by Lindsey Camp, Website Editor

The community came together for the annual Cobb-Marietta Marching Band Exhibition held Oct. 5 and Oct. 12. in Cantrell Stadium.

As local tradition students attending high schools in Cobb County District and Marietta City Schools are given the opportunity to showcase their work and talents with a performance.

This tradition started in 1972, the Cobb-Marietta Marching Band Exhibition allows band students and the community to see performances from across the area. This also gives students a chance to bond with friends from different schools.

The students who are performing do not feel as nervous and pressured as usual, because they know it is all for fun.

“This band expedition is a fascinating experience, because not only do you get judged on how to get better, you get to stay and watch all of the bands around you,” junior Mark Sanchez said.

The bands are critiqued by famous instrument players that volunteer their time and knowledge. Sanchez enjoys being judged on the skills that his band perform at, so they can get better and look their best next time they present for other audiences.

This year a special guest performance was introduced into the equation. The Furman University Marching Band presented on Oct. 5, and the University of Georgia Redcoat Marching Band presented on Oct. 12. The two bands performed very popular songs One of them was, My songs know what you did in the dark, by Fall Out Boy.