Old South fest to feature 24 competing bands, exhibition

From STAFF REPORTS
news@newnan.com
The Old South Marching Band Competition returns to Newnan High School Saturday.
The 2012 festival will feature 24 competing bands and exhibition performances by the Jackson State University band and Newnan High School Marching Cats host band. In addition, the bands from East Coweta and Northgate high schools will be competing, bringing all three of Coweta County’s public high schools together for performances in a single day.
Admission is $7 for the day-long festival. Parking is free and there will be vendors and food concessions for band students and fans to enjoy between performances. Anyone needing more information may contact Lissa Rand in the Newnan High School Music Department at 770-254-2885.
Bands to perform Saturday at Newnan High’s Drake Stadium are:
Class A, with division starting at noon — Henry County High School, McDonough; Mary Persons High School, Forsyth; Washington-Wilkes High School, Washington; Southwestern High School, Somerset, KY; Pike County High School, Zebulon; Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy, McDonough.
Class AA, following a 1:30 break and the division starting at 1:45 — Sumter High School, Sumter, SC; East Paulding High School, Dallas; Upson-Lee High School, Thomaston; Johns Creek High School, Johns Creek.
Class AAA, following a 2:45 break and the division starting 3 p.m. — Lithia Springs High School, Lithia Springs; Rockdale County High School, Conyers; Cartersville High School, Cartersville; McIntosh High School, Peachtree City; Berkmar High School, Lilburn; Roswell High School, Roswell.
Class AAAA, following a 4:30 dinner break and the division starting 5:30 p.m. — Dalton High School, Dalton; Walnut Grove High School, Loganville; Habersham Central High School, Mt. Airy; Milton High School, Milton; Northgate High School, Newnan.
CLASS AAAAA, with division starting at 7:10 p.m. — East Coweta High School, Sharpsburg; Lassiter High School, Marietta; North Cobb High School, Kennesaw.
The Newnan High School exhibition performance is scheduled for 8:10 p.m.

Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL, will perform in exhibition at 8:30 p.m., followed by the awards ceremony at 8:55 p.m.




More Local

250 students affected

Homelessness ‘vicious cycle that’s going to continue’

The economy has bounced back from the lows of a few years ago. The housing market is healthy, and the jobless rate has improved. But, for so ... Read More


Annual Sunrise on the Square Road Race a success

The annual Sunrise on the Square included ideal weather and a first-time winner who actually pushed his baby in a stroller. The race, hosted ... Read More


HealthSouth facility scheduled to open Dec. 2

Progress for HealthSouth’s new facility is on track for a Dec. 2 opening, which will add to the town’s growing collection of hea ... Read More


Subsidized medical center proposed for Senoia

Palmetto Health Council is applying for a grant to bring a subsidized medical clinic to Coweta, proposed for the Senoia area. The non-profit ... Read More


Economic Impact

Ports hit new record

The Georgia Ports Authority moved more than 3 million 20-foot equivalent container units in fiscal year 2014 – and set a new record fo ... Read More

Maternity home on zoning board’s agenda

Decisions on a proposed “maternity home” for pregnant teens, expanded outdoor seating for a proposed downtown restaurant, and al ... Read More