UTICA — The inaugural Bandtoberfest held Saturday in Redskin Stadium was a definite crowd-pleaser. Co-sponsored by the Utica High School Marching Band and the Centerburg Trojan Pride Marching Band, the event also featured the East Knox Marching Band and the Highland Marching Scotts. Field commanders and flag corps helped make the evening a success, and Utica band director Michael Dean admitted he was “full of grins all night.”

As hosts, Utica led the parade of bands and started things off with the National Anthem and the Utica fight song. The Trojans were next with their foot-taping senior show, “Shut Up and Dance,” “Drag Me Down,” and “Handclap.”

Utica’s percussion section was up next, and got things hopping with “Boom Box,” and “Keeping it Together.” The audience really responded to their version of the classic children’s tune, “Mary Had a Little Lamb.”

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