The Storm Lake High School Marching Band participated in the 55th annual Algona Band Day on Saturday, Oct. 4.
The day included a competitive parade in the afternoon and a field competition in the evening.
A beautiful fall day was host to this event that gave the SLHS students a little larger view of what bands in other schools do.
The Tornado Band performed well in both events and earned some decent marks and much praise for the performances.
In the parade competition in Class 3A, SLHS received fourth place of seven bands. On the field that evening, the band earned third place of six bands competing.
The overall sweepstakes total of points from the parade and field earned the band fifth place out of all 15 bands attending that day.
The Iowa High School Music Association State Marching Band Festival is coming this Saturday, Oct. 11 in Sioux City.
The festival contest is for ratings only and really denotes the quality of the performance. You can win sweepstakes type contests by just performing better than other bands. At this contest the quality must be superior to receive a Division I rating.
The SLHS band will perform at 11:30 a.m. that day at Roberts Stadium on the Morningside College campus.
All music supporters are encouraged to attend this day of fine marching band performances. There is an admission charged for this event with funds going to the IHSMA to pay for the adjudication expenses.