UIL Region Band Competition

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UIL Region Band Competition

The Lobo Band performing their 2019 marching show

The Lobo Band performing their 2019 marching show "As Time Goes By"

The Lobo Band performing their 2019 marching show "As Time Goes By"

The Lobo Band performing their 2019 marching show "As Time Goes By"

Aaliyah Hamilton, Reporter

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This Saturday, the Lobo Band is performing at the UIL Region marching contest held at the Berry Center. 

“I’m extremely excited because it would be our 30th year of sweepstakes at UIL.”Senior drum major Brooke Olivarez said, “The Program has progressed so much this year.” 

The band is determined to get their 30th sweepstakes at UIL, despite some difficulties along the way

“We have been working towards this since May.” Olivarez said. “We faced minor setbacks with construction displacing us for the summer and Houston’s unpredictable weather. With all of that said, the program has truly defied those odds to help us succeed come Saturday.”

While the band is ready to succeed on Saturday, they do have some concerns.

“The only thing I’m concerned about is that our show is a little bit longer than usual,” Olivarez said. “The UIL time length to perform is 8 mintues. I’m sure we’ll be fine because the program powers through any challenges we are faced with.”

Last week, the Lobo Band achieved first place in their class at the Battle at The Berry competition. 

“I was so proud and thankful to be a part of a first place band,” Olivarez said. “Everyone’s hard work paid off and it was pretty awesome getting to accept our trophy. Hearing everyone’s cheers from the top of the crowd as they announced us as the first place band in our division made me smile even bigger on the 50.”

The program integrates both the under and upper classmen by bringing them together by marching in this year’s show.

“I’m happy that the younger members of our program get to experience such a fun program to begin their journey in marching band, while seniors get to end with a strong finish with ‘As Time Goes By’,” Olivarez said. 

The Lobo Band performs at 12:45pm on October 19th at the Berry Center.