March on the Brandywine, Oct. 20

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A crisp fall evening is the perfect time to get out with the family to enjoy music, pageantry and fun! Unionville High School invites you to the “March on the Brandywine” marching band competition on Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 6pm to 10pm.

This event features the area’s best high school musicians and color guard squads in friendly competition – it’s like one exciting halftime show after another! Judges from the Cavalcade of Bands, Inc. will rate the precision, creativity, musicality and complexity of the performances. The ten participating high schools are: Lindenwold, Clayton, Chichester, Big Spring, Downingtown East, Coatesville, Upper Darby, Penn Wood, Marple Newtown and Kennett. When the competing bands are finished, the Unionville High School Marching Band will treat the audience to a performance of its 2018 show, “Wonderful World” and is thrilled to perform for the community audience.

Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for students and seniors, free for ages 5 and under. Food, including our famous hand-cut, fresh – never frozen! – band fries, will be available for purchase, along with programs and music-related items. Fun for all ages!

WHEN AND WHERE: Saturday, October 20, 2018, 6pm – 10pm, Unionville High School, 750 Unionville Road (PA Rt. 82), Kennett Square, PA 19348-1531, rain or shine

MORE INFORMATION AND PERFORMANCE TIMES: Cavalcade of Bands website here

BACKGROUND: The Cavalcade of Bands Association is a regional circuit which brings together student musicians from across the Mid Atlantic in Saturday competitions in the fall. Bands are divided into categories based on the size of the band and are judged in the following categories: Music, Visual, Overall Effect, Drum Major, Auxiliary (Color Guard) and Percussion. All bands are given a final score and awards are distributed at the end of all performances. At the end of the season a Championship competition is held in Hershey, PA.

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