Bands impress at UIL marching contest

Garland ISD is an eight-time Best Communities for Music Education honoree, proving that its Performing Arts program is consistently acknowledged as one of the nation’s finest. Showcasing that award-winning homegrown talent, district high school bands recently impressed in competition. All seven received first division ratings at the regional UIL Marching Contest.   

“We are so proud of all of our high school band students for their hard work and dedication,” noted Director of Visual and Performing Arts George W. Jones. “The fact that all of the UIL judging panels awarded first divisions to our bands is affirmation of the great teaching and support that our marching bands receive.” 

This year, 5A bands were eligible to continue in the competition. Naaman Forest High School—the district’s sole 5A band—advanced to area, ranking within the top 20 performers.