Roaring Wildcat Band competes
By Roger Cowan
This past Saturday, the Yorktown Roaring Wildcat Band attended their first official UIL Marching competition under the leadership of Director Paul Higgins. They returned just after lunch, smiles beaming as they eagerly informed those unable to attend the contest of their overall score of a 2-2-3. The score is the highest mark the band has received in marching competition since 2008.
Though they missed moving onto to the next level in UIL competition, their season is far from over. With football season wrapping up soon, the band will move their focus to solo, ensemble, and concert performance competition.
“I’m proud of the band, and I know they will only get better and better,” Higgins stated.
Unlike other area schools whose bands consist of older, more seasoned marchers, Yorktown’s size has led the band to utilize students from seventh grade through high school Seniors. While this may seem like a disadvantage, Higgins sees it as an advantage for the future.
With up to four years of marching band ahead of over half of the students, the Roaring Wildcat Band has the possibility of being the most experienced band in competition.