Twelve marching bands will descend on Downingtown on Sept. 28 to participate in the Cavalcade of Bands competition hosted by the Downingtown Music Parents Association, according to a report from the Daily Local News.
The bands will perform to earn regional recognition for their musical performance excellence, marching precision, flag/guard performance, and drumline.
In addition to the competing high school bands, the Towson State marching band will also present its unique halftime show for the audience.
The bands at Downingtown East and West high schools are hosts of the competition and will also perform.
“Downingtown has been hosting the Cavalcade of Bands for years,” said Ed Otto, Downingtown West Band Director. “Not only is it a fundraising activity for the bands and all the music programs, it is also a wonderful community event.”
To encourage music in the school district, the event’s organizers are offering free tickets to elementary and middle school students with the purchase of an adult ticket.
“We do this to help make it easy for families to attend, and to expose younger students to the excitement that is competitive marching band,” said Otto.
Read more about the Cavalcade of Bands in the Daily Local News here.