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East Georgia band festival packs Womack
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A Statesboro High Marching Band member performs a trumpet solo Saturday during the 38th East Georgia Marching Band Festival. About 3,000 people attended the festival at Womack Field. - photo by ROGER ALLEN/special
More than 3,000 people packed Statesboro High School's Womack Field Saturday to catch the sounds of the 38th Annual East Georgia Marching Band Festival. Top bands came from all over to compete, including local schools Claxton, Southeast Bulloch and South Effingham; from southern Georgia Pierce County and Bradwell Institute; and even Newnan and Wheeler high schools from the Atlanta area. "I have attended the East Georgia Marching Band Festival for the last 15 years, and this was by far the strongest field of band performances I have ever seen," SHS band director Lee Collins said.
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