Cedar Hill Red Army Marching Band Wins $5,000 in Parrish Competition

The Cedar Hill High School Red Army Marching Band won its final event of the Marching Season on January 6 at Globe Life Field in Arlington.

They defeated nine other six – six from the Metroplex, two from the Houston area and one from Shreveport – to win the inaugural Roland Parrish Band Competition (and a $5,000 prize) before 6,000 fans at the home field of MLB’s Texas Rangers.

“The difference was attention to detail,” Cedar Hill Band Director Derrick Walker said. “We have a system in place where we know what we want and when we want it. Other teams are still trying to develop that within their band programs.”

The theme of the show was “A Tribute To The Jackson Family.” The Red Army Band performed “That’s The Way Love Goes” – the 1993 Janet Jackson song – and a Michael Jackson Medley.

In addition to winning the competition, Cedar Hill finished first in Percussion, second in Color Guard and third in Drum Majors.

The Band will now shift its attention to UIL Solo and Ensemble, set for February 26 in Arlington.