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The Hanover Hawks Marching Invitational, or HHMI, welcomes high school marching bands from across Virginia each fall to compete and receive evaluations from adjudicators in areas such as marching, auxiliary, percussion, drum major and general effect. The feedback received from the judges allows the participating bands to hone their performances in preparation for state-level competitions. Proceeds from the event benefit the Hanover High band programs, which include marching and concert bands and wind, jazz and percussion ensembles.
This year 20 bands will compete, including AAAA and AAAAA bands, and Hanover High’s own Marching Hawks will perform in exhibition. There will be traditional concession fare available for purchase and a 50/50 Raffle.
For the Hanover High band students and parent volunteers, it’s a day to treat their guests to Hanover hospitality and build on a successful tradition of marching band competition. For the spectators, the varied musical selections and impressive field shows provide a full day of family-friendly entertainment. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, October 12th from 10am until approximately 5pm, rain or shine, in the Hanover High School stadium. Guests can visit our event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/679352632075089/ where the performance schedule will be announced as well as opportunities to place program advertisements or sponsor trophies. Please “like” us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HanoverHSBands.