District 11 Marching Band Preview Show set for Saturday

Marching bands from all five Anoka-Hennepin high schools will perform their field shows for the public at the “District 11 Marching Band Preview Show,” Saturday, Sept. 15 at 4:30 p.m. at Coon Rapids High School’s  (CRHS) Cardinal Stadium. The event is $5 for adults and $3 for children and seniors.

Prior to the performance, students will take part in clinics. Brian Duffy, CRHS marching band director, said it’s meant to be a day where students across the district get a chance to view their colleague’s performances while also learning and growing as marching bands.

Appearing in the show will be:

The Andover Marching Huskies, now in their tenth competitive season. Andover will present their show “The Last Battlefield.”

Anoka’s Marching Tornadoes will perform their field show, “5K.”  The 5K race is a popular distance race for both the novice and experienced runner, one that tests both physical stamina and mental fortitude.

The Blaine Marching Bengals’ show is “The Latin Feature” and will explain what the Latin music world is all about. The show features salsa dancing music, and the new age Latin sounds of Santana.

Champlin Park Marching Rebels will present their field show, “Theseus.” The story of Theseus and the Minotaur is one of the most fascinating tales in Greek mythology. Filled with love, hate and death, the story of “Theseus” explores the raw emotions of human nature.

The Coon Rapids Marching Cardinals will present  “When Swing Was The Thing.”  The show follows the tale of young love lost and found on the dance hall floor in a 1938 jazz club, and features the rousing and wailing big band hit, “Big Noise From Winnetka.”