- Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 October 2023 00:27
A chilly, but enthusiastic crowd packed Thomas Jefferson High School Stadium on Saturday night, October 7, 2023 for the TJ Marching Band’s 20th annual Fall Festival of Bands.
|Spectators and band members alike watch on from the bleachers at Thomas Jefferson High School Stadium as the bands perform|
|The Thomas Jefferson High School band performs.|
|The Elizabeth-Forward band performs|
|The Derry Area band performs|
In addition to Thomas Jefferson, the 10 other area high school bands that performed at the Band Festival included: Allderdice, Avella, Charleroi, Derry Area, Edison, Elizabeth Forward, Greensburg-Salem, Indian Creek, South Allegheny and Woodland Hills. The PennWest California Marching Band and New Horizons Majorettes also performed.
The Band Festival is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the TJ Marching Band. Among the fundraising activities that took place were: basket raffles, Hot Bunz food truck, a bake sale and kettle corn, novelty booth, air grams, candy grams, concession stand, 50-50 and the selling of Band Festival T-shirts and programs.