GREENSBORO, N.C. -- It's a battle of the bands competition you don't want to miss.
Sixteen marching bands from North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Tennessee are headed to Greensboro this weekend to compete in the 2016 Mayhem Indoor Battle of the Bands competition.
The annual NC Show Style Marching Band Competition takes place Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center.
Michael Yelverton, the director of bands for Northeast Guilford High School is the event organizer.
"It's called 'Mayhem' because mayhem symbolizes organized chaos," said Yelverton. "The chaos that's going to be going on in that room with these 16 bands is really going to give everyone an energy and excitement that they will really enjoy and appreciate at the end of the actual show."
Experienced musicians will judge each marching band's 12 minute show in a number of categories. Northeast Marching Rams' senior leader Wyatt Hackley explains what makes a good field show.
"You're going to be looking for a marching band with great marching precision as well as great musical capability," said Hackley. "It takes a lot of confidence to be out on that field so you're definitely have to have a lot of confidence in what you're putting out there for the people to see and the judges to see."
The competition features the following bands:
Northeast High School (McLeansville, NC)
Smith Marching Band (Fayetteville, NC)
Ben L Smith Marching Band (Greensboro, NC)
High Point Andrews (High Point, NC)
High Point Central (High Point, NC)
Southern Durham Marching Band (Durham, NC)
Hoke County Marching Band (Raeford, NC)
Whites Comprehensive High School (Tennessee)
Southeast Raleigh Marching Band (Raleigh, NC)
Halifax County High School (South Boston, VA)
Lexington Senior Marching Band (Lexington, VA)
Pine Forest Marching Band (Fayetteville, NC)
Marion High School Marching Band (South Carolina)
Hertford County Marching Band
Dillon High School Marching Band (Dillon,SC)
West Charlotte Marching Band (Charlotte, NC)
Dudley High School Marching Band (Greensboro, NC)
You can support the students at the Mayhem 2016 Indoor Battle of the Bands this Saturday, October 22, 2016. It's at the Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Call 336-708-2051 or 336-375-2500 ext 135 for more information. Tickets are also available on Ticketmaster by clicking Here.
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