Area Marching Bands To Compete At Marshal MN Saturday

band tromboneMarshall, Minnesota — Four high school marching bands from the KIWA listening area will perform Saturday evening during the 20th Annual Pursuit of Excellence Marching Band Competition in Marshall, Minnesota.

The competition begins with the National Anthem at 5:25 Saturday afternoon, with bands starting at 5:30.  Bands from our area competing include:  The Wildcat Marching Band from West Lyon High School, at 7:00 pm, and the Sheldon Marching Orabs, who will compete at 7:45 pm.  Both schools will be competing in the Crimson Class; the Sibley-Ocheyedan Marching Generals, who will take to the field at 8:55 Saturday night in the Navy Class; and the MOC-Floyd Valley Dutchmen Marching Band, who will appear at 9:55 pm in the Ivory Class.

In addition, spectators will be treated to an exhibition performance by the Southwest Minnesota Mustang Pep Band at 8:15, as well as a judged exhibition by the Marshall, Minnesota High School Band at 10:40 pm.

Crimson Class Awards will be presented at 8:30 pm, with Navy and Ivory Class Awards being handed out at 10:55 Saturday night.

Gates will open at 4:30 pm for Saturday night’s 20th Annual Pursuit of Excellence Marching Band Competition.

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