Festival of Bands Saturday at Penn
Posted: 09/21/2012 at 1:15 am
By: Marlys Weaver-Stoesz
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Northridge Marching Raider Band color guard members perform at the Concord Invitational 9/15/2012. (Truth Photo By J. Tyler Klassen)
Blazer Brigade color guard members perform during the Concord Invitational 9/15/2012. (Truth Photo By J. Tyler Klassen)
Elkhart Memorial Crimson Charger Command drum major Emily Davisson directs the band during the Concord Invitational 9/15/2012. (Truth Photo By J. Tyler Klassen)
Six Elkhart County high school marching bands will compete in Penn High Schoolís Carnival of Bands this Saturday.
The invitational contest starts at 2 p.m. at Pennís Freed Field, 55910 Bittersweet Road, Mishawaka. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for students and senior citizens, according to Glenn Northern, Pennís band director.
Twenty-eight bands will perform. As host, Penn will perform but is not eligible for awards or placings.
Invitational contests give bands a chance to perform for an audience, get judgesí feedback and perfect their shows before ISSMA contests, where bands must meet certain marks to move on in competition. The first ISSMA contest of the season is Sept. 29.
Fairfield, Elkhart Memorial, Elkhart Central, Northridge, Goshen and Concord are the Elkhart County schools competing Saturday at Penn.
NorthWood will participate in the Hamilton Southeastern Invitational in Fishers on Saturday. That invitational begins at 1:45 p.m. Tickets there are $8 for adults and $5 for students.