SAVE THE DATE: Proviso East Battle of the Bands on May 28
May 4, 2016 12:30 PM
Marching bands, drum lines, and a super performance will be the entertainment when Proviso East High School hosts its 14th annual Battle of the Bands at noon on Saturday, May 28.
The Proviso East Battle of the Bands will bring together marching bands and drum lines from around the Chicago area. Expected to perform along with the host Proviso East marching band will be Proviso West High School, Trotwood-Madison High School (Ohio), Oak Park High School (Michigan), Warrensville (Ohio) High School, among others.
In addition, the last band selection of the day will feature all of the bands playing on the field at the same time.
"It shows comradery among the bands," said Mr. Cletis Seals, band director at Proviso East. "It gives a different feel and shows we can act as a team even though we’re competing."
Dr. Patrick Hardy, principal at Proviso East, said that the Battle of the Bands is a good showcase for Proviso East.
"The Proviso East marching band is one of the many groups that we take pride in at Proviso East," he said. "The Battle of the Bands has been among the premiere high school band events in the area. We are looking forward to a great competition and a great afternoon of entertainment."
The Battle of the Bands will take place in the Proviso East Stadium. In case of rain, the performances will be moved indoors inside the Proviso East Fieldhouse.
Tickets to the Proviso East Battle of the Bands are $7 each, and are available at the door. Be sure to check out one of the premiere marching band competition in the area!