On Saturday, September 26, Hamilton High School Marching Band will host its 39th Annual Band-O-Rama. The competition will take place at Hamilton High School’s Schwarm Stadium, 1165 Eaton Ave., Hamilton, Ohio. During the opening ceremonies, which are set to begin at 5:00, Hamilton’s Junior Guard (grades 5-8) will perform their clinic show. The Miami University Marching Band will perform at the conclusion of the competition, followed by the presentation of awards.
Admission is $7 for adults; $5 for students (with school I.D.) and senior citizens. Children under 12 are free with a paying adult.
5:30- Preble Shawnee High School – Class C
5:45 – Lynchburg-Clay High School – Class C
6:00 – Arcanum High School – Class C
6:30 – Monroe High School – Class B
6:45 – Norwood High School- Class B
7:00 – Ross High School – Class A
7:30 – Hamilton High School – Class AA
7:45 – Loveland – Class AA
8:00 – Kettering Fairmont – Class AA
8:15 – Lakota West High School – Class AA
8:30 – Fairfield High School – Class AA
8:45 – Miami University Marching Band
The bands will compete for awards in their class, which is determined by school enrollment. Bands will also receive a rating based upon Ohio Music Educators Association guidelines. Bands who receive a Superior Rating will qualify for the Ohio State Marching Band Finals.
Concessions will be available featuring marching tacos, freshly made Richards Pizza and SnoDays shaved ice.
Please call the Hamilton City Schools’ Fine Arts Office at 887-4816 for more information.