Vying for the title of Texas’ best, nineteen Class 2A marching bands from around the state competed on Tuesday with two Red River County schools claiming to the top two spots.
Rivercrest High School, located in Bogata, Texas, was crowned the new Conference 2A UIL State Marching Band Champions while Clarksville High School, only 15 miles from Bogata, took home second place.
“Congratulations to our Rebel Regiment Band! The Pride of the Rebel Nation brought home the GOLD last night at the STATE CHAMPIONSHIP in San Antonio,” said Bogata ISD online. “Congratulations to our director Elliot Ayo, assistants Darshan Javeri and Tyler Phelps, Color Guard Director Jannah Ayo, Superintendent Tiffany Mabe, Principal Ronny Alsup, and Jr. High Principal Lee Wilson.”
Clarksville Tiger Band said, “The TOP 2 bands in the WHOLE STATE OF TEXAS are from RED RIVER COUNTY!! Congratulations Rivercrest ISD Bands for receiving the honor of the 2023 UIL Class 2A State Marching Champions.”
Rounding out the top seven was Panhandle High School, Shiner High School, Valley Mills High School, Sundown High School, and Tenaha High School.
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