All five of Mansfield ISD’s high school marching bands received a Division I rating, the highest distinction given by the University Interscholastic League (UIL) at the region level.
The Region 5 bands competed on Oct. 18 at MISD’s Vernon Newsom Stadium and were judged on their tone, musicianship, execution and drill design.
After the judges deliberated, Mansfield High, Lake Ridge High, Legacy High, Summit High and Timberview High all received superior marks.
UIL rules state that conferences 6A and 4A have the opportunity to advance to area in even-numbered years. Conferences 5A, 3A and 2A can advance in odd-numbered years.
Therefore, Mansfield High, the only MISD high school classified as 6A, will be advancing to the area competition. The competition will take place Saturday, Oct. 29 at Pennington Field in Bedford, Texas.
Winners of the area contest go on to compete at the state level.