Bowie, Nocona marching bands compete at area, fail to advance to state

The Bowie and Nocona High School Marching Bands had a great day of competition Saturday at area University Interscholastic League Marching contest, but neither advanced to the area finals and on to state.
Bowie placed 19th out of 26 bands in 3A area, while Nocona was 21st. Advancing out of 3A area are Whitesboro, Holliday, Pilot Point
This year’s area contest saw a large number of bands than in the past where there have been 22 to 24 bands, the largest number in several years. For bands in 10th to 21 they were very close within one-three points of each other, which the directors said at a certain point it is subject to what the judges like.

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