Lytle Band earns trip to Area with First Division Rating 4th Consecutive Year

The Fighting Pirate Band did it again, earning their 4th consecutive Marching Band First Division at the UIL Region XI Marching Competition in Hondo last Saturday, October 16, 2021 with their spectacular performance of “reIMAGINED” ! When they heard they earned a “Division 1” the band members and fans cheered with excitement and hugs and lots of pictures were snapped with their big trophy after Director Chessher told them, “I knew y’all had it when you walked off the field! We have some work to do, and will change up a few things. Congratulations.”
” To say I’m proud of these kids is a major understatement,” said Joshua Chessher, Lytle ISD Band Director. “They have really stepped up to the challenge, and left everything they had out on the field,” he said. “The support from our community, our Athletic Teams, and Administration was amazing as well; with multiple members of the football team in attendance to show their love for the Pirate Band.”

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“I am so incredibly proud to be a Lytle Pirate, and I’m super happy to have such an amazing staff of MJ Robles, Jason Keown, and Bertie Salazar, as well as all the people that support us in the district,” said Chessher.
The results of earning a First Division has earned the Pirate Band a trip to the next level! The Area Competition will be held at Veteran’s Memorial Stadium, A.C. Jones High School in Beeville, Texas this Saturday, October 23, and the Pirate Band performs at 10:15 am in prelims at the 3A Area Marching Contest.
Natalia’s Performance time is 2:45 PM.
“We would love to see you all in the stands cheering us on this Saturday, if interested, please contact me for more info. Thank you again for all the support that you have shown the band program this year, but we’re not done yet!”
This year’s program is entitled “reIMAGINED”. Directors are Joshua Chessher, MJ Robles and Jason Keown. Drum Majors are Amanda Soto and Diamond Smith-Walker.
By Kathleen Calame