Awards will be given in the categories of music general effect, visual general effect, ensemble and individual.
Awards also will be given for best musical performance, best visual performance, outstanding color guard and outstanding percussion.
Tickets are available at the door for $3 for children, students and senior citizens and $7 for adults. A variety of concessions also will be available for purchase, such as hot dogs, hamburgers, bratwurst, Subway sandwiches and nachos.
“Grab a brat and watch your favorite band,” Krause said.
The Danville invitational is an important fundraiser for the DHS marching band.
“We use the money to operate the instrument music department and to purchase music and hire clinicians and staff members to work with the kids,” Krause said.
The money raised through admission to the competition also will go toward uniforms, instrument repair and replacing equipment used to transport the instruments.
DHS band members and their parents also play a significant role in the invitational that day as well, running the concessions and setting up and tearing down the venue.
“It’s almost entirely parent-run,” Krause said of the event. “We couldn’t run this without the help of the parents.
“It’s the entire music family from the high school and the middle schools that help out,” he added. “Everyone comes together.”
If you go The 40th annual Danville Viking Invitational Marching Band competition will run from 4-8:30 p.m. next Saturday, Sept. 28, at Ned Whitesell Field. Tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for children, students and senior citizens at the door.