Lubbock High School -- that is, MY Alma mater -- is going to State with their marching band for the first time in 33 years.

Needless to say that we Westerners are beyond proud of this accomplishment. I'm sure the rest of Lubbock is, too.

To vote on your favorite Lubbock area marching band in our station poll, go here. I've voted for LHS about 1,000 times so if you want a different school to win, you better get busy with those clicks.

Here's the press release from Lubbock High in its entirety, along with ticket information to see LHS Marching Band at the Alamodome:

Lubbock High School Band makes historic appearance in at state contest

Lubbock High School was one of five bands selected to advance to state from the 5-A UIL Area Marching Contest, which took place in Odessa over the weekend. This is the first appearance of a Lubbock ISD marching band to the state contest in 33 years, with the advent of the modern state marching band contest structure. The Coronado High School band made the finals in the 2017 Area Marching Contest, but did not advance to the state contest.

Lubbock High will perform in the 5A Preliminary Round at 1:15 p.m. at the Alamodome in San Antonio on Wednesday, November 8. For those bands qualifying, the final round will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the AlamoDome Box Office or through Ticketmaster.