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Franklin County Classic steps off Saturday
Marching Eagle Band will perform at 7:30 p.m.
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Staff Photo by Steven Marsh: The Franklin County High School Marching Eagle band excites the crowd of spectators during this year’s Homecoming game. This year’s annual Classic marching band competition will take place Saturday, Oct. 5 at FCHS.

Monday, September 30, 2013


The 27th annual Franklin County Classic marching band competition will be held Saturday, Oct. 5 at Franklin County High School, beginning at 2 p.m.

High school bands from around the region will compete and show off their fall field shows, said Robin Davis, president of the Franklin County Band Boosters.

The Benjamin Franklin Middle School band will open the competition at 2 p.m. with the National Anthem.

Some of the bands scheduled to compete include Magna Vista, Rustburg, James River, Gretna, Altavista, George Wythe, Glenvar, Appomattox County, Heritage, Bluestone, Patrick County, Salem and Bassett.

The Franklin County High School Marching Eagle Band, under the direction of Robb Shipp, will perform an exhibition at 7:30 p.m.

Shipp is the new band director at FCHS and has "generated a lot of excitement among the students," said Davis.

The evening will end with awards being presented at 8 p.m.

A silent auction will take place, and concessions will be offered as well.

"In the past there have been some great items in the silent auction, ranging from gift certificates donated by local businesses, gift baskets created by the students, and the biggest hits are homemade baked goods," said Davis.

Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for students. Preschool (under age 5) will be admitted free of charge.

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