Four Class 5A bands have advanced to the state UIL Marching Band contest.
Fort Worth Southwest moved on from the Area B contest in Little Elm and bands from Aledo, Birdville and Richland High Schools advanced from the Area F competition.
Those bands and others from across the state will compete at state, which is Nov. 6-8 at San Antonio’s Alamodome.
Bands competing at the Birdville ISD Fine Arts and Athletics Complex included: Aledo, Birdville, Richland, Azle, Boswell, Brewer, Burleson, Burleson Centennial, Chisholm Trail, Colleyville Heritage, Crowley, Granbury, Grapevine, Joshua and Saginaw.
Bands competing at the Little Elm ISD Athletic Complex included: Fort Worth Southwest, Arlington Seguin, Carter Riverside, Mansfield Lake Ridge, Mansfield Legacy, Mansfield Summit, Mansfield Timberview, Trimble Tech and Western Hills.
Northwest and Eaton high schools played in the Area C contest at Mesquite Memorial Stadium.