PRESS RELEASE


September 30, 2014

Tina Veal-Gooch
Director of Public Relations
903.794.3651 ext. 1013

Four States Invitational Marching Contest to be held at Tiger Stadium on October 4

Texarkana, TX – In the mood for some marching music, then Tiger Stadium at Grim Park is where you will want to be on Saturday, October 4 from 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. as it becomes the host facility for the Four States Invitational Marching Contest. An expected 4,000 students representing 23 schools from the four states area will be in attendance and will wow the crowd with their unique marching abilities. The event will be followed with an awards ceremony that begins at 5:15 p.m.

The Four States Invitational Marching Contest brings together the musical and marching talents of area bands as they prepare for regional contests. Admission is $2 per adult and $1 per student. The public is invited to attend.

Judges for this year’s contest are: Mark Minton, Director of Bands for Parkway High School in Bossier City, LA; David Stuart, Sr., Director of Bands for Magnolia High School in Magnolia, AR; J.P. Wilson, Director of Bands and Assistant Professor of Music for Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, AR. Percussion judge will be Michael Britt, Director of Percussion for Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, AR. Drum Major judging will be by Kara Compton, Texas Middle School Head Band Director and Color Guards will be judged by Phyllis Deese, Director of Human Resources for Texarkana College.

Schedule of performance are as follows:

9:30 a.m. Texas High School
   
10:00 a.m. BREAK
   
10:15 a.m. Maud High School
10:30 a.m. Linden-Kildare High School
10:45 a.m. Gurdon High School
11:00 a.m. Horatio High School
11:15 a.m. Prescott High School
11:30 a.m. Rivercrest High School
11:45 a.m. Paul Pewitt High School
Noon Chisum High School
12:15 p.m. Hooks High School
   
12:30 p.m. BREAK
   
12:45 p.m. Prairiland High School
1:00 p.m. Ashdown High School
1:15 p.m. Winnsboro High School
1:30 p.m. Redwater High School
1:45 p.m. Mt. Vernon High School
2:00 p.m. Queen City High School
2:15 p.m. Bossier Parish High School
2:30 p.m. Liberty Eylau High School
   
2:45 p.m. BREAK
   
3:00 p.m. Pleasant Grove High School
3:15 p.m. Atlanta High School
3:30 p.m. Arkansas High School
3:45 p.m. Mt. Pleasant High School
4:00 p.m. John Tyler High School
4:15 p.m. Airline High School
4:30 p.m. Vilonia High School
4:45 p.m. Sulphur Springs High School
   
5:15 p.m. Awards Ceremony

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PHOTO, FILM AND STORY OPPORTUNITIES WILL BE AVAILABLE DURING EVENT. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT TINA VEAL-GOOCH, DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC RELATIONS AT 903.794.3651 EXT. 1013.

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