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Third Annual Battle Royale on October 5
Third Annual Battle Royale on October 5

On Saturday, October 5, Battlefield High School will host its third annual Battle Royale marching band competition. Starting at about 4:30 P.M., at least twelve high school marching bands will take the field in competition at the Battlefield High School football stadium. Competitors are coming from Culpeper, Fauquier, Prince William, Fairfax, and Arlington counties. Approximately 1,000 spectators are expected to attend.

The highlight of the evening will be two exhibition performances. Battlefield’s own Marching Bobcats, a nine-time Virginia Honor Band, will perform their tenth anniversary show, “A Legendary 10”—a tribute performance that includes songs from their first nine shows. Then marching band fans will be treated to a fantasic show by the Christopher Newport University Marching Captains as they perform their show, “Heroes.” Many of the Marching Captains members hail from Northern Virginia schools, so it will be a homecoming of sorts as well.

Finally the night will be capped off with awards for Best Drum Major; Best Drumline; Best Auxiliary; Best Music; Best General Effect; and Best Marching. Then bands ranging from A to AAAAA based on size will be awarded 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophies for their class, culminating in the Grand Champion award given to the band with the highest judges’ score. The 2011 Grand Champion was Fairfax High School, and the 2012 Grand Champion was Woodbridge High School. Please join us as we discover who the 2013 Grand Champion will be! The competition will take place at 15000 Graduation Dr., Haymarket, VA 20168.


For more information or to donate, visit www.battlefieldbands.com or www.facebook.com/battlefieldhsbands. To schedule an interview with Band Booster President James McGillivray or BHS Normandy Chairman Don Shanks, please contact Publicity Coordinator Catherina Hurlburt at 571-278-5128 or catherina.hurlburt@bhsbands.org.