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September 28, 2015

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 3

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 3 from 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. as it becomes the host facility for the Four States Invitational Marching Contest. An expected 4,200 students representing 24 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 5:00 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: Robert Hesse, Director of Bands for University of Arkansas at Monticello, AR; Jeff Matthews, Director of Bands for Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, LA; Dan McDonald, Associate Director of Bands for Northwestern State University. Percussion judge will be Aaron Seal, Director of Percussion for Arkadelphia High School in Arkadelphia, 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:

10:00 a.m.  Texas High School
10:15 a.m.  Mt. Pleasant High School
   
10:30 a.m.  BREAK
   
10:45 a.m.  Maud High School 
11:00 a.m.  Logansport High School
11:15 a.m.  James Bowie High School 
11:30 a.m.  Linden-Kildare High School 
11:45 a.m.  Prescott High School 
Noon  Rivercrest High School 
12:15 p.m.  Paul Pewitt High School 
   
12:30 p.m.  BREAK
   
12:45 p.m.  Hooks High School 
1:00 p.m.  Bossier Parish High School 
1:15 p.m.  Prairieland High School 
1:30 p.m.  Ashdown High School 
1:45 p.m.  Benton High School 
2:00 p.m.  Redwater High School 
2:15 p.m.  Mt. Vernon High School 
2:30 p.m.  Queen City High School 
   
2:45 p.m.  BREAK 
   
3:00 p.m.  C. E. Byrd High School 
3:15 p.m.  Liberty Eylau High School 
3:30 p.m.  Pleasant Grove High School 
3:45 p.m.  Atlanta High School 
4:00 p.m.  Arkansas High School 
4:15 p.m.  Airline High School 
4:30 p.m.  Vilonia High School 
   
5:00 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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