Princeton Band Marching Band to get send off for State

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Princeton Pride Marching Band supporters make signs for the sendoff which will occur at 9 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 6. The band will be competing Monday, Nov. 7 at the Alamodome for the State title.

Princeton Pride Marching Band supporters make signs for the sendoff which will occur at 9 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 6. The band will be competing Monday, Nov. 7 at the Alamodome for the State title. Courtesy Mandy Duncan.

As the Panther Pride Marching Band heads to San Antonio to compete in the UIL state marching contest for the 8th consecutive trip, fans and supporters are asked to encourage them with a proper send-off.

The group of nearly 250 students, directors, parents and chaperones leaves the PHS band hall at 9 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, loaded in five buses, an 18-wheeler and a box truck.

Plan to wish them well as the buses leave school and head out along U.S. 380. Several groups have made banners to show their support, so feel free to join in by making your own “good luck” signs.

The UIL band contest only occurs every other year and alternates between classifications. This year features 4A and 6A. In 2017, the contest is for 1A, 2A, 3A and 5A.

PHS performs its show, “Through the Eyes of a Child,” Monday, Nov. 7, at 3:15 p.m., which is the last time slot for prelims. If Princeton qualifies, finals begin at 6 p.m. with an opening ceremony. Complete schedule of the day attached.

Tickets information

Single session (prelims OR finals per conference) adult tickets: $19

Single session (prelims OR finals per conference) student tickets (grades 7-12): $14

Children 6th grade and under: No admission charge

Double session (prelims AND finals per conference) adult tickets: $30

Double session (prelims AND finals per conference) student tickets (grades 7-12): $24*

Children in 6th grade and under: No admission charge

Adult tickets may be purchased in advance or on the day of the event either at the Alamodome Box Office or through Ticketmaster. Online purchases will include surcharges, as set by Ticketmaster, that are in addition to the above prices.

Student tickets may be purchased at the Alamodome box office only on the day of the event. These tickets will not be for sale on Ticketmaster.

For more information please contact the Alamodome at 210-207-3663.

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