theadanews.com - Ada, Oklahoma

Local News

October 2, 2009

Konawa to host band contest

Konawa — The population of Konawa will more than double as dozens of high school marching bands from all around converge on Konawa Saturday to compete in Band Day.

Bands will march in a parade through downtown Konawa followed by a field contest at the high school football field. The bands that march in the parade will be judged by three judges.

In the field contest, each band will march their shows and be judged. Each band’s show lasts about 15 minutes. East Central University Marching Band will perform an exhibition about 8:30 p.m. after the field contest.

Konawa High School Band Director Donny Longest said approximately 1,800 band members will be competing and admission to watch the bands compete is free.

“Of course admission is free,” Longest said. “The bands pay an entry fee. We have businesses that donate to help defray costs.”

Longest said the day is a huge boon to the city.

“We get just a tremendous amount of support from the community, city government and school administration and staff here,” Longest said. “It’s just a major deal for this little community.”

The parade begins at 10 a.m. with the field contest starting at 12:15 p.m. Competitions are scheduled to last until 8:30 p.m. with an award assembly following the ECU exhibition at the stadium.

“We invite everyone to come on out and enjoy the day,” Longest said. “We’re supposed to have great weather so it will be a great day.”

Bands competing this year include, Konawa, Wayne, Davis, Wilburton, Washington, Holdenville, Lexington, Lindsay, Camanche, Prague, Chandler, Bethel, Stigler, Eufaula, Pauls Valley, Purcell, Lone Grove, Bethany, Checotah, Blanchard, McLoud, Elgin, Seminole, Western Heights, Harrah, El Reno, Chickasha, Ardmore, Lawton MacArthur, Durant and Norman.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local News
AP Video
Raw: MH17 Passenger Remains in Kharkiv, Ukraine Raw: Israel Hits Gaza Targets, Destroys Mosques ShowBiz Minute: Hoffman, Oberst, Box Office WWII Vet Gets Medals, 70 Years Late Raw: Israel Bombs Multiple Targets in Gaza Veteran Creates Job During High Unemployment Raw: Cargo Craft Undocks From Space Station Widow: Jury Sent Big Tobacco a $23B Message New Orleans Plans to Recycle Cigarette Butts UN Security Council Calls for MH 17 Crash Probe Obama Bestows Medal of Honor on NH Veteran Texas Sending National Guard Troops to Border Hopkins to Pay $190M After Pelvic Exams Taped Foxx Cites Washington 'Circus Mirror' NASA Ceremony Honors Moon Walker Neil Armstrong
Stocks
Poll

Who do you blame more for the trouble in Gaza?

The Israelis
Hamas
     View Results