11 Bands March at Mapleleaf for Competition on Saturday

For nearly 30 years, the Mt. Pleasant Music Boosters have hosted a competition that brings schools from all over the Midwest. This event raises money for the music department and gives students the opportunity to compete against other students their age.

The Mt. Pleasant Marching Band Invitational is this Saturday night, the 16th, at Mapleleaf Athletic Complex. Eleven high school marching bands will be in town to compete and show off their skills. The Mt. Pleasant Middle School Marching Band will march things off at 6:15pm with an exhibition performance. Followed by competitive performances from bands all over Iowa, and as far as Quincy, Illinois, and Western Dubuque.

As always, the music of the night will finish at 10:00pm with a special performance from the Mt. Pleasant High School Panther Marching Band.

Around 1,143 students will be involved among all bands.

Of course, you can’t have an event without great food. The concessions stand will be open throughout the entire evening, providing a large variety of food and drink options. This entire event serves as a significant fundraiser to support the K-12 music program.

Admission is $5 for school age on up.

For a full schedule of events for Saturday, September 16th, head to KILJ.com and click on the article that says “2023 MP Marching Band Invitational Schedule of Events”