PLANO — The Waxahachie High School marching band competed in the Bands of America North Texas Regional contest Oct. 8-9, where they performed against some of the very best marching bands in the country. Marching bands competing included both 5A and 6A UIL Texas State Marching finalists, as well as Bands of America Grand Nationals finalists.

After preliminary competition, the Spirit of Waxahachie Indian band was awarded the Outstanding Music caption in their class and was named 3A (5A) Class Champion. During the competition, bands were placed in 1-4A classifications, which are not reflective of UIL designations.

In addition to this distinction, a little history was made for the Indian Band Saturday evening — under the direction of Mr. Rich Armstrong and Justin Bell the band advanced to the finals competition at a Bands of America Regional contest.

The achievements landed the WHS Band on the field with some of the most elite groups of high school marching bands in the country, and the staff could not be more proud of the students’ efforts so far this season.

The band returned to the competition field for its UIL performance on Saturday, Oct. 15 at Duncanville High School at 5:15 pm where the Spirit of Waxahachie performed its award-winning production, "Queen For A Day"