The 37th annual Greenbrier Valley Shrine Classic Tournament of Bands will be held Saturday, Sept. 28 in downtown Lewisburg and GEHS in Fairlea. The Shrine Classic Parade starts at 4pm downtown and will give you a small preview of the incredible performances to be seen at the tournament that evening.
The field competition will be held at 6:30 p.m. in Spartan Stadium on the campus of Greenbrier East High School, off US 219 South in Fairlea. You’ll see talent among several bands including 8 high school and 2 middle school marching bands from across the beautiful state of West Virginia. Participating bands scheduled for the competitions include: Eastern Greenbrier Middle School, Marlinton Middle School, Tygarts Valley High School, Pocahontas County High School, Oak Hill High School, Woodrow Wilson High School, Hurricane High School, Parkersburg High School, St. Albans High School and the host Greenbrier East High School.
Using a theme “Strong Legs March so Weak Ones May Walk,” the competition fields include parade, field show general effect, field conductor, percussion, auxiliary, and musicianship with the judges appointed by the Tournament of Bands organization. There will be a gate admission for the field competition.
The field competition will also mark the grand opening of the new home-side concession stand in Spartan Stadium, built and operated by the Greenbrier East High School Music Boosters who will be offering a full menu at the marching band classic. Earlier on Sept. 28, the host Spartan Marching Band will participate in the annual Autumn Fest Parade in Frankford. The video is 2012 winner…
Above is the 2012 Award winning Hurricane High School marching band as they performed at the Greenbrier Valley Shrine Classic Tournament of Bands Competition,. On this day, the band received 1st place in class for parade, 1st place in class for field. 1st place percussion and 2nd runner up over all. These awards have placed Hurricane in 2nd place in the state and 10th place in the TOB Competition.
Stadium concessions will be open at the NEW concession stand. Cost of admission: Adults $8, Students & Seniors $5, Children under 5 are Free.
For additional information, contact the instrumental music department at Greenbrier East High School, 304-647-6464.
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