“The Friendswood Marching Festival will provide an early season educational event that helps the bands prepare for the contest season,” said Greg Dick, Director of Bands. “We have the very best judges and they give tremendous positive feedback for each band to take home and continue to improve their show. The response by the bands to our festivals has been phenomenal. We are honored to have them come out to Friendswood.”
The bands competing, in order of performance, are Kempner, George Ranch, Manvel, Little Cypress Mauriceville, Katy, Stephen F. Austin, Clements, Cinco Ranch, Waller, Klein Oak, Clear Brook, Morton Ranch, Seven Lakes, Clear Falls, Dickinson, Dawson, and CyFair.
Gates open at 10 a.m. with preliminary performances beginning at 11 a.m. The gates reopen for final competition at 5:30 pm, featuring the top ten bands from the preliminaries. The Mighty Mustang Band will perform in exhibition at 9:15 p.m.
The public is invited to attend. Tickets for all day are $15 for adults and $7.50 for students and seniors, with pre-school and under free. Half-day passes are $10 and $5, respectively.
More contest information available at www.friendswoodmustangband.org.