SOUTH PLAINFIELD - The South Plainfield High School Marching Band will present the 2019 South Plainfield Marching Band Competition on Sunday, Oct. 6 from 1p.m. to 4p.m. at the Frank R. Jost Field, located behind the PAL Building at 1250 Maple Avenue.  Spectator parking will be at John F. Kennedy Elementary School, 2900 Norwood Avenue.  The gate opens at 11:30a.m. and marching bands will perform every fifteen minutes beginning at 1p.m. with awards presented at 3:45p.m.  Food, vendors, and performances will fill the afternoon as eight area marching bands take their turn performing at the South Plainfield High School Stadium to compete for placement in the Tournament of Bands (TOB) competition.

Tickets can be purchased at the stadium ticket booth the day of the event.  Adults are $12, senior citizens are $10, and children ten years old and under are $5.  All proceeds from the event benefit the South Plainfield High School Music Department’s chorus, orchestra and band.  

The S.P.H.S. Marching Band placed first out of seven bands in Division 2A over the weekend at the Brick Memorial High School TOB Competition with a high score of 83.335, also winning best visual and best percussion.  This latest score brings them to a rank of fourth in the region out of 42 marching bands.  

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Performing along with South Plainfield High School will be several local high school marching bands: North Plainfield High School, Abraham Clark High School, Manchester Township High School, Metuchen High School, Regional High School, Roselle Park High School, and John F. Kennedy Memorial High School in Iselin.

Sponsors of the event include: 9 Round of South Plainfield, Alumni Students of Joe Tenore, Angelina’s Tavern, Bagel Pantry, Batteries Plus Bulbs, C&M Consulting Group, Jack Pedersen Realty, Halls Trucking, Holiday Inn, Investor’s Bank, M&M Realty, McDonald’s Durham Ave, Mr. Subs, Nexpanse Financial,  NJ Guard Training Academy, Retro Fitness of Edison, Rodolfo’s, Rose Brand, SP Summer Drama Workshop, Sportworld, Sukhadia, Sunny Mac Solar (Wayne Decoteau), TapInto South Plainfield, Elks Lodge 2298, Twin City Pharmacy and Unity Bank.

For more information, visit the S.P.H.S. Music Boosters Facebook page.   The S.P.H.S. Marching Band asks everyone to come out and support them for this very special home show competition.