Video: Henrietta Band earns ‘1’ rating; Pirates take the field

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The high school bands of Henrietta and Petrolia competed in the UIL Region 2 marching contest Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Wichita Falls.

The Henrietta Band earned a “1,” or “Superior,” rating in the Class 3A competition. Bands representing Class 3A included Bowie, Holliday and City View. The annual competition hosts marching bands from classes 2A through 5A.

Bands are eligible for advancement every other year. This year, classes 2A and 4A advance. Bands representing Class 2A and 4A who earned a “1” will compete at area for a chance at state competition.

The Pride of Petrolia marching band received a “3,” or “Average,” rating in Class 2A competition.

Also competing in Class 2A were Archer City, Seymour, Windthorst, Anson, Haskell, Knox City, Olney and Throckmorton, Electra, Munday, Hamlin and Stamford.

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