High School Bands Compete for Top Honors

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High school bands from around Wyoming competed Saturday in Casper.

Twenty bands and 1,200 kids total played their best tunes at an annual state marching band festival.

Organizers say bands bring a unique atmosphere to competition.

“Nerve racking event for them obviously they only get one shot and so the thing you'll see throughout the night though is how well the bands support each other that part I really like” says Ron Laird with the Wyoming High School Activities Association.

A group of judges critiqued the bands on drum corps, formation and other areas.

Awards were handed out at the end after being graded from good to excellent or superior.

State organizers believe 2000 people attended the competition.

Saturday’s competition wrapped with a performance by the University of Wyoming’s marching band.