Article: Local marching bands prepare for weekend competition


Strike up the band this Saturday. In fact, strike up 18 high school marching bands.

The fifth annual Southeastern Virginia Music Games take place Saturday at the host school’s Hickory High Stadium. The brass, drums and marching spectacle is sponsored by the Hickory Band Parents Association and the Hickory High Marching Hawks, under the direction of John Chenault, David Enloe and Matthew Phillips.

Featured will be an exhibition performance by the Hawks, culminating the day-long competitions. As host, the Hickory band can’t compete for trophies.


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