Centennial Marching Festival Scheduled October 4 at Memorial Stadium

Sep 09, 2014

Some of the best high school marching bands in Texas will converge in Frisco next month to kick off the marching band season. For some, it will be the beginning of their march toward the state contest.

More than a dozen high school bands from across North Texas will march at the 9thannual Centennial Marching Festival, among them, perennial marching band powerhouses Rowlett and Wylie high schools who are frequent contestants at Texas State marching competitions.

CMF is hosted by the Centennial High School Titan Band and will feature approximately 1,200 students performing before an estimated crowd of 3,500 spectators.

Centennial High School Band Director Andy Rein said attending the contest is a good way to support area students.

“CMF is a great way to see some of the best high school marching bands in the country,” he said, “and it’s also a good way to support the youth of North Texas.”

The preliminary round of competition will kick off at 2 p.m. and will continue throughout the day. Top scoring bands will advance to the finals round, which is slated to begin at 6:50 p.m. CHS will perform in exhibition between the preliminary and final rounds. The award-winning CHS Titan Band features 315 members.

CMF will be held Saturday, October 4, 2014 at Frisco ISD Memorial Stadium, located at 6950 Stadium Lane in Frisco. Tickets are available at the gate for $7. Children under 10 will be admitted free. For more information, visit www.centennialband.com