On Sept. 29, the Warwick Band Parents will host the “Legend of the Warriors” Cavalcade of Bands marching competition. Eleven high school bands will take the field to perform their number.
Schools participating in the event include Columbia, Conestoga Valley, Daniel Boone, Conrad Weiser, Northern Lebanon, Manheim Central, Red Lion, Wilson, South Western, Methacton, Susquehannock and Millersville.
Band sizes range from 35 members to more than 100 members. The evening will be topped off with a performance by the Millersville University Marching Marauders. More than 3,000 spectators are expected to be in attendance.
Cavalcade sanctions roughly 42 high school marching band competitions each year in the mid-Atlantic area and has more than 100 member schools. The non-profit organization also sanctions indoor marching competitions, as well as jazz band festivals during the winter months. Bands are judged on their visual impact, and music ability, while being scored on a 100 point scale. The evening will conclude with an awards ceremony for high percussion and high auxiliary in each division.
Warwick High School has been a Cavalcade participant for more than three decades and has hosted shows annually.
The competition begins at 6 p.m. at Grosh Stadium on the Warwick campus. Cost is $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and students. Warwick students, faculty, staff and school board members are admitted for free.