The 10th Annual Butler Festival of Bands drew more than 2,000 people to the high school in Matthews Saturday, Oct. 13.
The event featured eight high school marching bands in a competition that culminated with an exhibition performance by Butler’s Marching Band. Mooresville High School took home the grand prize of $1,000, sponsored by Western Carolina University’s Pride of the Mountains Marching Band. Butler alums from the university presented the check.
The competition was broken into four classes. The first place winners in each class were: East Rowan, Indian Land, Hickory Ridge and Mooresville high schools.
Other school bands participating were: Myers Park High, South Mecklenburg High, Mallard Creek High and West Stanly High.