DHS bands to perform
The K-State Central States Marching Festival is Saturday at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan.
More than 20 high school bands, including De Soto, will perform, receiving ratings and attend clinics and critique sessions. Each band will perform before a panel of judges, which assign ratings based on characteristics like showmanship, coordination and musicality.
The bands also will have mini clinics based on videos of their performances. Panel members will point out strengths and offer suggestions for improvement. Bands also have the opportunity to attend an hour-long clinic with K-State Marching Band members and staff and to see a special performance by the band that evening.
The high school bands begin performing at 1:15 p.m. followed by the K-State Marching Band at 7:15 p.m. De Soto will perform at 3 p.m. The event closes with an awards ceremony at 7:30 p.m.
Admission is $5 for adults; $3 for junior and senior high school students and adults 60 and older; and free for children 10 and younger.