1980 - UIL Marching Band Historical Note

UIL Leaguer
December, 1980

Austin Crockett, Georgetown, Medina Valley, Howe and Iraan won bragging rights as the state's top marching bands by taking first place honors at the UIL's second annual Marching Band Contest, held at the University of Texas at Austin, November 24-25. The two day musical extravaganza was cut short by a steady rain the second day of the event, forcing cancellation of the finals for Conferences AAAA, AAA and A. "The weather the first day of the contest was relatively favorable: Partly cloudy and slightly windy, perhaps a bit too cold," said Charles Schowobel, contest director. "The second day brought us what we feared most — a cold, steady rain. "With no chance of clearing and a good possibility of the rain turning to sleet, we were forced to cancel the finals and determine the final standings from the preliminary ratings."