Band Wins Vista Ridge Competition


Emma-Rose Floyd, News Editor

For the third year in a row, the band won the Vista Ridge Marching Festival competition.

The competition, which was held on Oct. 4 at Gupton Stadium, is an annual event.

“The contest was a lot of fun! The marching band played extremely well in both prelims and

in finals,” associate director Tiffany Grote said.

The competition hosted 12 high schools from across the state, including Weimar, La

Grange, Georgetown, Cedar Park and Rouse High Schools. All of the schools were in

different classes, ranging from 2A to 6A.

“The best part about Vista was when our hard work from day one in the summer finally paid

off,” junior and Vision dancer, Alyssa Castrillon, said.

The Band and Vision Dance Company won first place out of the 6A schools that attended,

as well as awards for Best Music, Best Visual Performance, Best General Effect, Best

Auxiliary and Best Percussion.

“We couldn’t be more excited to see the hard work of our students pay off with two

wonderful performances. This early contest helps the band program assess where we are

and what we need to do in the future to help achieve our season goals,” director Paul

Paupe said.