10 Valley marching bands advance to state

The Harlingen Cardinals placed first in the 5A competition

Some 10 marching bands for the Rio Grande Valley will be competing against high schools from across the Lone Star State.

Valley schools had a strong showing at regional competitions in Laredo and Corpus Christi over the weekend.

Out of 32 Valley schools who competed, 10 of them are advancing to state:

Harlingen Harlingen South San Benito Donna Hanna Lopez Rio Hondo Port Isabel La Grulla Hidalgo

UIL officials awarded the Harlingen Cardinals marching band first place at the regional competition in Laredo.

Officials have already released the schedule for the Tuesday, November 6th state competition in San Antonio.

5A School Schedule

7:30 Harlingen South7:45 Spring8:00 Langham Creek8:15 Plano East8:30 Keller8:45 Hanna (Brownsville)9:00 Hendrickson (Pflugerville)9:15 Pearland9:30 Marcus9:45 Fossil Ridge10:00 BREAK10:15 United (Laredo)10:30 Seven Lakes10:45 The Woodlands11:00 Duncanville11:15 Bowie (Austin)11:30 Harlingen11:45 Clements (Sugar Land)12:00 Keller Central12:15 LUNCH1:00 Berkner1:15 Brazoswood1:30 Richland1:45 Johnson (San Antonio)2:00 O TMConnor (Helotes)2:15 Coppell2:30 BREAK2:45 Westlake3:00 Coronado (El Paso)3:15 Cy-Fair3:30 Donna3:45 Clear Brook4:00 Hebron4:15 Reagan (San Antonio)4:30 BREAK4:45 Dickinson5:00 Lopez (Brownsville)5:15 L.D. Bell5:30 Lake Travis5:45 Clear Lake6:00 San Benito6:15 Rowlett6:30 Drum Major Retreat & Announce Finals

3A School Schedule

9:00 Hidalgo9:15 Henderson9:30 Kennedale9:45 Cooper (Lubbock)10:00 Canton10:15 China Spring10:30 BREAK10:45 Fredericksburg11:00 Spring Hill11:15 Wills Point11:30 Burnet11:45 Port Isabel12:00 Argyle12:15 LUNCH1:00 Wylie (Abilene)1:15 North Lamar1:30 Princeton1:45 Grulla (Rio Grande City)2:00 Monahans2:15 BREAK2:30 Springtown2:45 Rio Hondo3:00 Atlanta3:15 Castleberry3:30 Exhibition Band: Texas A&M University-Commerce3:45 Drum Major Retreat & Announce Finals6:15 3A FINALS BEGIN

UIL officials said tickets for the competition are now on sale through Ticketmaster.