Fort Worth

Aledo, Birdville, Richland and Southwest advance to state marching contest

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.