On October 13th, the Lockland Music Boosters hosted its annual band invitational for area marching bands. This was the 30th year for this event and once again, was a huge success. Ten local bands came to our stadium to compete in this OMEA, (Ohio Music Educators Association), sanctioned event. Lockland received many compliments regarding our facility and how well-run the invitational was. It was a beautiful day and spectators were treated with an afternoon filled with wonderful music by the many students who have worked so long and hard on their shows. Our very own Lockland Marching Panthers closed out the invitational and brought people cheering and to their feet, impressing those in attendance with what a small band can do. The Music Boosters and band director, Chad Welage, would like to thank all the parents and community members who supported the band this year at the invitational and in other capacities as well.