September 18, 2019

Stateline Showdown at Staples Stadium this Saturday

(Franklin, GA) — A throng of Marching Band fans are expected to descend on Franklin this Saturday, Sept. 29 as Heard High School hosts its second marching band competition.

Staples Stadium will once again be the site for the ‘Stateline Showdown’ featuring some of the top high school marching bands in the area.

The event will also feature special performances Saturday evening by the Marching Braves at 8:30 PM and the Point University Marching Skyhawks at 9:00 PM. The awards presentations will immediately follow.

The Hardaway High School band from Columbus will kick off the day’s performances at 1:20 PM.

Other area marching bands performing at the Stateline Showdown will include Pike County, Beulah, First Presbyterian Day, Chapel Hill, Manchester, Sonoraville, Northside Columbus, Ola, Carrollton, Veterans, and Lithia Springs.

The bands are divided into classes for the competition. The open class featured bands with 101+ wind players. Other bands are divided from Class A (up to 40 wind players) to Class AAAA (80-100 wind players).

Admission is $8 person and children 4 and under are admitted free. A $10 admission includes a program. Programs are also available for $4 each. Concessions will be available throughout the day.

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