Putnam - posted Sep, 04 2012
PUTANM -Join in for a night of amazing musical talent as area high school marching bands come together to perform and compete in the 13th Annual Clipper Invitational Marching Band Festival on Saturday, Sept. 22 at the St. Marie-Greenhalgh Sports Complex on Wicker Street in Putnam/ The Clipper Invitational is one of the oldest marching band competitions in Northeast Connecticut. This year's Invitational will feature six neighboring marching bands from Killingly, Plainfield, Putnam, Norwich Shephard Hill and Rockville. The music and routines are sure to enchant and delight audience members of all ages! Each band performs an array of music, marching, color guard routine and more- a visual spectacular! The gates will open at 5 p.m. and the program will begin at 6 p.m. Admission is $8 and free for ages 10 and under. The event is held rain or shine. This event is a major fundraiser to support music programs in Putnam schools and includes a full concession stand offering a variety of foods such as; pizza, burgers, fries, and beverages. In addition, there will be a bake sale, a 50-50 raffle, an air gram sale and souveniers for sale. This event is managed by over 80 volunteers from the community who participate in a variety of activities to make the show a success. These activities include car and bus parking, admissions, raffles, bake sale, hospitality, concessions, bus greeters and escorts, runners and announcers. It is a true community effort including over one thousand students and staff from competing schools who work enthusiastically to bring an evening rich with music and energy to Putnam's Quiet Corner.