November 3, 2021
The Dripping Springs High School Tiger Band earned a ninth-place finish with their show “So Many Possibilities…” at the UIL 5A State Marching Contest at the Alamodome in San Antonio on Tuesday, Nov. 2.
The Tiger Band scored 58 points in the finals, the best score coming in the Content/Design category. DSHS was one of 12 bands advancing to the finals after finishing in seventh place out of 33 bands in the preliminary round on Monday.
The ninth-place finish is the seventh top-10 finish for DSHS in the last eight state competitions.
Cedar Park High School won the state title with 14 points, followed by Leander Rouse (19 points) and Leander (23 points) in second and third place, respectively.
DSHS advanced to the state competition after finishing in third place at the Area D Marching Contest. All three Area D state qualifiers advanced to the finals with Austin McCallum placing sixth with 49 points and Pflugerville Hendrickson placing 10th with 65 points.
DSHS has made 16 trips to the UIL State Marching Contest and advanced to the finals 13 times.
2021 5A UIL Competition – 9th
2019 5A UIL Competition – 10th
2017 5A UIL Competition – 2nd
2015 5A UIL Competition – 6th
2011 4A UIL Competition – 2nd
2009 4A UIL Competition – 1st
2007 4A UIL Competition – 8th
1985 2A UIL Competition – 1st
1984 2A UIL Competition – 1st
1983 2A UIL Competition – 4th
1982 2A UIL Competition – 4th
1981 3A UIL Competition – 5th
1980 3A UIL Competition – 4th
Note: UIL band competitions for a particular division (5A) are held every other year.