Mt. Pleasant Travels to Marion for Marching Band Contest

The Mt. Pleasant High School Panther Marching Band will kick off their competitive season at Marion, Iowa, on Saturday. The Linn-Mar Invitational is historically full of great bands from all over, and that seems to be the case this year.

22 different bands will be in competition on Saturday, with the first band performing at 9:00am. Mt. Pleasant will follow at 9:15am, an early performance, but they are hoping that their show will stick in the judges heads all day.

The Panther Marching Band is just one of 12 in the 3A classification field. These performances will span the length of the day, with the last band taking the field at 3:40pm, followed by the award ceremony. The full schedule is below.


Musical Pride of Springville Marching Band 1A 9:00 9:15
Mount Pleasant Panther Marching Band 3A 9:15 9:30
West Delaware “Pride” Marching Band 3A 9:30 9:45
Anamosa Blue Raider Marching Band 3A 9:45 10:00
Independence Mustang Marching Band 3A 10:00 10:15
Break 10:15 – 10:25
Crestwood Marching Cadets 3A 10:25 10:40
Solon Marching Spartans 3A 10:40 10:55
Vinton-Shellsburg Viking Regiment 3A 10:55 11:10
Benton Community Marching Bobcats 3A 11:10 11:25
Break 11:25-11:35
Clear Creek Amana Clipper Marching Band 3A 11:35 11:50
Marion Scarlet Spectrum Marching Band 3A 11:50 12:05
Mount Vernon Marching Mustangs 3A 12:05 12:20
Xavier High School Marching Saints 3A 12:20 12:35
Lunch Break 12:35 – 1:05
Linn-Mar Junior Varsity Color Guard EX 1:05
Cedar Rapids Jefferson Band of Blue 4A 1:15 1:30
Ankeny Marching Hawks 4A 1:30 1:45
Lewis Central Titan Marching Band 4A 1:45 2:00
Western Dubuque Bobcat Band 4A 2:00 2:15
Norwalk Warrior Marching Band 4A 2:15 2:30
Break 2:30 – 2:40
Waterloo West Wahawk Marching Band 4A 2:40  
Washington ‘Warrior’ Marching Band 4A 2:55 3:10
John F Kennedy High School Marching Band 4A 3:10 3:25
C.R. Prairie Hawks Marching Band 4A 3:25 3:40
Linn-Mar Marching Lions EX 3:40 4:05
Award Ceremony 4:05