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October 1, 2019

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

Strike Up the Band...Four States Invitational Marching Contest Slated for 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 5 from 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. as it becomes the host facility for the annual Four States Invitational Marching Contest. An expected 4,000 students representing 25 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 5:20 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: Robert Hesse, retired Band Director for University of Arkansas-Monticello in Monticello, AR; David Stuart, Sr., retired Band Director for Magnolia High School in Magnolia, AR; Dr. Ryan Yahl, Assistant Director of Bands for Texas A&M University-Commerce in Commerce, TX.

Percussion judge will be Dr. Oliver Molina, Assistant Professor of Music, Assistant Director of Bands - Percussion for Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, LA; Color Guards will be judged by Alexandra Schoeffel, former member of Cadets Drum & Bugle Corps in Allentown, PA.

Schedule of performance are as follows:

10:30 a.m. Pewitt High School
10:45 a.m. Hughes Springs High School
11:00 a.m. Genoa Central High School
11:15 a.m. Maud High School
11:30 a.m. Fouke High School
11:45 a.m. Prairiland High School
Noon Pleasant Grove High School
12:15 p.m. Cooper Junior/Senior High School
 
12:30 p.m. BREAK
 
12:45 p.m. DeKalb High School
1:00 p.m. Ashdown High School
1:15 p.m. Hooks High School
1:30 p.m. Jefferson High School
1:45 p.m. Elysian Fields High School
2:00 p.m. Chisum High School
2:15 p.m. Clarksville Middle/High School
2:30 p.m. C.E. Byrd High School
 
2:45 p.m. BREAK
 
3:00 p.m. Redwater High School
3:15 p.m. New Boston High School
3:30 p.m. Atlanta High School
3:45 p.m. Heber Sprngs High School
4:00 p.m. Liberty Eylau High School
4:15 p.m. Bullard High School
4:30 p.m. Benton High School
4:45 p.m. Arkansas High School
5:00 p.m. Texas High School
 
5:20 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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