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October 2, 2018

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

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

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 6 from Noon - 5:30 p.m. as it becomes the host facility for the annual Four States Invitational Marching Contest. An expected 4,000 students representing 18 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 $5 per adult and $3 per student. The public is invited to attend.

Judges for this year’s contest are: Benjamin Davis, retired Band Coordinator for Rockwall-Heath High School in Rockwall, TX; David Kirkley, retired Director of Bands for Saginaw-Boswell High School in Saginaw, TX; Stuart Shulman, Music Educator, Marching Band Designer and Founder of Integrated Effects, LLC in in Wylie, TX.

Percussion judge will be Daniel Curry, Band Director for Rains High School in Rains, TX. Color Guards will be judged by Chris Josey, Color Guard Director for Westwood High School in Round Rock, TX.

Schedule of performance are as follows:

Noon
12:15 p.m.
12:30 p.m.
12:45 p.m.
1:00 p.m.
1:15 p.m.

1:30 p.m.

1:45 p.m.
2:00 p.m.
2:15 p.m.
2:30 p.m.
2:45 p.m.
3:00 p.m.

3:15 p.m.

3:30 p.m.
3:45 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
4:15 p.m.
4:30 p.m.
4:45 p.m.

5:00 p.m.

New Boston High School 
Maud High School 
Rivercrest High School 
James Bowie High School 
Linden-Kildare High School 
Clarksville High School 

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Queen City High School 
Prairiland High School 
Prescott High School 
Fouke High School 
Hooks High School 
Redwater High School 

BREAK 

Pleasant Grove High School 
Liberty Eylau High School 
Arkansas High School 
Mt. Pleasant High School 
John Tyler High School 
Texas High School 

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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