Mansfield Lake Ridge advances to Class 4A finals

Mansfield Lake Ridge High School, which has only been open for two years, has advanced to the finals of the UIL Class 4A State Marching Band Contest at the Alamodome.

Lake Ridge is one of 10 bands that advanced from a field of 28 that competed in the preliminary round earlier Tuesday. Waxahachie also advanced to the finals.

Among the local bands that did not advance are Azle, Boswell and Fort Worth Southwest.

The finals are scheduled to begin at 6:45 p.m.

This is the first year that Lake Ridge has been eligible to compete at state because classifications alternate yearly to the finals. Last year, Class 3A and 5A competed at state.