(KCBD) - The Whiteface Antelope Band took the top spot today as the 1A State Marching Band contest in San Antonio.
Of the seven finalists, three are area schools: Whiteface, Springlake-Earth and Ropes.
Ropes took the second place prize this year as they were the 2016 State Champs.
Springlake-Earth took third place in the contest.
Sundown performs their preliminary round today at 4 p.m. and New Deal performs tonight at 7:28 p.m. If these schools make it past the preliminary round, they will play again on Tuesday starting at 9 a.m. in the finals with the winners announced at 11 a.m.
Lubbock High's preliminary round is Wednesday at 1:15 p.m. If they make it to the final round, they will play again starting at 7:45 p.m. on Wednesday with the winners announced at 10:30 p.m.
BOX5 Media has contracted with UIL to provide live streaming for the event. To access the BOX5 Media site for live streaming of the event, please click here. There is a $10 per event cost to watch live on this site and you must register to watch.