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.
â€śOur band program has the reputation of being one of the best band programs in Texas,â€ť said Lindale ISD Superintendent Stan Surratt. â€śEarning 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.â€ť
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 judgesâ€™ 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.