The Olney High School marching band placed seventh in the 2013 UIL 1A State Marching Contest held Monday, Nov. 4, at the Alamodome in San Antonio.
The OHS band is directed by Rodney and Marilyn Bennett, and is led on the field by senior drum major Annie Hirsch and junior drum major Spencer Cox. This year's show is titled "Conquest of the Mayan Empire."
Olney performed in the preliminary round early Monday morning as one of 17 1A bands to qualify for the state contest. After placing in the top seven, Olney qualified for the finals, and performed for the judges again Monday evening.
When results were announced near midnight on Monday, Olney came in seventh in Class 1A, behind Shiner, Forsan, Sundown, Shelbyville, San Saba and New Deal.