Continuing the district’s tradition of musical excellence, five Leander ISD bands will compete at the UIL State Marching Band Contest at the Alamodome in San Antonio on Nov. 1–2 and Nov. 7–8.

Cedar Park, Leander and Rouse high schools will compete in the 5A division starting Nov. 1. Vandegrift and Vista Ridge high schools will compete at the 6A level the following week.

Traditionally, three of the six classifications (1A–6A) compete each year. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the State Marching Band competition was not held in 2020, so bands of all classifications are competing this year. Congratulations to these outstanding musicians, their talented directors, and support communities.