MASON COUNTY — White Falcon and Black Knight Marching Band members have a full day of music and marching scheduled on Saturday as Point Pleasant’s Battle of the Bands and Wahama’s Fifth Annual White Falcon Invitational take place.
Both on Saturday, Oct. 27, the Fifth Annual White Falcon Invitational will begin at 11 a.m., at Wahama High School, and the Battle of the Bands will begin at 4 p.m., at Point Pleasant High School.
Darren Jackson, Director of the White Falcon Marching Band, and Jeff Hilbert, Director of the Black Knight Marching Band, both spoke with The Point Pleasant Register on their respective competitions and what type of show their bands will be performing. Jackson stated the White Falcon’s show will be “Peer Gynt Suite, No. 1,” and Hilbert stated the Black Knight’s show is based off the Broadway show “In the Heights.”
Both bands from these two schools will give exhibition performances during their own competition, as well as performing as part of the competition at the other high school. Hilbert said the Black Knight band will be performing for competition at Wahama at 12:10 p.m., and as exhibition at Point Pleasant at 8:15 p.m. Jackson said the White Falcon band will be performing as exhibition at Wahama at 1:10 p.m., and for competition at Point Pleasant at 5:15 p.m.
Other bands performing at Wahama will include marching bands from South Gallia, River Valley, Southern Local, Poca, and Lincoln and Wayne Counties.
Other bands performing at Point Pleasant will include marching bands from South Gallia, Southern Local, Richie County, River Valley, Buffalo, Woodrow Wilson, Wayne, Lincoln County, Poca, Phillip Barbour, Winfield, Spring Valley and Meigs.
Bands performing at both competitions will be judged in various categories, including music, marching, general effect, and percussion, as well as other awards for flags and color guard and field commander.