Quitman, Mineola bands march on to area


The Mineola High School marching band began its state marching title defense Tuesday at the region marching contest in Texarkana, earning a first division rating to advance to area Saturday, Oct. 26 at Carthage High School Stadium.

The Quitman High School marching band also received a first division rating and will compete in the area contest Saturday in Carthage.

The Alba-Golden marching band received a rating of three.

Mineola is scheduled to perform at 10:15 a.m. on Saturday in Carthage. Quitman's performance time is 2 p.m. Find the full schedule here: [pdf]

The two bands will be competing with twenty-six other area bands for a place in the finals Saturday evening. Bands advancing to finals will perform a second time for a chance to qualify for the state marching competition to be held Nov. 6 in San Antonio.