Texas is passionate about high school, everybody knows that.  What you may not know is, the good citizens of the Lone Star State love every last aspect of the Friday night lights experience - especially the marching band.  Being a band kid from East Texas myself, I can attest to the hard work and dedication it takes to be a truly great marching machine - and the hometown crowd loves it!

Last year, we asked you to help us find the cream of the Ark-La-Tex marching band crop. Although a Texas band did not win the overall title of Best Marching Band in the Ark-La-Tex, the Atlanta Rabbits came in ahead of every other Texas band with thousands of votes.  They will be defending as the reigning Lone Star Champs!

Now it's time to select this year's best - cast your vote below, and make sure you encourage other band-fans to do the same.  The only way to secure the title for your school's band is to share it with other members, band directors, boosters, parents, students - basically everyone you know!  You can only vote once every 3 hours, so get to it.  Voting is open from now until Thursday, October 4th at midnight (11:59:59 pm).  Once the voting is over, the top 3 from each category will move on to the final vote!