Bands to march in Homecoming parade

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Bands to march in Homecoming parade

Five bands will march around the square during Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s Homecoming parade at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 26.

Northwestern band director Dr. Kenneth Drobnak is thrilled to participate in his first Northwestern homecoming as band director.  In addition to Northwestern’s marching band, junior high and high school bands are coming from across Oklahoma and Kansas.

Those bands marching and their directors, listed by class, are:

Junior High A – Pioneer-Pleasant Vale Junior Middle School, Sherri Lohmann.

Class AA –Ringwood High School, Hank Nichols; and Pioneer-Pleasant Vale High School, Lohmann.

Class AAA –Alva High School, Cara Bradt.

Open Class (non-competing) --Kismet-Southwestern Heights Band, Erika Clausing.

Two of the directors leading their bands in the parade are Northwestern alumni. They include Lohmann, class of 2000 and Bradt, class of 2007.

Bands will gather on Ranger Field during halftime of the Homecoming football game with Southeastern Oklahoma State University to present a massed band performance.  Game time is set for 3 p.m.

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