On Saturday, September 24th, the Lakewood High School Ranger Marching Band will host the 30th Annual Lakewood High School Marching Band Invitational Festival. Visiting marching bands performing at this year’s festival including the Garfield Heights High School Bulldog Marching Band, the Wickliffe High School Swing Marching Band, the Valley Forge High School Patriot Marching Band, plus the 2016 Lakewood Ranger Marching Band, the College of Wooster Scot Marching Band, and the College of Wooster Pipe Band and Scottish dancers.
The evening will begin at 6:00pm with the traditional “pass and review” introduction of each band as it enters the stadium. Individual field shows of each band will follow, culminating with the performance of the 2016 Lakewood Ranger Marching Band. Gates open at 5:30pm and tickets can be purchased at the gate at the following prices: Adults-$7, Senior Citizens-$5, Students-$3, Preschoolers-free. Concessions will be available.
The Lakewood High School Marching Band Invitational Festival is organized not only to showcase the students’ talents but also as direct fundraising for the Lakewood High School Ranger Marching Band’s seasonal expenses and out-of-town performances. The Lakewood Ranger Marching Band will be traveling to Canada on October 8th, 2016 and will be a guest band in the Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Thanksgiving Day Parade in Ontario, Canada on Monday, October 10th. The LRMB is embarking on an extraordinary fundraising effort in order to reduce the cost of the trip to Canada for all one hundred and thirty band members. Proceeds from the band’s largest fundraiser, the Band Festival Preview held at Lakewood Park on August 19th leading up to the Lakewood High School Marching Band Festival, will help to fund the Ranger Marching Band’s trip to Canada. #lrmbgoesnorth