Band wins 67th consecutive UIL top marching honor
The Longview High School Lobo Band on Saturday earned a first division rating from the entire judging panel to bring home its 67th consecutive "superior" University Interscholastic League marching contest rating.
With the top honor, the Big Green Marching Machine maintains the state record for consecutive superior ratings in a state contest. Director of Bands Louis Robinett said LHS has been ranked first division since the inception of the UIL.
"Our band continues to grow each year, and our students are rising to keep the tradition of excellence that comes with this marching band," he said.
The Longview High School Lobo Band specializes in military style marching that has distinguished them from other bands and has been a local tradition for more than 80 years. The 2016-17 band has more than 300 members and is the largest band in school history.
In addition to the various group events Longview High School band members compete at UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest and also audition for The Texas Music Educators Region, Area and State bands.
Tommy Moore, Tim Drayton, Jessica Philippus, and Arrie Moore also direct the Longview High School Lobo Band.
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