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Dripping Springs High School cheers on the Tiger Band as they leave for state.

The Dripping Springs Tiger Band headed off to the UIL State Marching Band competition at the Alamodome in San Antonio on November 3rd. Out of the 253 other 5A High Schools in Texas, only ten performed in the state finals, Dripping Springs finished 6th.

Band Director Keith Lancaster said he couldn’t be more proud of the effort put in by the band members.

“We didn’t even make it to State last time, so to make it there this year was a big accomplishment,” Lancaster said. “To make it to finals was an even bigger accomplishment and to come out 6th was very exciting.”

Lancaster says that it’s an awesome experience to see the band members becoming a family.

“Getting to see the students grow closer together and getting to spend time with them is an amazing experience,” Lancaster said.

For Junior band member Grey McBride, it is humbling just to be in the band that made it to State.

“I’m very proud of what we were able to accomplish,” McBride said. “The level of professionalism and responsibility we put into the show was really great, considering how much we had been through together.”

For non-band students, like Junior Shane Miller, the band their representation of DSHS is a point of pride.

“I love how well the band is doing this year,” Miller said. “It’s cool to see how much support our school provides for all school related organizations and activities.”

Written by J.T. Dahill

Staff Writer