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October 2, 2015
The Granbury High School Pirate Band will begin a month of marching contests throughout October 2015.
This fall marching show “The Maze” features “Symphony No. 1” by Samuel Barber.
Class 5A schools are eligible advance past UIL regional marching contest, and the band will also participate in invitational festivals to prepare for the competition. The schedule includes:
  • Saturday, October 3 – Midlothian Marching Showcase (preliminary performance at 2:00 P.M., finals begin at 7:00 P.M.)
  • Saturday, October 10 – 28th Annual DeSoto Marching Classic Competition (schedule TBA)
  • Tuesday, October 13 – UIL Region Marching Contest at Herman Clark Stadium in Fort Worth (performance at 4:30 P.M.)
  • Saturday, October 17 – Sam Houston State University Marching Festival in Huntsville (schedule TBA)
  • Saturday, October 24 – UIL Area B Marching Contest at Tommy Standridge Stadium in Carrollton
If successful at the region and area level, the band could advance to the UIL state marching contest set for November 3 at the Alamodome in San Antonio.
Head drum major Braden Jumper is assisted by Emma McKelvain. Also serving in band leadership positions are drumline captain Reagan Hall; section leaders Whitney Shearon (flute), Reagan Clarkson (clarinet), Sam Perez (saxophone), Matthew Johnston (trumpet), Brennan Ross (French horn), Fernando Barragan (low brass), and Aaron Morgan (tuba); drill captains Reece Ahler, Brynn Bednarz, Melaine Boleng, Gavin Clarkson, Shannon Cooke, Tiffany Henney, Kalvin Hughes, Saylor Jordan, Rayni Skaggs, Lily Thornton, and Cameron Weeks.
Band director Mark Eastin is assisted by Tahlequah Kirk.
A complete schedule for all band activities can be found at
Pictured above is senior Lily Thorton during the halftime performance on September 25.