Tickets for the event are available for $5 per person and concessions are sold during the exhibition. Talladega County schools faculty and staff may attend for free upon presenting their faculty or staff identification cards.
Proceeds from the event — featuring all high school bands in Talladega County, plus bands from Coosa Central High School and Clay Central High School — go to support the Talladega Band Director’s Association Music Scholarship, which is awarded each spring.
“This is an opportunity for our community to share and experience performances from all the fine music programs in Talladega County, Talladega City and Sylacauga City (schools),” Winterboro High School band director Grayson Lawrence said. “We would love to have you in attendance to support our schools as our students work hard to make this a success.”
Munford High School’s band kicks off the exhibition with the national anthem, followed by an opening performance by the Childersburg High School band. Each band thereafter receives a 20-minute block to perform for the audience.
“The instrumental music programs in Talladega County are important in many ways, but in particular for the outlet they provide students who have a desire to showcase their musical talent,” Talladega County Schools Superintendent Suzanne Lacey said. “Our (bands), whether marching at halftime or performing a concert on stage, give students additional opportunities outside of the classroom to cultivate important 21st Century skills like collaboration and creativity.
“In our schools, we emphasize the importance of authentic and project-based learning experiences. The high quality musical performances our students and their teachers produce for our communities are perfect examples.”