Saturday, November 26, 2022

Local bands are state-bound

Defending their state title, reigning 3A state marching band champion Argyle High School earned first place at the Regionals competition last Saturday night, Oct. 23, at C.H. Collins Stadium in Denton.

Across town, the Marcus High School Marching Band took first place in the 5A State Regionals Saturday at Standridge Stadium in Carrollton.

After a long day of weather delays, heavy rain, winds and lightning, both bands came through with outstanding performances. 

Argyle was one of five bands that was selected out of 29 bands to compete at State on Monday, Nov. 1, at the Alamodome in San Antonio.

Argyle won the 3A State Championship in 2008 and has worked hard on perfecting a show titled “Inside Out” to defend their title featuring inspiring music with soloists Colton Kayfus on saxophone, Trey Torno on clarinet, and soprano saxophone, along with a flute quartet with Courtney Klapp, Tess Athey, Zoe Kozco, Rachel McGehee playing two alto flutes, a bass flute and a soprano flute.

Locals can see the Argyle band perform at 8:45 a.m. this Friday or cheer the on at home Friday night as they march the area winning show in Halloween costumes in a game against Pilot Point. The band will celebrate Halloween on the bus trip to the state competition.

The Marcus band will perform for the community this Wednesday evening at 9:00 p.m. at their new stadium. 

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