All Northwest ISD marching bands receive top score at regional contest
All Northwest ISD marching bands receive top score at regional contest
Posted on 10/26/2017
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Members of the Northwest High School band perform at halftime of a football game

All three of Northwest ISD’s high school marching bands – Byron Nelson, Eaton and Northwest – received the top rating possible at the University Interscholastic League’s Region 2 contest on Wednesday, Oct. 24, with Eaton and Northwest advancing to the area meet for a chance to perform at state.

Each band received Division 1 ratings from the regional competition judges, the top score possible and classified as a “superior” rating. Eaton and Northwest competed in the UIL’s 5A classification, while Byron Nelson competed in the 6A classification. The competition served as a familiar performance location for the schools, as it was hosted at Northwest ISD Stadium.

Because the UIL alternates the years schools are eligible for area and state marching band competitions, Eaton and Northwest will advance to the area competition as the 2A, 3A and 5A classifications will perform in those contests this year. Eaton and Northwest’s marching bands will perform at the 5A Area C contest at Mesquite ISD Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 28. Northwest is scheduled to perform at 10:15 a.m., followed by Eaton at 10:30 a.m.

Northwest ISD’s marching bands are led by the instruction of Jed Weeks, director of bands at Byron Nelson; Paul Elder, director of bands at Eaton; and Jim Boulet, director of bands at Northwest.

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