Sheldon, Iowa — Seventeen high school marching bands will converge on Orab Field Saturday for the Iowa High School Music Association State Marching Band Contest. Bands will be judged, and given ratings of Division I, II, III, IV or V, based upon their performance. The event is open to the public, with admission set at $6 for adults and $3 for students.
Sheldon High School Band Director Cliff St. Clair tells us about the contest.
St. Clair says that concessions, including lunch, will be available on-site during the contest.
He says that, after the contest in Sheldon, the Marching Orabs, along with most of the other bands that will appear at Orab Field, will climb aboard buses and head south on Highway 60 to compete in a marching band competition in Orange City.
St. Clair says the forecast for Saturday promises great weather to come out and watch the contests.
The Iowa High School Music Association Northwest District Marching Band Contest begins at 9:30 Saturday morning at Orab Field.