North Lamar High School’s Marching Band traveled to Denton on Saturday, October 3 to participate in the U.S. Bands Competition. Competing against all 5A and 6A bands, North Lamar’s 4A Panther Band finished fourth in their class and ninth overall. Adjudicators for the competition were from Drum Corp International, which are the top Drum and Bugle Corp instructors in the Country.
“It was some of the toughest competition we have ever gone against,” said NLHS Associate Band Director Jason R. Smith. “Bands are grouped according to number of performing members, not size of school. The kids did outstanding!”
The top fifteen bands beginning with number one are Wakeland High School, Colleyville Heritage, South Lake Carroll, Robert E. Lee, Lewisville High School, Saginaw High School, Independence High School, Grapevine High School, North Lamar High School, Denton Guyer High School, Denton Ryan High School, Denton High School, Joshua High School, Western Hills, and Atoka High School. The difference between ninth and fifth positions was barely a point.