It's time once again to shine a light on the often underappreciated, and totally dedicated, high school marching band!  These halftime owning, counter-marching kings and queens of the mid-game break work many untold hours in the summer heat, perfecting their halftime performance.  To the untrained eye, it may seem as easy as walking around and playing an instrument.  The truth is, playing the instrument correctly is hard enough, but precisely synchronizing your music and movements with a gigantic group of like-minded individuals is difficult.  To pull it off with the ease and grace that marching bands in the Ark-La-Tex do takes things to a whole new level.

The first round of voting ends on Oct 4th at Midnight.  The top 3 from each category will make their way to the final round, and be one step closer to the title of Best High School Marching Band in the Ark-La-Tex.  That distinction currently belongs to the Haughton High School Big Red Buccaneer Band, who took the top spot after tens of thousands of votes streamed in from across the Tri-State area.

Who will be the champion this year?  Help us find out by casting your vote in each category below!  You can only vote once every 3 hours, so make sure to share it with everyone!