Strike up the band — MP Marching Band Invitational is Saturday
Mt. Pleasant Community High School marching band is once again hosting their annual marching band invitational on Saturday, Sept. 21. at Evans Field at the Mapleleaf athletic complex. This is the 15th year for the contest.
Seventeen high school marching bands will be competing on Saturday.
The show, which begins at 5:30 p.m., will entertain audiences with over 1450 musicians from area school bands. The evening will conclude with an awards ceremony at 10:30 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Middle School is the only middle school performing and will kick off the night with their performance at 5:30 p.m., followed by Muscatine High School, Mediapolis High School. West Burlington High School, Central Lee High School, Wapello High School, Keokuk High School, Marion High School, Albia High School, Washington High School and Benton Community High School.
After Benton High School performs, there will be a judges break before performances resume at 8:30 p.m.
Maquoketa High School will begin the final portion of the evening, followed by West Delaware High School, Western Dubuque High School, Ft. Madison High School, Ottumwa High School, Bettendorf High School, and Dowling Catholic High School. The evening’s performances will end with the Mt. Pleasant High School marching band performance at 10:15 p.m.