October 28, 2015 - The 2015 marching season has proven to be another successful one for the Shelbyville Dragon Military Marching Band. On October 17th, the Dragon Band earned 1st Division ratings from all three judges at the UIL Region 21 Marching Contest.
The 1st Division designation earned the band the opportunity to compete at the Area C Marching Contest, originally scheduled to be held at Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches. However, inclement weather forced the Area marching contest to be moved to the Indoor Facility at Carthage High School on October 24th.
The Dragon Band placed 1st for conference 2A bands at the Area C competition and qualified for the UIL State Marching Contest in San Antonio, Texas. This marked the third consecutive time the Dragon Band won the Area contest and advanced to State. The State Marching Contest alternates every other year between UIL conferences. This year, bands from conferences 2A, 3A, and 5A will compete with the Conference 2A contest being held Monday, November 2nd, at the Alamodome.
The Shelbyville Dragon Military Marching Band (SDM2B) will march at 8:12 a.m., with hopes of improving on their 4th Place finish at State in 2013. Carlisle High School and Clarksville High School are the other Conference 2A band representing East Texas at State. Director of Bands for SDM2B is Shaka Hawkins, and Assistant Band Director is Melissa Morton.
Good luck at State Dragon Band…Dragon Pride!