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Mid-South Marching Invitational brings thousands to campus

APSU department of music, APSU bands, Sigma Alpha Iota and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia hosted the Mid-South Marching Invitational Saturday, Oct. 8, in Governors Stadium.

With 12 bands competing, about 2,200 students from high schools in Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee participated. Professional adjudicators evaluated the performances.

The festival has been held annually at APSU for more than a dozen years, said Dr. Ann Silverberg, professor of music. Its a great opportunity to watch many of the regions finest high school marching bands compete for awards. APSU department of music, APSU bands, Sigma Alpha Iota and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia hosted the Mid-South Marching Invitational Saturday, Oct. 8, in Governors Stadium.

With 12 bands competing, about 2,200 students from high schools in Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee participated. Professional adjudicators evaluated the performances.

“The festival has been held annually at APSU for more than a dozen years,” said Dr. Ann Silverberg, professor of music. “It's a great opportunity to watch many of the region's finest high school marching bands compete for awards.”

Participating bands included: Clarksville High, Kenwood, Jackson Academy (Miss.), Goodpasture, Hunters Lane, Lawrence County, Northwest, Wilson Central, Antioch, Page, Ravenwood, Muhlenberg South (Ky.), Beech, Gallatin and Father Ryan.

According to Andrea Brown, competition coordinator and director of APSU athletic bands, the event “has the potential to be an incredible recruiting opportunity for the band, music department and the University.”

She said, “This event brings students and parents to our campus who otherwise might not think of visiting APSU. It is an excellent opportunity to make a great impression through our personal interactions with the students, parents and band directors.”
—Crissy Laubach-Young