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Marching Thunder hosts annual band competition at Joan C. Edwards Stadium

October 13, 2018
Members of the Chesapeake High School Band showcase their talents in last year's Tri-State Marching Band Festival at Joan C. Edwards Stadium in Huntington.

HUNTINGTON — Marshall University’s marching band, “The Marching Thunder/* will host 23 high school bands for its annual marching band competition Saturday, Oct. 13, at Joan C. Edwards Stadium.

Bands from West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio are participating in the event, which kicks off at 9:45 a.m. and concludes at 5 p.m.

Tickets are $8 and available the day of the event at Gate A. Parking is free. Each band will perform for a group of nationally recognized adjudicators.

“The Tri-State Marching Festival is a wonderful event in the Huntington community that showcases amazing high school

musicians and performers,” said Adam Dalton, director of Athletic Bands at Marshall University. “The amount of work these students put in is evident, and it’s great to see them get a chance to show that here at Marshall. The event is also a great time for the Marshall Marching Thunder to perform in exhibition for the high school students. It’s a wonderful day of music and motion.”

Here’s a look at the full performance schedule for Saturday.

Class A:

Dawson Bryant High School 9:45 a.m.

Wyoming East High School 10 a.m.

Wahama High School 10:15 a.m.

Symmes Valley High School, 10:30 a.m.

Magnolia High School 10:45 a.m.

Chapmanville Regional High School 11 a.m.

Scott High School 11:15 a.m.

BREAK 11:30 a.m.

Class A continued: Johnson Central High 11:45 a.m.

Ritchie County High School Noon

Buffalo High School 12:15 p.m.

Saint Marys High School 12:30 p.m.

Independence High School 12:45 p.m.

Mason County High School 1 p.m.

BREAK 1:15 p.m.

Class AA:

South Charleston High School 1:45 p.m.

Woodrow Wilson High School 2 p.m.

Wayne High School 2:15 p.m.

Class AAA:

Nitro High School 2:30 p.m.

East Clinton High School 2:45 p.m.

BREAK 3 p.m.

Riverside High School 3:15 p.m. (Class AA)

Class AAAA:

Huntington High School 3:30 p.m.

Richwood High School 3:45 p.m.

Hurricane High School, 4 p.m.

South Point High School 4:15 p.m.

Marching Thunder exhibition 4:30 p.m.

Division Awards 5 p.m.

Go online at https://www.marshall.edu/music/ensembles-of-marshall-university/marching-thunder-3/to find out more about the Marching Thunder.

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