Source: Sherman Publications

Clarkston hosts marching bands

October 19, 2011

Seventeen marching bands from across the Michigan will take part in the 34thAnnual Clarkston Invitational on Oct. 22.

The competition, sponsored by the Michigan Competing Band Association and coordinated by the Clarkston Schools Instrumental Music Association (CSIMA) is a qualifying event for state finals, at Ford Field on Nov. 5.

The Clarkston Invitational begins at 3:30 p.m. and the Clarkston High School Marching Band is set to perform "Scherazade" at 8:45 p.m., in the Flight I group.

Awards for Flight I bands are at 9:15 p.m. Awards for Flight II, III, and IV bands are at 6:30 p.m.

The cost of entrance is $6 for ages 5 and up, $5 for senior citizens and free for children under the age of 5.

Opportunities to volunteer are still available. If interested and can donate a few hours, please contact volunteer coordinator Kelly Moraco at