The Argyle Eagle Band is now in a class all by itself.
In record-setting fashion, the Eagle Band won the University Interscholastic League Class 4A Marching Band State Championship on Nov. 10, 2021 at the Alamodome in San Antonio. This marked Argyle High School's eighth state championship which vaulted the Eagles to becoming the winningest band in state history regardless of classification.
"This is a testament to the generations of students, staff, administration, parents, and community that pour their love into the program." Argyle ISD Director of Bands Jason Bird said. "We are humbled to come home with the eighth state championship for the Argyle Band."
This also marked back-to-back state championships in consecutive school years for Argyle.
With the stakes at state the highest, Argyle's performances in San Antonio were flawless. Performing the show "The Sun, The Moon and All the Stars," the Eagles produced perfect scores (all 1s) in the preliminary round and in the finals. Bands are scored in five categories (three in music, two in visual) at the competition. Argyle finished with a score of 5, ahead of second-place Canton (17) and third-place Melissa (19).
"I am so proud of the Eagle band members, parents of band members, and our phenomenal band and percussion directors," Argyle ISD Superintendent Dr. Telena Wright said. "This is a true reward for the hard work and preparation of our Eagle Band and continues its rich tradition of excellence. What an incredible honor!"
This year, the UIL Marching Contest was open to all classifications in the state. Typically, Class 4A schools only compete during even-numbered years.
Argyle High School's history of band state championships started in 2003 and also included titles in 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2020. AHS also has two silver medalist finishes in 2016 and 2018.
The Eagle Band is led by 2021 Drum Majors Nick Lessley and Jorge Terrazas.