Local students play in Festival of Bands
RAPID CITY, S.D. — The Festival of Bands began Friday, March 11 at The Monument Fine Arts Theatre and continues Saturday, March 12.
Over 700 5th through 8th graders practice and perform together, along with their band teachers. Trumpets, and many other instruments, sounded at 7:30 a.m. Friday morning, and local kids played until 5:00 p.m. taking turns on The Monument stage.
The festival continues Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. with the final concert starting at 2:00 p.m.
Before the performance, Rapid City Area Schools Superintendent Dr. Lori Simon will share a few words about the accomplishments of the students and schools.