Bands to march in Homecoming parade, bands to participate in Massed Band at the Ranger Football game on Saturday

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Bands to march in Homecoming parade, bands to participate in Massed Band at the Ranger Football game on Saturday

Seven bands will march around the square during Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s Homecoming parade at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 18.

Northwestern band director Dr. Kenneth Drobnak is thrilled to participate in his second Northwestern homecoming as band director.  In addition to Northwestern’s marching band, junior high and high school bands are coming to Northwestern’s Homecoming 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 and Kathy Jantz.

Class AA – Pioneer-Pleasant Vale High School, Lohmann.

Class AAA –Alva High School, Cara Bradt.

Class AAAA-Hugoton High School, Amy Freeman; and Woodward High School, Daci Crockett.

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

Four of the directors leading their bands in the parade are Northwestern alumni. They include Bradt, class of 2007; Crockett, class of 2004; Freeman, class of 2001; and Lohmann, class of 2000.

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

To see more information about Homecoming events, visit www.nwosu.edu/homecoming.

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