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Area bands to compete in marching band competition

Oct. 28, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

GLENVILLE, W.Va. -- Three local marching bands will compete in the inaugural West Virginia Marching Band Invitational at Glenville State College on Saturday, Nov. 3.

It is sponsored by the West Virginia Division of Culture and History and Commissioner Randall Reid-Smith.

Cabell Midland High School will compete against five other schools in Class AAAA; Poca High School will compete in Class AA; and Wahama High School will compete in Class A.

There are 27 high schools committed to attending, bringing about 1,500 musicians, color guards, twirlers, majorettes and drum majors from across the state.

Bands will be organized into classes based on school size instead of band size. Awards will be given to schools for performance within their respective classes, divisions and overall. Both divisions will have a division grand champion who will be eligible for overall grand champion. The overall grand champion and first and second runners-Up will receive cash prizes.

Admission for the event is $6 for ages 12 and up and $3 for children 11 and younger.

For more information about the 2012 West Virginia Marching Band Invitational including the performance schedule visit http://www.wvculture.org/agency/wvmbi/2012wvmbi.html.