Strike up the bands as WHS hosts invitational


The Pride of Wilmington marching band performs at the event.

The Pride of Wilmington marching band performs at the event.


Tom Barr | News Journal

The East Clinton marching band.


John Hamilton | News Journal

The Blanchester marching band.


John Hamilton | News Journal

WILMINGTON — The Wilmington Band Program hosted the Wilmington Marching Band Invitational Saturday evening at the high school — under the jurisdiction of the Ohio Music Education Association —with over 1,400 students from 17 high schools.

Starting at 5 p.m., the high school bands of Blanchester, East Clinton and Wilmington performed, as did bands from Lynchburg-Clay, Northeastern, Finneytown, Madeira, Logan Elm, Carlisle, and Northwestern, followed by the Class C & B awards.

Later in the evening, bands performing were Ross, Tippecanoe, Stebbins, Hilliard Davidson, Springboro, Kettering Fairmont and Sycamore, followed by the Class A and AA awards.

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Shown are the bands from Wilmington, East Clinton, and Blanchester, as well as the crowd and volunteers at the event.

Photos by John Hamilton and Tom Barr | News Journal

The Pride of Wilmington marching band performs at the event.
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The East Clinton marching band.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2022/10/web1_DSC_0603-1.jpgThe East Clinton marching band. John Hamilton | News Journal

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The Blanchester marching band.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2022/10/web1_DSC_0698-3.jpgThe Blanchester marching band. John Hamilton | News Journal

https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2022/10/web1_DSC_0732-1.jpgTom Barr | News Journal

https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2022/10/web1_DSC_0673-1.jpgJohn Hamilton | News Journal