Argyle High School band headed for UIL championship competition

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Argyle High School's band is headed to the final round of competition in the state marching band contest tonight, seeking to capture a win for the third consecutive time.

The Eagle band took first place in 2008 and 2010, the last time bands from the University Interscholastic League's Class 3A competed. Argyle also won state championships in Class 2A in 2003 and 2005.

Bands from 21 high schools across Texas, including Kennedale High and Castleberry High, performed at the San Antonio Alamodome today in preliminary competition.

Bands that finished in the top 10 spots during preliminaries will compete in the final round starting at 6:30 p.m. Argyle will perform at 7 p.m. Kennedale came in 12th place and Castleberry was ranked 18th, according to information on the UIL's website.

On Tuesday, bands from 38 high schools in Class 5A will compete for the championship. The high school contest will feature rivals Flower Mound Marcus, which won its third consecutive title in 2010 and Hurst L.D Bell, which came in second in 2008 and 2010. L.D. Bell won the contest in 2000 and 2004.

Birdville's Richland High School, and three bands from the Keller school district - Keller, Central and Fossil Ridge - are also scheduled to compete on Tuesday.

Next year, bands from Class 1A, 2A and 4A will compete.

Jessamy Brown, 817-390-7326

Twitter: @jessamybrown

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