Northwest Arkansas high school bands flock to Little Rock for second state marching contest

Posted: October 29, 2017 at 1:06 a.m.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/CHARLIE KAIJO Sousaphone players practice during a marching band rehearsal Thursday at Bentonville High School. Nine Northwest Arkansas high schools will participate in the 2017 Arkansas State Marching Contest on Monday and Tuesday in Little Rock.

The Bentonville Pride Marching Band returns to Little Rock this week to defend its state title, but director Tim Hendrix said he's not too concerned with where the band places in the event.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/CHARLIE KAIJO Marching band members rehearse Thursday at Bentonville High School. Nine Northwest Arkansas high schools will parti...

State Marching Band Contest

Nine Northwest Arkansas high schools are among 65 schools scheduled to compete Monday and Tuesday in the 2017 Arkansas State Marching Contest at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock. Here’s when each Northwest Arkansas band is scheduled to perform and the classification in which they’ll compete. Each school gets a 15-minute time slot for its performance.

Monday

1:30 p.m.: Gentry High School (3A)

4 p.m.: Pea Ridge High School (3A)

4:45 p.m.: Gravette High School (3A)

6 p.m.: Prairie Grove High School (3A)

Tuesday

9:30 a.m.: Farmington High School (4A)

11:30 a.m.: Bentonville West High School (4A)

3:45 p.m.: Fayetteville High School (5A)

4:15 p.m.: Siloam Springs High School (5A)

4:45 p.m.: Bentonville High School (5A)

Source: Arkansas School Band and Orchestra Association

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Congratulations to Gentry- finishing as the #2 band in class AAA!

Posted by: TheBatt

October 30, 2017 at 9:53 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Great story NWA Democrat Gazette! The schedule helped a lot of community get there. These kids give their time and hearts for this.

Posted by: marciebayles

November 1, 2017 at 2:31 p.m. ( | suggest removal )