TSU Marching Band Featured in State Fair

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TSU marching band plays state fair

Stephenville is home to many musically-inclined individuals, and that is evidenced better nowhere else than in Tarleton State University’s marching band, which recently received quite a prestigious honor.

According to a recent piece from the Stephenville Empire Tribune, the school’s marching band, The Sound & The Fury, took part in the opening day festivities of the annual State Fair of Texas, which kicked off Sept. 28 with a parade in downtown Dallas.

“We are pleased to rekindle the Tarleton tradition, of participating in the Texas State Fair parade, that dates back to the 1920s,” Dr. Gary Westbrook, assistant professor and director of athletic bands, told the news source. “The Sound & The Fury is thankful for this and any opportunity to serve Tarleton State University.”

Westbrook leads The Sound & The Fury, which consists of 145 members and was one of just a few that were invited to participate in the parade. The news source stated that TSU’s color guard was also welcomed to the parade’s opening festivities, rounding out an impressive showing for Stephenville’s own Tarleton State University.

The Sound & The Fury had a busy day as they also participated in the Starlight Parade held at the state fairgrounds later on in the day. According to the news source, they had the honor of being the only marching band to take part in the nighttime parade.

Stephenville growth buoyed by TSU

Whether it’s through the music program, athletic program or general academic atmosphere, much of what makes Stephenville great can be attributed to TSU as it fosters an educational atmosphere that is filled with young individuals’ energy and enthusiasm for success.

This creates a ripple effect throughout the entire community, making it a positive atmosphere in which to raise a family. If you’d like to learn about Stephenville homes for sale then contact us today. We know our way around town and would love nothing more than to show you around.



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