Get ready for the music when high school marching bands from throughout the Southeast compete in a regional championship at McEachern High School on Oct. 19.
Music for All’s Bands of America will feature 16 high school marching bands in the preliminary competition, all of which will be evaluated by a panel of nationally recognized music educators and marching band experts. The top 10 bands will advance to the evening finals competition, which will name the Regional Champion.
“Bands of America Championships are a program of Music for All, which has a mission to create, provide and expand positively life-changing experiences through music for all,” said Eric L. Martin, President and CEO of Music for All, in a press release. “Active participation in music and arts is a vital part of a meaningful educational experience. The thousands of students who will perform at this championship showcase the dedication, teamwork and mastery required and fostered through music and arts education.”
The preliminary competition begins at 11:15 a.m. and concludes at about 4:15 p.m. Gates open for the finals at 6:45 p.m. with performances beginning at 7:45.
Ticketing and schedule information is available at musicforall.org or by calling 800-828-2263. Tickets will also be available at the gate. Standard general admission is $14 for preliminaries or finals, or $22 for a day pass to both. Children ages 10 and under are free for general admission seats.