Band Director Thomas Powell said the students are still reveling in their unexpected win Saturday, but are now focusing on the upcoming festival, which features 15 bands from around the state.
“The kids in the band and the color guard are still flying sky high and are as happy as a lark,” Powell said. “And now we are just thrilled to be able to sponsor a show and have a great time with kids, parents and music.”
Powell described the annual festival, which got its start in 1979, as a “family affair.” He said while the Falcon Invitational is a lot of fun, it’s also a major fundraiser for the school's music department.
The event is open to the public and tickets are $8 a person. The show will also feature concessions and a variety of activities and goodies.
While Severna Park hosts the event, it does not compete.
“We don’t invite people then try to take the trophies away from them,” Powell said.
The band will still perform, though. It will play the National Anthem at 5 p.m. and participate in a few other expeditions throughout the night.
“It’s great because the kids get to see a lot of bands they haven’t seen before,” Powell said. “The visual of knowing what other people are doing, and being able to see other ideas is important.”
The 35th Annual Falcon Invitational will begin at 5 p.m. Saturday. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 a person.