Nearly 400 band members will step off on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 2 to 4:30 p.m., to display the music, artistry and showmanship they’ve practiced over the summer and fall season in the 9th annual “Marching at the Rock,” hosted by Council Rock School District. The event takes place at Walt Snyder Stadium at Council Rock High School North, 62 Swamp Road, Newtown.
Band members, including instrumentalists, color guard, pit and drum lines, will hail from Council Rock High School North and South, Neshaminy High School and Bensalem High School.
Competing bands will be judged by professionals, with the event culminating in an awards ceremony.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students/seniors, and include one program book per attendee group. A full concession stand featuring a variety of snacks, band merchandise and candy grams will be available throughout the afternoon.
Proceeds benefit the Council Rock High School North music program. The Council Rock marching bands are directed by Wayne Bishop (CR North) and John Burns (CR South).
Band students from all Council Rock elementary and middle schools will receive free tickets and are encouraged to attend (with a paying adult chaperone) as part of their music education.