• January 24, 2022
 ‘Bandtober’ Starts A Weekend Earlier for Local Bands

Eastlake High School Band and Flags performing at the 2017 Marchfest, SISD SAC, El Paso Texas October 21, 2017

‘Bandtober’ Starts A Weekend Earlier for Local Bands

This weekend starts 6 straight weeks of exciting marching band action.  Below is a list of contests, venues, and admission prices.

Full contest schedules are available to view on the “Musical Notes- The Blog” Facebook page

September 29– Coronado T-bird marching Invitational, Coronado HS,14 bands, start time 12 noon, $5 admission, prelims/finals format

September 29– Andress Marching Invitational, Andress HS, 7 bands, 4:00 p.m. start time, single-round contest, $5 admission


October 6– El Paso ISD marching contest, Franklin HS, 28 bands,7:45 a.m. start time, ratings only contest, $5 admission

October 13– UIL regional marching contest, Socorro Athletic complex,  31 bands, 10:00 a.m. start time, ratings only, $5 admission

October 20– Socorro ISD marchfest, 27 bands, 8:00 a.m. start time, prelims/finals format, $5 admission


October 27– NMSU Tournament of Bands, Aggie Memorial Stadium, 25 bands, 8:00 a.m. start time, prelims/finals format, $17 General admission plus fees if purchased in advance

October 27– Area 4-A band contest, Lubbock, TX, Lowery Field, other information not yet available

October 27– Area 6-A band contest, Odessa, TX, Ratliff Stadium, other information not yet available


Author – Lorraine Kubala

For all things band and musical, visit Lorraine’s Facebook page: Musical Notes – The Blog

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