After receiving overall Superior ratings at the Region 20 6A Marching Contest, the Irving and Nimitz marching bands are advancing to UIL Area B for a chance at state. The Area round will be held this Saturday, October 27, at Birdville ISD Stadium in North Richland Hills. The good news doesn’t end there. Middle school band students held their own during All-City auditions last Saturday. Out of 360 entries, all eight middle schools collectively saw 88 musicians place, while 23 students were named as alternates. Congratulations to all Irving ISD band students and directors for their momentum thus far in competition season.