The Nixon-Smiley Mustang Band competed at the Region12 UIL marching contest, on Saturday, October 21.  The band students performed their best competition performance to date.  Unfortunately, the performance did not come up to 1st division (Superior) standards, but all judges provided excellent comments for the students and directors to use in the future.  The final rating was a 2nd division (Excellent).  The band students, while obviously disappointed, showed a pride and newfound sense of accomplishment in their performance.  The Mustang Band will perform their complete UIL show for the final time, this Friday, October 27 for the home football game versus Dilley.