The Dripping Springs High School Tiger Band qualified for the UIL 6A State Marching Contest after placing among the top five bands at the Area D Marching Contest on Saturday in San Antonio.
In the area prelims, the Tiger Band finished fourth out of 24 bands to advance to the final round. Dripping Springs then placed fifth in the finals to qualify for state. San Antonio Reagan and 2020 state champion San Antonio Johnson tied for the area championship, followed by Round Rock Cedar Ridge and Round Rock in third and fourth place, respectively.
Dripping Springs will be one of 42 bands vying for the state championship with the top 14 bands advancing to the state finals. The preliminary round begins Monday, Nov. 7, at the Alamodome in San Antonio followed by the final round on Tuesday, Nov. 8. Dripping Springs will take the field Monday at 8:30 p.m. as the 40th band to perform.
The Tiger Band is making their fifth consecutive trip to the state contest and 17th overall. Information on the UIL State Marching Contest can be found here.