Murphysboro Drums at Appletime: Murphysboro, IL - September 14, 2024

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Nicholas Williams
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On behalf of the Murphysboro Apple Festival Committee, you are cordially invited to participate in the Apple Festival Grand Parade competition and Drums at Appletime Field Show competition on Saturday, September 14th, 2024. As has become the tradition, the parade competition will be open to junior high school, middle school, and high school bands. Drums at Appletime is for high school bands only. No one can resist the lure of a marching band and Drums at Appletime continues as one of Murphysboro Apple Festival\'s most popular events, drawing sell-out crowds year after year. From it\'s inception, featuring nationally touring Drum Corps like the Black Knights Drum & Bugle Corps, to today, showcasing the region\'s most talented high school marching bands, the level of competition has not changed! The Grand Parade is just a taste of the level of performance and musicianship these students possess - Drums at Appletime is where they really shine! Murphysboro\'s own Crimson Express began hosting in 1990 and have gone on to compete and win many major competitions throughout the United States and Canada. They continue to welcome marching bands from the area and beyond to this annual event and feature the talents of their members in exhibition at the end of the night. Concessions will be available around the east bleachers. We will take cashless payments! The Murphysboro Apple Festival has always sought to provide an event that is responsive to the educational needs of bands that participate. We strive to employ the highest quality adjudicators to evaluate your performances. Please consider joining us on Saturday, September 14th for both the Appletime Grand Parade and Drums at Appletime 2024! **To register for the 2024 Apple Festival Band competitions, please click here:

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Festival Address: 50 Blackwood Dr., Murphysboro, IL 62966

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Last Updated On: 04-07-2024