Leander ISD’s run of success at the UIL State Marching Band Contest continued in Class 6A as the Vandegrift Vipers notched their second consecutive podium finish with a silver medal in San Antonio. The Vipers were bronze medalists the last time they performed among the state’s best.

The defending State champion Vista Ridge Ranger Band joined VHS among the finalists at the Alamodome, capping a wildly successful showing for LISD bands. A whopping five district ensembles claimed state finalist honors, including 5A State champion Cedar Park High School, 5A State runner-up Rouse High School and 5A bronze medalist Leander High School.