The Austin High School and McCallum Fine Arts Academy marching bands have advanced to the 2017 UIL State 5A Marching Band Contest after successfully placing among the top five bands in Central Texas.
The two high school marching bands will compete against other 5A schools from across the state Nov. 8 at the Alamodome in San Antonio.
Austin will perform at 4 p.m. and McCallum will perform at 5:15 p.m.
This is the second time in recent history that two AISD marching bands have taken the field in the UIL State Marching Band competition.
The pairing is special for Austin Band Director Brian Frock and McCallum Band Director Carol Nelson, who share a long history of music in AISD.
From 1980–83, Frock was a student in the McCallum marching band, under the direction of Nelson in the beginning of her 38-year career at the school.