MILTON — The 2nd annual Blackwater Classic Marching Band Festival is Saturday, Sept. 30 at Milton High School’s Haywood Hanna Panther Stadium.

The event will feature 14 high school marching bands from Northwest Florida and Alabama. Gates open at 3:30 p.m. with performances beginning at 4 p.m. The event ends around 10:30 p.m.

General admission is $7 per person. Senior adults age 65 and older and active military personnel pay $5. Admission is free for children age 5 and under.

Bands scheduled to perform include:


Alabama Christian Academy — Montgomery, Ala.
Baker High School — Baker
Escambia High School — Pensacola
Foley High School — Foley
Gulf Breeze High School — Gulf Breeze
Holmes County High School — Bonifay
Jay Jr./Sr. High School — Jay
J.R. Arnold High School — Panama City Beach
Milton High School — Milton
Navarre High School — Navarre
Northview High School — Century
Satsuma High School — Satsuma
South Walton High School — Santa Rosa Beach
Trinity Presbyterian School — Montgomery, Ala.

“Please join us for a day of pageantry and showmanship and to cheer for the more than 1,800 talented high school musicians who will perform their 2017 halftime shows,” an MHS spokesperson stated in a media release.

The Milton High School Band Parent Association will sell food and beverages at the concessions stands. Items will include shish-ka-bobs, hamburgers, hotdogs and soft drinks.

Milton High School is located at 5445 Stewart St. The stadium is located on the west side of the campus.