Deptford Hosting “Tournament of Bands” next Sunday

The Deptford High School will be hosting their annual Tournament of the Bands (TOB) Marching Band Competition next Sunday (Oct. 14).

Twenty-four different high schools will be competing in the event, which begins at noon (doors open at 11 a.m.). The tickets will be $12 for an adult and $7 for students and seniors and a snack stand with food and beverages will be open.

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Deptford’s own marching band will be the final to perform (at 6:45 p.m.) with an award ceremony to follow.

Triton, Collingswood and Gateway High Schools will be the first to perform, between noon and 12:30 p.m. Other competing bands include Hammonton, Pennsville, Woodbury, Mainland, Oakcrest, Sterling, Kingsway (all set to go on between 12:45 p.m. and 2 p.m.), Eastern, Shawnee, Washington Township, Audubon, Haddon Heights, Pemberton, West Deptford, and Clearview (all scheduled between 4:15 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.).

From Juliah Davis, the Deptford Band Parents Association Secretary:

The Deptford High School Marching Band has been extremely competitive over the years. Director Michael Armstrong and countless staff work very hard with Deptford band students multiple times a week and throughout the summer to put together a fantastic show. The lessons learned, the friendships made, the pride, the camaraderie, sometimes the tears, and most of all the music, leave behind the best of memories. Please join the Marching Band Students while they share with the community their show “The Way of the Samurai.”

More information about the DHS Marching Band can be found at

And here is a list of the full schedule of bands competing and when they’re scheduled to perform.

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