• April 11, 2021

Tags : bandtober

Socorro ISD marching bands prepare for big season contests

Socorro Independent School District fine arts students are gearing up for the University Interscholastic League Region Marching Contest and the SISD Marchfest. The UIL region contest will be Oct. 12 at the SISD Student Activities Complex. This year, Eastlake and El Dorado High School will have the opportunity to be among Class 5A marching bands […]Read More

Bandtober Goes Out With A Blast: Three Regional Contests

Bandtober is almost over, and it’s going out with a bang. Three important contests are happening on Saturday, but none of them are in El Paso, although they all are relatively easy drives from us. The largest contest is the  41st annual Tournament of Bands, taking place in Aggie Memorial Stadium up in Las Cruces, […]Read More

Area Bands ‘Tune Up’ For UIL Competition at EPISD Invitational

27 bands took the field at Franklin High School Saturday, as El Paso ISD hosted their invitational contest for area marching bands. Serving as adjudicators for the event were Valentino Leyba, Kevin Moreman, and Shawn Silva, all band directors in the Las Cruces Public Schools. Instrumental Coordinator Julio Castillo was the contest organizer. Due to […]Read More

Bel Air Band Earns Top Spot at Thunderbird Invitational

The Coronado Band’s Thunderbird Invitational, held on September 29, kicked off what should be 5 weeks of some great band action here in the Borderland. Thirteen bands, along with the host T-Bird band, performed for a panel of 7 judges, which scored each organization in a narrow set of criteria and offered suggestions on improving […]Read More

‘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– […]Read More

Bel Air Highlanders Set to Represent El Paso at Bands

The first marching competition of the 2018 season starts Saturday, September 22, at the Bands of America West Texas Regional in Midland. The Bel Air band will be the sole El Paso representative at this contest and will march in the first slot of the competition at 10:15 a.m. at Grande Communications Stadium. The competition […]Read More

‘Bandtober’ kicks into high gear with three events this week

Band performances aren’t just for halftime anymore. The 2015 Band Marching season started last week at Andress High’s Marching Invitational, but now kicks into high gear this week. The first of three important competitions gets underway tonight at Socorro ISD’s Eastlake High, as they host the 2015 Percussion Invitational at 5 p.m. The fun continues on Friday with El […]Read More