RHS marching band needs local support
The Alabama Battle of the Brass returns to Franklin County for the second straight year Monday, June 25 at 7 p.m.
The extravaganza will be held at Golden Tiger Stadium and showcases six drum and bugle corps, including nine-time champion The Cadets, from Allentown, Pa.
There's a lot of prestige on the line here next Monday.
Gary McNutt, the associate director of the Russellville High School band, said the corps travel throughout the summer marching and playing against each other in exhibitions, and then the top 12 compete in the championships at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. in August.
Each corps consists of brass, drums and color guard with a limit of 135 students ages 14-22, and many of them are also members of college marching bands. This is an all-star event of sorts and has attracted top-notch bands from around the country.
We encourage all of Franklin County to come out and support the RHS band by attending the festivities. Proceeds from the parking, concessions, and programs go to support the RHS band.
The gates open at 5 p.m. and tickets are available at the gate, through www.dci.org, or by calling DCI toll free at 1-800-485-7469. Reserved seating costs $20, and general admission tickets are $12.