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Mound of Sound Returns to Southwestern College Oct. 10

Southwestern College will host the fourth annual “Mound of Sound Marching Festival” on Tuesday, Oct. 10, beginning at 10 a.m. inside Richard L. Jantz Stadium.  The event is open to the public and there is no
admission charge. 
 
“We are very excited to host the 'Mound of Sound again," says Jeremy Kirk, assistant professor of music at Southwestern College.  “Participating schools will showcase their talents while receiving feedback from our panel of professional adjudicators.  The feedback is intended for schools to make improvements in their performance at football games and other marching festivals.”
 
The event is approved by the Kansas State High School Activities Association and the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association.
 
Approximately 700 students from eight schools will be participating.  Each school will compete in one of four classes, which are determined by band size, not school classification.  
 
Schools participating and time of performance include: 
10 a.m.—Dexter
10:20 a.m.—Riverton
10:40 a.m.—Pratt
11 a.m.—Winfield
Lunch Break
12 p.m.—Great Bend
12:20 p.m.—Arkansas City
12:40 p.m.—Ponca City (Okla.)
1  p.m.—Enid (Okla.)
 
Awards will include grand champion, runner up, second runner up, outstanding percussion, outstanding color guard, and outstanding drum major. Best In class awards will be determined by total score.
 
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