High school marching bands to descend on Batesburg-Leesville for state championships

Saturday will be awash in brass, percussion, and pageantry when some of the state’s top high-school marching bands descend on Batesburg-Leesville for the 2016 S.C. Band Directors’ Association Class 1A and 3A State Championships.

Marching band stockThe competition featuring 25 bands will be held at Batesburg-Leesville High School’s Panther Stadium beginning at noon this Saturday, with tickets available at the gate.

The Batesburg-Leesville High School Marching Band will perform in the 1A Class Championship at 3 p.m. The B-L High Band finished in second place last weekend at the Lower State Championships to earn a spot in Saturday’s championships.

Other area high-school bands taking part include Chapin, Irmo, Airport, and Saluda.

Listed below are all the bands that will compete and their performance times.

Class A

12 p.m. –  Saluda
12:15 p.m. – Whitmire
12:30 p.m. – McBee
12:45 p.m. – Dixie
1 p.m. – Lewisville
1:15 p.m. – Latta
1:30 p.m. – Bamberg-Ehrhardt
1:45 p.m. – Ware Shoals
2 to 2:15 p.m. – Break
2:15 p.m. – Ninety-Six
2:30 p.m. – Blacksburg
2:45 p.m. – Chesterfield
3 p.m. – Batesburg-Leesville
3:15 p.m. – Limestone Exhibition

Class AAA

5:45 p.m. – D. W. Daniel
6 p.m. – Airport
6:15 p.m. – Wren
6:30 p.m. – South Pointe
6:45 p.m. – Wilson
7 to 7:15 p.m. – Break
7:15 p.m. – Blue Ridge
7:15 p.m. – Hanahan
7:30 p.m. – Hartsville
7:45 p.m. – West Oak
8 p.m. – Chapin
8:30 p.m. – Irmo
8:45 p.m. – Ridge View
9 p.m. – Pickens

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