On Saturday evening in Tiger Stadium, Glen Rose hosted the Paluxy Valley Marching Festival. Though inclement weather didn't allow for the full competition, results were determined.
Clifton High School finished first, followed by Joshua, Fort Worth Castleberry, Alvarado, Stephenville, Eastland and Lorena.
Glen Rose marched as an exhibition band and thus wasn't included in the results, but the Tiger Band did receive all straight division ones from the judges.
"Because of weather we didn't get to do the finals, but the band directors met and decided we'd take the preliminary results as the final order," said Glen Rose band director Ray Portillo. "I thought the event went very smooth (otherwise). Things were made easier because of outstanding help from our band parents and plenty of parking for everyone who attended."
Portillo got good feedback about his Tigers.
"Judges gave us high marks on our marching and were especially impressed by our 'strong' trumpet section," he said. "I feel good about where we are in preparation for our UIL contest."
On that note, the Tigers host a UIL contest this Saturday beginning at noon, and Glen Rose will march at 7 p.m. This is an advancing year for 3A bands, so if the Tigers receive a division one grade, they will advance to the UIL Area contest in Waxahachie on Oct. 27.