Four States Invitational Marching Contest to be held at Tiger Stadium on October 1st


In the mood for some marching music, then Tiger Stadium at Grim Park is where you will want to be on Saturday, October 1 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. as it becomes the host facility for the Four States Invitational Marching Contest. An expected 3,800 students representing 22 schools from the four states area will be in attendance and will wow the crowd with their unique marching abilities. The event will be followed with an awards ceremony that begins at 5:30 p.m.

The Four States Invitational Marching Contest brings together the musical and marching talents of area bands as they prepare for regional contests. Admission is $5 per adult and $2 per student. The public is invited to attend.

Judges for this year’s contest are: Bill Brent, former Director of Bands for Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, LA; Ross Grant, Director of Bands for Irving High School in Irving, TX; Mark Melton, Director of Bands for Pine Tree High School in Longview, TX. Percussion judge will be Aaron Seal, Director of Percussion for Arkadelphia High School in Arkadelphia, AR. Color Guards will be judged by Phyllis Deese, Director of Human Resources for Texarkana College.

Schedule of performance are as follows:

11:15 a.m. Linden-Kildare High School
11:30 a.m. Fouke High School
11:45 a.m. Prescott High School
Noon Tioga High School

12:15 p.m. BREAK

12:30 p.m. Jefferson High School
12:45 p.m. Mt. Vernon High School
1:00 p.m. Hooks High School
1:15 p.m. Ashdown High School
1:30 p.m. Redwater High School
1:45 p.m. Queen City High School
2:00 p.m. Hemphill High School

2:15 p.m. BREAK

2:30 p.m. Benton High School
2:45 p.m. Camden High School
3:00 p.m. Liberty Eylau High School
3:15 p.m. Pleasant Grove High School
3:30 p.m. Atlanta High School

3:45 p.m. BREAK

4:00 p.m. Marshall High School
4:15 p.m. Airline High School
4:30 p.m. Arkansas High School
4:45 p.m. Vilonia High School
5:00 p.m. John Tyler High School
5:15 p.m. Texas High School

5:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony

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