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Cary Band Day

Posted November 1, 2006

High school marching bands don't get the credit they deserve. They are in peak form this time of the year as the football season is beginning to wind down. They deserve a special place to strut their stuff and show off their dazzling musical skills, sharp appearance, and marching moves. They deserve a place to go head to head in some serious competition. Well, they have that place in Cary this Saturday. Cary Band Day is one of the oldest, most prestigious and best known band competitions in the Southeast. This will be the 48th edition. It all starts at 10:00A.M. Saturday with a parade from downtown Cary near Ashworth's Drug Store to Cary High School on Walnut Street at Maynard Street. Bands battle for bragging rights and some big prizes including the Heart of Cary Trophy and cash. The field show competition begins at Noon Saturday at Cooper Field. One of the big draws this year will be the East Carolina Marching Pirates Band. This exciting group will perform twice Saturday night as will the host Cary High School Marching Band. Think of all that summer sweat. All of that practice, precision and parading around at fall football games. This weekend it is showcase time in Cary. See you at Cary Band Day!

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