Band Competes in UIL Contest


Katie Johnson

Badger Band warms up before their contest at Burnet March 2.

Katie Johnson and Jadyn Arzola

Badger Band competed at UIL March 2 at Burnet highschool.

“It went well,” head director Eduardo Zambrano said. “This year was obviously a building year for us. We’re still trying to compensate for the numbers we lost during COVID and after our previous head director left. We’re still attempting to rebuild and come back, so for being post-COVID it was a pretty good performance.”

The band got a 1-1-2 for the concert portion and a 1 for their sight reading competition. A 1 is a superior score and 2 is excellent. 

“I think it went really well,” junior Taylyn Smith said. “It was better than our Pre-UIL sound-wise and tuning-wise. There were a few tuning issues, but I think it was definitely way better than Pre-UIL.”

During the performance, what cost them a perfect rating was tuning and lack of communication.

“Not everyone was listening to each other the best that they could during the performance,” director Chloe Flint said. “Small adjustments could have been made if they had been listening better.” 

This UIL competition was the final one of the 2021-2022 concert season, and the very final competition for seniors.

“I want to thank all of the band seniors for their hard work and perseverance,” Flint said. “They have been through multiple director changes during their seven years of band, but they continued to stick with it. They have made me very proud.”