Everyone in the community is invited to enjoy performances featuring dazzling displays of marching, percussion, color guard, and props as part of the Rockford Marching Invitational, hosted by our own Rockford High School Marching Band. The Invitational is a competition between various bands that have been invited to perform before judges. On Saturday, September 21, 2013, at the high school football stadium, 19 bands will compete within their class divisions for rankings and for the Grand Champion Award. The bands are judged on music performance, music effect, marching performance and visual effect. Each band is given a score out of 100 points and the results are announced at the end of the competition.
The invitational kicks off at 3:10 pm with the playing of the National Anthem. The first band performs at 3:15 pm. At 8:50 pm, our own Rockford Band, which is not competing in the invitation, will perform in exhibition their show titled “It’ll All Come Together.” This is a great opportunity to see the band, under Director Brian Phillips, that has earned a chance to compete at the national level for the past couple of years.
Last year, Rockford resident Kathleen Zacharias could hear the bands through her open windows and decided to take her family to check it out. She said they thoroughly enjoyed the performances.
Concessions are open all day. Admissions costs are $7 for adults, seniors 60+ and students are $5, 4 and under are free, and a family of 4 or more pays only $20.