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Alle-Kiski marching bands ready to strut their stuff for 73rd annual festival

Kiski Area Cavaliers colorguard Captain Tara Shamburg, assistant Drum Major Leah Slagle, colorguard Captain Abby Moyher, head Drum Major Mia Carrarini, colorguard Captain Gabby Scalise and assistant Drum Major Allyson Reiner.
Leechburg Blue Devils Drum Major Blake Foster and Commanding Officer Lexie Vigna.
Springdale Dynamos Drum Major Elizabeth Puskar, colorguard Captain Caitlin Fitzgerald and Drum Major Olivia Schneider.
Valley High School Vikings Drum Major Kiana Richards, colorguard Captain Lea Alexander, colorguard Co-Captain Lyric Alexander, colorguard Co-Captain Destini Cronauer and Drum Major Alyssa Dameron.
Highlands Golden Rams drill team Captain Kara Layhew, Drum Major Madison Faas, Drum Major Greg Wygonik and colorguard Captain Rose Hunkele.
Freeport Area Yellowjackets Drum Major Ean Schrecengost, Commanding Officer Summer Arner, Commanding Officer Kyle McClain, Commanding Officer Jack McCoy, Commanding Officer Lainy Powell and Drum Major Melissa Black.
Burrell Buccaneers Drum Majors Molly Farneth and Ella Wlodarczyk and colorguard Captains Lindsay Roman and Sarah Usko.
Apollo-Ridge Vikings percussion Captain Corey Taylor, colorguard Captain Alyssa McCormick, Drum Major Victoria Querry, colorguard Captain Abbie Smart and assistant Drum Major Aaron Worst.
Plum High School Mustangs Drum Majors Melanie Schultz and Shawn Gibson, Majorette Captain Leah Rim, Dance Team Captain Allyson Harrison, and Color Guard Captain Priscilla Jones.
Penn Hills Indians marching band members flute Section Leader Gianna Gentilcore, clarinet Section Leader: Ben Messenger, alto sax Section Leaders Charlie Frachioni and Lindsay Zunich, trumpet Section Leaders Ray Giles and Dominic Frollo, trombone Section Leader David Van Ryn, tuba Section Leader Ethan Isel, percussion Section Leader Abby Warner, Drum Majors Abby Umscheid and Ben Davidson, rhythemette Captain Reaunna Bumbaugh and colorguard Captain Destiny Makhanda.

Band camps are over and football season has begun.

That means area high school marching bands are ready to show off their routines for the season at the 73rd annual Alle-Kiski Valley Marching Band Festival.

Organized by the Alle-Kiski Valley Band Directors Association, the festival allows area marching bands to perform their full routines outside the time constraints of football game halftime shows.

This year, 11 area high school units will perform: Apollo-Ridge, Burrell, Deer Lakes, Freeport Area, Highlands, Kiski Area, Leechburg Area, Penn Hills, Plum, Springdale and Valley.

The band festival this year will be hosted at Highlands Golden Ram Stadium in Harrison on Wednesday. The rain date will be Thursday.

Admission is $5 at the gate. The show starts at 7 p.m.

Not pictured: Deer Lakes

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