Mansfield ISD Magazine Winter 2016 | Page 19

All MISD Marching Bands Earn Highest Ranking at Region Contest A ll five of Mansfield ISD’s high school marching bands received a Division I rating, the highest distinction given by the University Interscholastic League (UIL) at the region level. The Region 5 bands competed on Oct. 18 at MISD’s Vernon Newsom Stadium and were judged on their tone, musicianship, execution and drill design. After the judges deliberated, Mansfield High, Lake Ridge High, Legacy High, Summit High and Timberview High all received superior marks. UIL rules state that conferences 6A and 4A have the opportunity to advance to area in even-numbered years. Conferences 5A, 3A and 2A can advance in odd-numbered years. Therefore, Mansfield High, the only MISD high school classified as 6A, advanced to the area competition on Oct. 29. The band finished in the top 10. Mansfield School & Family 17