Keller High School will compete in the UIL State Band Marching contest for the fifth straight time next month after finishing first in the Area A East 6A contest Saturday night.
"With so many great band programs here, we’re extremely honored to be representing this group at state," said Frank Chapple, an assistant director of the Keller Indian Band. "We know it could have been any of these groups."
The state marching band contest will be Nov. 3-4 at the Alamodome in San Antonio.
The school’s performance ranked ahead of the other seven that competed Saturday at Chisholm Trails High School in Fort Worth. Three other bands – Central, Fossil Ridge and Timber Creek high schools, all of Keller Independent School District -- were named finalists, but Keller High School was the only one certified to advance.
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Chapple said the Indian Band will follow up its "best show of the year" with a normal week of rehearsal to "fix the little things here and there" on the performance it calls "Reality is Relative."
Chapple said the band, which advances to state for the fifth straight time, had its best year last time, finishing 11th at state.
"We’d love to build on that," he said. "We’re very pleased, very proud of them."