainly strengthens that reputation. I am very proud of our band students and directors as they represent Lindale High School and the Lindale community.”

The regional contest is judged to a standard as defined by the UIL, and the judges rate on a scale of 1 to 5.

The overall ranking is a composite of all three judges’ ratings. The judges included Dr. Tim Rhea, director of bands at Texas A&M and director of the Aggie marching band.

Since the Lindale band earned a first division rating it automatically qualified to advance to the area marching contest on Saturday at Mesquite Memorial Stadium.