Anna Coyote Band Making History

Anna Coyote Marching Band is State-Bound
Posted on 10/30/2018
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For the first time in history, the Anna Coyote Marching Band has advanced to the UIL State Marching Band Contest.

The band will head to San Antonio next week for the anticipated competition, where they will perform their show titled “Icarus.” The competition will take place on Wednesday, November 7 at 11:00 AM at the Alamodome.

"This season has been wonderful not because of the accomplishments, certainly not because of the beautiful weather, but by the reinforcement of the concept that hard work pays off. I can still remember when this concept became very real to me in my junior year of high school as a member of the Whitesboro High School Band,” Band Director Justin Wallis said. “Hearing this quote by Chief Justice Benjamin Cardozo made it click for me, ‘In the end, this great truth shall have been learned, that the effort is finer than the prize, or rather the effort IS the prize, the victory cheap and hollow were it not for the rigor of the game.’ I believe we have a group of students that have made this connection, and it has paid off! When a group of students get together with a common goal and work hard at attaining that goal regardless of the circumstances, it is rare, and it is powerful. We are so excited to join the ranks of the best bands in the state, and cannot wait to compete on November 7th!"

Preceding the competition, the public is invited to join the band for a live performance of “Icarus” at 7:30 PM on Monday, November 5, at the Coyote Stadium.

Anna band supporters that are unable to attend the state contest will still have an opportunity to watch the Coyotes perform live. UIL provides live streaming for the event, for a fee.*

Schedule of events:

  • Free public performance at the Coyote Stadium (Monday, November 5 at 7:30 PM)
  • Tune into Anna ISD’s Facebook Page, where we will attempt to go live on Facebook in the tunnel with the Coyote Band, prior to the performance (Wednesday, November 7 around 10:45 AM)
  • Anna Coyote Band Performance at the State UIL Band Competition at the Alamodome in San Antonio. (Wednesday, November 7 at 11:00 AM)

*BOX5-TV powered by BOX5 Media has contracted with UIL to provide live streaming for the event. For more details, please visit

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