The 18th Hillsborough High School Raider Marching Band Festival is this Saturday, October 29th, kicking off with the National Anthem at 12:45 p.m. There are 26 competing bands plus the Raiders 9:45 p.m. exhibition of this year's show The Glory of Light.
This is the perfect event for those who attend football games only to see the halftime show and get a thrill when the bands pass by in a parade.
The bands are judged on the music, the program, and the execution.
The admission fee is $10, $8 for students and seniors.
Wear comfortable shoes. Be prepared to climb up the bleachers for an overview of the bands. The evening will get cool, dress in layers. Bring a few dollars for food. Be prepared to be overwhelmed. Give a cheer for all the band parents who act as "roadies."
This is a great family activity.
The HHS Raider Marching Band website is here. For more information about the 2011 program The Glory of Light go here.
The photographs in the slideshow are from last year's competition courtesy of George Mariasz.
For the mycentraljersey.com Photo Gallery of the 2010 Festival go here.