Band, color guard march into area


Nathan Canales

At the Judson game Oct. 29, sophomore Keely Graber, freshman Ryan Thomas and junior Kaylean Cook perform Xperiment 78070, the UIL marching show. The band performs at the area contest Saturday at 3:30 p.m.

Leslie Juarez, Staff Writer

Smithson Valley High School Band and Color Guard advanced Oct. 20 to UIL Area Marching Competition and will perform at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Heroes Stadium in San Antonio.

A came a week after sweeping the Comal Classic Marching Contest at Canyon High School.

The band and guard competed against three other schools in class 6A at the Comal Classic and won best guard, music, marching, drum line and best overall best

The marching band performed its UIL show titled “Experiment 78070″.

I think we did pretty good,” senior band member Madison Sanchez said, “seeing and feeling from the point where we marched on the field to when we got off it.”

The color guard played a role in visual presentation.

“I think the color guard did good overall,” junior color guard member Jaiden Martinez said. “Although there were some timing issues and mishaps that happened during the performance, we all got through it together.”

The show consists of colorful visual presentations such as multicolored props that switch colors throughout the show.

I really like them (the props),” Sanchez said. “I find them really unique. Especially our big X. They all show something for each part of our show.”

The color guard uses different flags throughout the show.

“I believe the visual representation of our show is pretty clear,” Martinez said. “The theme of our show is almost sci-fi based. Also our costumes match the color of the little x’s, big x, and our flags.”

The Comal Classic Marching Contest was the band and color guard’s first win this season.

“We have come a long way since summer band has started,” Martinez said. “Even the newbies have shown so much improvement. I believe as long as we stay focused and keep our heads up high I think the rest of the season will be great.”