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Article posted: 8/30/2013 9:54 AM

Lancer Joust attracts 24 high school marching bands to Roselle

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Two dozen marching bands will go through their paces during the 35th annual Lake Park Lancer Joust, an all-day competition slated for Saturday, Sept. 14, at the high school's west campus, 500 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Roselle.

The bands, representing high schools from Illinois, Wisconsin and Nebraska, will perform in a preliminary competition beginning around 11 a.m., with the finalists coming back to play again that evening.

Illinois bands scheduled to compete are Victor J. Andrew Marching Thunderbolt, Tinley Park; Marching Bulldogs, Batavia; Downers Grove South Marching Mustangs; Marching Grenadiers, Elk Grove Village; Fremd H.S. Viking Marching Band; Glenview, Marching Tigers; Herscher; John Hersey H.S. Marching Huskies, Arlington Heights; Jacobs H.S. Golden Eagle Marching Band, Algonquin; Lakes Community Marching Band, Lake Villa; Lemont H.S. Marching Band; Lincoln-Way North Marching Phoenix, Frankfort; Lincoln-Way West Marching Warriors, New Lenox; Lockport H.S. Marching Band; Naperville Central Marching Redhawks; Naperville North Marching Huskies; Plainfield North Marching Tigers; Mt. Prospect H.S. Marching Knights; Waubonsie Valley Marching Warriors, Aurora; Wheaton North Marching Falcons; Wheaton-Warrenville South Tiger Marching Band; and the Wheeling H.S. Wildcat Marching Band.

Also competing will be the Northstar Marching Band from Waukesha, Wis., and the Millard West Wildcat Marching Band from Omaha, Neb.

The 140-member Lake Park Lancer Marching Band, under the direction of Michael Chiodo, will debut its 2013 show, "The Five Stages of Grief," in an exhibition performance at 5:15 p.m. to close out the preliminary competition. The final competition, featuring the top-scoring 10 bands, will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for students and seniors and $25 for families (two adults and two children). For details, call (630) 235-7248 or visit www.lakeparkband.com.

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