Longview, TX — The Longview High School Lobo Band on Saturday earned a first division rating from the entire judging panel to bring home its 63rd 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, according to Director Louis Robinett.
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 2012-13 band has 144 members.
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.
David Landry and Grant Woodson also direct the Longview High School Lobo Band. Adam Myers assists as a woodwind specialist.