BLUFFTON — The On the Banks of the Wabash marching band festival will bring 18 northeast Indiana high school bands to Bluffton High School on Saturday, Sept. 11. Competition begins at 3 p.m.
Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for students and seniors.
Competition will pause at 5:30 p.m. as the American Legion presents a ceremony in observance of the 20th anniversary of 9/11.
James Bueter, the Bluffton Bengal Brigade director, released the bands’ performance order Sept. 1:
New Haven, 3:13
Bishop Dwenger, 3:26
South Side, 3:39
Adams Central, 4:45
Huntington North, 8:00
East Noble, 8:15
Bands will be judged by an independent panel, which will award placement trophies and name winners for Visual, Music and GE (general effect).
Food will be available at the concession stands.
New Haven H.S.
Todd Caffee once again directs the Mighty Marching Bulldog Band of New Haven High School.
Megan Emmons and Renee Bock work with color guard. Barry Sturgill instructs percussion.
Seniors Kai Lee and Alex Spillers are this year’s drum majors.
The band will march 10 band members and seven guard.
This year’s show is titled “80s Movie Marathon.”
New Haven competes in Scholastic A class, as defined by the Indiana State School Music Association.