Yellowhammer Band receives high marks from judges at UIL Marching Competition

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The Rotan ISD Yellowhammer Marching Band received straight first-division ratings from the judges Saturday at the UIL Marching Band Competition in San Angelo.

The roughly 40-member marching band—which consists of eighth-grade through senior classes—have been preparing for the competition since summer band rehearsals beginning in August. The band’s director, Jessica Watkins recalled how the band started off the season strong but admitted there were a couple of weeks in September when she wasn’t sure the group would be able to pull off a first division rating.

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