Annual Unionville cavalcade a family-friendly musical event
Trumpeting family-friendly marching orders, the Unionville High School Marching Band promises an evening of musical excitement and pageantry for spectators at its Cavalcade of Bands on Saturday, Oct. 20, an annual extravaganza featuring performers from 11 schools, including Shippensburg University.
Held from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at Unionville High School, “March on the Brandywine” will showcase nine high school bands and color-guard squads in friendly competition. Judges from the Cavalcade of Bands, Inc. will rate the bands for precision, creativity, musicality, and complexity. Participating high schools are West Chester East, Pottsgrove, Penn Manor, Great Valley, Sun Valley, Methacton, Mt. Pleasant, Kennett, and Coatesville.
After the competing bands have displayed their talents, the Unionville band will take the field to perform an exhibition of its 2012 show, “Baseball: An American Tradition.” Its program will be followed by the precision marching, powerful music, and exciting color guard of the “Red Raider” Marching Band from Shippensburg University. The evening concludes with an awards ceremony.
Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for students and seniors, and free for ages 5 and under. Food will include Unionville’s renowned “band fries” – freshly made from hand-cut potatoes – candy-grams, and more. The school is located at 750 Unionville Rd., Kennett Square, 19348-1531.