The Olney High School Marching Band qualified for the 1A State Marching Contest following an excellent performance in the Area Marching Contest on Saturday, Oct. 26, at Northwest Stadium in Justin. 

The band, which is directed by Rodney and Marilyn Bennett, performed a show titled “Conquest of the Mayan Empire” before a panel of judges and was ranked as the top band in the area. 

The OHS band will be the fourth to perform in the preliminary round at the Alamodome in San Antonio at 8:12 a.m. Monday, Nov. 4. Preliminary results will be announced following the final 1A band’s performance, which begins at 11:28 a.m.

Everyone is invited to come out for a special exhibition performance at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at Cub Stadium. A send-off will then be held at 2 p.m.