Marching bands from across Nebraska compete in Grand Island

Bands took over Grand Island Senior High’s Memorial Stadium on Saturday.
Published: Oct. 1, 2022 at 11:09 PM CDT
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - Bands took over Grand Island Senior High’s Memorial Stadium on Saturday.

The Harvest of Harmony field competition saw nearly 30 marching bands take the field. The bands came from several stages of education including high school and even some colleges.

The event acts as a way for the bands to get some real world practice before competitions.

Aurora High School band director said the competition can go a long ways to helping get his band ready to go, when competing at the state level.

“To get out here, get out in front of the audience, get out in front of some other judges and some other feedback is going to be really beneficial to us as we continue on with the next competition that we do ending with our state competition in Kearney at the end of the month,” Dan Sodomka said.

Band students are also happy to have the chance to showcase their skills.

“To go into a bigger scale like this where there is a ton of people from different schools and different towns all watching us and the fact that we are getting feedback from the judges too will help us better improve our whole entire ensemble when we go into state,” Aurora band student Gabriel Peterson said.

Aurora’s band started practicing for the season exactly two months before the Harvest of Harmony.