Both the Rockdale Big Blue and Thorndale Fighting Bulldog bands competed in their respective classifications at the UIL Music Region 18/26 marching contest Saturday at Giddings High School. RHS (above) was awarded a Division II (excellent) by the judges for their performance. Band director is Adrian A. Acevedo. This is a non-advancing year for Rockdale’s Class 3A. THS (below) awarded a Division I (superior), advancing them to the area marching contest Oct. 26 at Groesbeck High School. THS band director is Daniel Musick.