A night of music will fill the skies at Lakewood Stadium with the sounds of ten northeast Ohio high school marching bands.
On Saturday, September 15th, the Lakewood High School Ranger Marching Band will host the 26th Annual Lakewood High School Marching Band Invitational Festival.
Nine visiting marching bands will perform at this year’s festival, including: Brooklyn, Bay Village, Brookside, Garfield Heights, Streetsboro, Riverside (Painesville), Edison-Milan, Strongsville, Vermilion, plus the 2012 Lakewood Ranger Marching Band.
Mr. Brian Maskow, Director of Bands at Lakewood High School, who is retiring at the end of this school year, is especially grateful for the participation of visiting bands that are directed by long-time friends and fellow jazz musicians Darren Allen (Bay), Dale Hildebrand, (Brookside) and Dave Harbart (Strongsville).
The Lakewood High School Marching Band Invitational Festival is organized to feature the talent and performances of great high school marching bands, bringing nearly 1,300 talented high school musicians, their parents and families, and marching band enthusiasts of all ages to Lakewood for an evening of pageantry and musical entertainment.
The evening will begin at 7:00pm with the traditional “pass and review” introduction of each band as it enters the stadium.
Individual field shows of each band will follow, culminating with the performance of the 2012 Lakewood Ranger Marching Band.
Tickets will be available at 6pm at Lakewood Stadium the night of the festival at the following prices: Adults-$7, Senior Citizens-$5, Students-$3, Preschoolers-free. Concessions will be available.
The Lakewood High School Marching Band Invitational Festival is organized not only to showcase the students’ talents but also as direct fundraising for the Lakewood High School Ranger Marching Band’s seasonal expenses. Band members are also busy raising funds to support their participation in a by-invitation-only “Skull Session” at The Ohio State University on October 6th and a November trip to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida where they will march through the streets of the Magic Kingdom on Thanksgiving Day.
Sponsorship opportunities for this activity-packed LHS Ranger Marching Band season are available; contact Brian Maskow, Director of Bands, at 216-227-5980 for more information.