All Northwest ISD marching bands receive top score at regional competition
All Northwest ISD marching bands receive top score at regional competition
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Members of the Eaton 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 available at the University Interscholastic League’s Region 2 contest on Saturday, Oct. 22, with Byron Nelson advancing to the area meet for a chance to perform at state.

Each band received straight one ratings from the three 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, only Byron Nelson advanced to the area competition since even-numbered classifications will perform in those contests this year. Byron Nelson’s marching band will next perform at the 6A Area C contest at Mesquite ISD Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 29.

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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