Mac Band receives sweepstakes at UIL

After months of hard work and preparation, the marching band received all ones at the UIL contest Oct. 23, the band’s last competition of the season.

“[The contest] is really a culmination of the entire marching season,” director Carol Nelson said.

In addition to the band’s success at the UIL competition, it also won first place at the Capital City Marching Festival Oct. 6 amid 23 other 4-A and 5-A bands from around central Texas. The show, “Dance Movements,” featured the pieces “Farandole” by Bizet, “Dancer in the Dark” by Bjork, “Estancia” by Ginastera, and “Medea” by Barber.

Sophomore Nyla Saqer said the band’s win at the festival reflected the hard work in anticipation of UIL and other shows.

“It was really exciting to know we got first place and that we got more points than any other school,” Saqer said. “It just shows how we have worked really hard for a great show.”

 

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