Ad Spot

‘March on Madison’ blasts in Sept. 27

Madison's four band programs will command the field for "March on Madison" on Sept. 27 in Madison City Schools Stadium. CONTRIBUTED
Madison’s four band programs will command the field for “March on Madison” on Sept. 27 in Madison City Schools Stadium. CONTRIBUTED
MADISON – An evening of pageantry, precision drills and musical fanfare will impress the audience at “March on Madison” on Sept. 27.
The marching exhibition opens at 5:30 p.m. in Madison City Schools Stadium and will showcase the four band programs in Madison:  Liberty, Discovery, James Clemens Jets and Bob Jones Patriot marching bands. Bob Jones is hosting the event.
“Bob Jones will perform both its fun and entertaining football halftime show, featuring tunes from several decades, as well as its award-winning competition show entitled, ‘Delivered,’” publicist Elaine Oakes said.
Oakes encourages everyone to arrive early to get a good seat. Concession stands will be open and serve Chik-fil-A sandwiches, hot dogs, shaved ice, drinks and snacks. Famous Joe’s will bake pizzas onsite.
Parking is free. Tickets are $5. Four-year-olds and younger will be admitted free.
Event proceeds will help to pay for Bob Jones’ new 48-foot semi-trailer. The trailer will transport the band’s instruments and equipment to out-of-town games and competitions.
“The band has paid for approximately half of the cost thus far and will solicit donations from the community and alumni to finish paying for the trailer as quickly as possible,” Oakes said. Bob Jones Band Boosters also purchased a smaller 22-foot trailer for excess equipment.
“Previously, the band has had to rent two trucks each week, so the purchase of these trailers will ultimately save money. The award-winning band will make a great impression entering stadiums and venues around the state each week and at competitions and exhibitions around the country for years to come,” Oakes said.
March on Madison premiered in 2014. Bob Jones Band had just procured new uniforms, and band directors wanted to reveal the uniforms at a special event that focused on the band.
At its first marching competition this season, Bob Jones Band competed in Hendersonville, Tenn. on Sept. 17. The Patriot Band earned “Best in Class” for percussion, horn line and in large band category; “Best Overall” percussion and horn line; “Best in Division” Champion Eagle Band; and “Overall Grand Champion.”

Harvest

Johnson repeats win in American Legion oratory

Madison

Petition for city manager special election being resubmitted after being dismissed

Madison

Barney, a facility dog, comforts and reassures students

Madison

Playground revamps underway for Madison elementaries

Madison

Large turnout expected for All-Girls State Chess Championship

Business

Goldfish Swim School opens in Madison, plans to host free Community Family Swim Event Feb. 3

Madison

Mill Creek Robo-Crew take Breakthrough Award at UAH

Liberty Middle School

Liberty Lionettes awarded in hip-hop, pom at regionals

Bob Jones High School

American Legion Baseball organizing for new season

Discovery Middle School

Gifted Specialists fill broad needs of 20% of students

Madison

Mill Creek Greenpower Team motors to first place in Oxford

James Clemens High School

James Clemens Competition Cheer Team takes fourth state title

Madison

The celebration continues: Madison Street Festival awards grants to 16 Madison educational programs

Events

The Loomis Brothers Circus returns this weekend

James Clemens High School

Wyche earns full-tuition scholarship from Cameron Education Foundation

Madison

ReadyFest returns to underscore need for preparedness

Madison

Winter Knights Chess Tournament sets record attendance

Harvest

Delta Sigma Theta plans exciting evening with ROUGE – A Go Red Event

Events

Burritt on the Mountain to host Shane Adkins for Coffeehouse Concert series

Bob Jones High School

Sponsors essential to achieving Madison Street Festival’s traditions

Madison

Registration opens to vie for seat in pre-kindergarten

Huntsville

Former doctor from Madison sued for overdose death

James Clemens High School

Donaldson piloting James Clemens as Acting Principal

Madison

Discovery of woman’s body in Hazel Green leads to investigation of possible murder-suicide

x