The Loris High School Marching Band will host the 30th band competition beginning at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2, at Heniford Field.
All bands will be judged on dress, move and music. The first high school marching bands in Class A to take the field to compete are Green Sea-Floyds, South Columbus and Myrtle Beach. Each band will play a 10 minute musical selection with the drum majors leading the band on field and presenting the bands to the visitors and judges.
The Class 2A high school marching bands competing include McBee, Conway, Socastee and Charles D. Owen beginning the show at 3:40 p.m. A dinner break is taken and the bands resume at 4 p.m. The Class 3A high school marching bands are North Myrtle Beach, Chesnee and Aynor. At 6:40 p.m. the Class 4A high school marching bands South View, Laurens District 55 and St. James take the field.
The Loris High School Marching Band begins their exhibition at 7:30 p.m. After they present their best the judges will have marked their tally sheets and the winners will be announced and Trophies will be placed in the hands of the bands drum majors.
Stephen and Sherry Whiznant, aka the Whiz’s, welcome the high schools, alumni, visitors and LHS staff to the competition. Entry into the competition is $5; concessions will be open selling hot dogs, popcorn, soda, water and more. Stephen Whiznant said, “Super job by the Marching Pride tonight at St. James High School.” St. James hosted the competition on Saturday, Oct. 5, where the LHS Marching Band Class 4A placed 3rd in Class A band, 2nd place percussion, 2nd place drum majors and 2nd place in music. He said, “Great improvements were made this week.” The band has traveled to other high schools winning trophies at the competitions. St. James was their big win of this year.