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UIL State Marching Band Contest Information

Media Contact: Logan Lawrence
Phone: 512-471-5883
Fax: 512-471-6589

Date: Oct 26, 2021
Category: Music


AUSTIN, TX — Bands from across the state will compete for top honors at the 2021 UIL State Marching Band Championships to be held November 1-3 for conferences 1A, 3A, and 5A, and November 8-10 for conferences 2A, 4A, and 6A at the Alamodome in San Antonio.


Monday, November 1

9 a.m.                          5A Prelims

Tuesday, November 2

8 a.m.                          1A Prelims

2 p.m.                          5A Finals

7:30 p.m.                      1A Finals

Wednesday, November 3

9 a.m.                          3A Prelims

7 p.m.                          3A Finals


Monday, November 8

All-Day                         6A Prelims

Tuesday, November 9

Morning                       2A Prelims

Afternoon                     6A Finals

Evening                       2A Finals

Wednesday, November 10

Morning/Afternoon       4A Prelims

Evening                       4A Finals

*Exact times for 2A, 4A, and 6A will be displayed on the UIL Website when available.


Tickets are $20 per person per session and $35 for double session tickets.

Spectators are encouraged to arrive early to avoid congestion at the doors. The Box Office will open 75 minutes prior to first performance of the day and doors will open 45 minutes prior to the first performance in each session. Tickets are available in advance through Ticketmaster. Be advised that a Ticketmaster-imposed service charge will apply.

Access to a live video feed will be provided through Box5TV for $15.00 for a single session pass and $23.00 for prelims and finals per conference.

Nationally recognized judges who have distinguished themselves as band directors and music educators will serve as adjudicators.

Conference 1A participants include the following high schools: Baird, Barksdale Nueces Canyon, Bartlett, Booker, Claude, Crosbyton, Cross Plains, D’Hanis, Earth-Springlake, Happy, Knox City, Menard, Mertzon Irion County, Munday, O’Donnell, Throckmorton, Whiteface.

Conference 3A participants include the following high schools: Atlanta, Bushland, Cameron Yoe, Clyde, Commerce, Crane, Grandview, Holliday, Howe, Jourdanton, Lorena, Lyford, Mineola, Natalia, Palacios, Palestine Westwood, Pilot Point, Queen City, Redwater, Santa Gertrudis Academy, Troy, Wall, Whitesboro, Winnsboro, Yoakum.

Conference 5A participants include the following high schools: Aledo, Austin McCallum, Brownsville Lopez, Burleson Centennial, Canyon Randall, Cedar Park, Clint Horizon, College Station, College Station A&M Consolidated, Colleyville Heritage, Dallas Highland Park, Dripping Springs, El Paso Bel Air, El Paso Hanks, Forney, Friendswood, Frisco Lebanon Trail, Frisco Lone Star, Frisco Wakeland, Lamar Fulshear, Leander, Leander Rouse, Lubbock Cooper, Mansfield Summit, Mesquite Poteet, Mission Sharyland, Mission Sharyland Pioneer, New Caney Porter, Pflugerville Hendrickson, Richmond Foster, Rio Grande City, Roma, Wylie East.

*Conference 2A, 4A, and 6A participants will be released on the UIL Website next week.


Media outlets planning to cover the UIL State Marching Band for Conference 1A, 3A, and 5A should submit an online media credential request by 5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 31. Credential requests for the Conference 2A, 4A, and 6A contests will open Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. and close Nov. 7, at 5 p.m. The Marching Band Media Credential Request form can be found online at:

For more information, or to see results during the contests, please refer to the UIL Music website:

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