Saturday, April 12, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: The Ricalde Stadium in Corozal town was the venue today for the annual Belize Band Fest.
The event brought together marching bands from around the country to perform in different categories and included “show” bands that present particular pieces for the enjoyment of the crowd.
The day’s even started with a street parade, giving thousands of people who lined the main streets of Corozal town, an opportuity to witness the beauty and sounds of the young people.
At the end of the event, St. Luke “Purple Spirit” marching band won the Drumline competition.
In the Drum Corps category, the champion is the Belmopan Active Youth group. They took home $4,000 and a trophy.
Second place was won by the Holy Redeemer Marching band.
Coming in third was the St. Luke marching band.
In the Marching Band with Wind Instrumet category, Benque Viejo Marching Band walked away with first prize, taking home $6,000, a tropy and medals.
Second place in this category was won by the Corozal Community College marching band while the San Ignacio/Santa Elena Dreams Marching Band captured third prize.
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