The Socorro Independent School District will host the 2018 University Interscholastic League (UIL) Marching Band Region Contest at the SAC.
The competition will feature bands from the El Paso region, including all six SISD high school bands. It will begin at 10 a.m. and will feature Class 2A, 4A, 5A and 6A bands.
Awards will be given after all schools from each class perform.
This year, Class 6A marching bands, who receive a division 1 rating, will move on to participate October 27 in the 2018 UIL Area Contest at Ratliff Stadium in Odessa. Top bands will then move on to the Texas State Marching Contest November 5-7 at the Alamodome in San Antonio.
In between the UIL Region and Area contests, SISD will sponsor the 26th Annual Marchfest. The competition on October 20 at the SAC allows bands to fine tune their marching programs. Marchfest will again be streamed live, right here on El Paso Herald-Post starting at 7am
Both the UIL and Marchfest event are open to the public and offers great family entertainment. The general admission fee is $5; children under the age of three are free.
What: 2018 UIL Marching Band Region Contest
Who: Regional high school bands, directors, parents and school administrators
Where: Student Activities Complex (SAC) | 1300 Joe Battle Blvd.
When: Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 | Performances begin at 10 a.m.