Fishers High School hosts annual band invitational

Band members perform at a previous invitational. (Submitted photos)

Band members perform at a previous invitational. (Submitted photos)

By James Feichtner

Fishers High School will be jammed packed with marching bands from around the state on Sept. 12. For its fourth year in a row, the Fishers Marching Band Invitational will welcome 21 of the top marching bands in the area to show off their skills. The purpose of the invitational is to allow for schools to prepare for marching band competitions coming up later in the  year.

“It allows a variety of schools from across the state to come in and demonstrate their shows,” Fishers Band Booster Club member Leigh Ann Fuller said. “A lot of these invitationals are ways for schools to get some judging and to be able to see ways that they can improve their shows to be at their best by the time they get to the final contest.”

The event will take place from 4 to 10 p.m. and is expected to draw a crowd of approximately 3,500 people. It will feature marching bands from Avon, Carmel, Lake Central, Plainfield, Greenfield Central, Triton Central and Eastern High School, Hamilton Southeastern, Mt. Vernon and more. At the close of the event, Fishers Marching Band will end with a performance of “The Butterfly Effect.”

Adding to the excitement will be an opportunity for guests to participate in a car giveaway raffle.

“Honda in Fishers has sponsored with us for the last several years in attempt to give away a car,” Fuller said. “Tickets are $25 a piece. They are put in for a raffle and then the night of the invitational they will draw the winner of the car.”

“It’s fabulous event that is a lot of fun,” Fuller said. “You get to see a lot of different bands perform and we’d love to have people come and buy a car raffle ticket. If they purchase a car raffle ticket that day, they get one free admission per raffle ticket purchased.”

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