The Pride of Bulldog Land, The Mighty Bulldog Marching Band of Hitchcock High School placed 15th in the state University Interscholastic League Marching Band Contest finals on Wednesday in San Antonio.

It was the band’s first trip to the state finals in the school’s history, band boosters said.

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Carlos Ponce

It was a wonderful performance performed in the largest venue to date for the band this year. If Hitchcock remains 3A after realignment, the next year for a state run will be 2021. 1A, 3A and 5A have state marching competitions during odd years. If, however, Hitchcock moves to 4A with an influx of new students then 2020 will be a competition year for 2A, 4A and 6A schools. The bands Hitchcock competed against this year were larger, most with a history of making it to state competition. A surprise was White Oak High School which ran an old fashioned military style drill common in the 1950s, 60s and 70s. Mr. Brunson is looking forward to the upcoming years with a nice number of band students in the younger grades. The Pride of Bulldog Land lived up to it's moniker! Great job!!! May the tradition continue!

Karen Griswold

Congratulations! You did a great job. What a fun and learning experience. Now you can set your sights on next year, take what you learned this year and go even farther next year. You have a right to be proud of your accomplishments this year.

Martin Connor

Congratulations to the Mighty Bulldog Band. So proud of you guys. And a special shout out to Mike and Rachael for your tireless dedication in building up the youth in our community though all that you do.

James Lippert

Great going Hitchcock students and staff! Took 50+ years but is quite an achievement.

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