Neligh-Oakdale was given the honor of kicking off the Nebraska State Fair on Friday morning as the first marching band to perform during the 11-day annual event.
"The band has taken great strides this week, and this looks to be a very dedicated group this year," Metschke said. 'We have a young drumline, but they are really doing well."
The Warriors will march through the Grand Island fairgrounds at 10 a.m. Friday. View or download the parade route
Elkhorn Valley's marching band will also perform at the state fair. The Falcons are slated to march Wednesday, Sept. 2, at 12:45 p.m.
Metschke said Neligh-Oakdale students will leave for Grand Island at 7 a.m. on Aug. 28. Students will need to bring money for lunch/snacks and for any activities/entertainment they partake in at the fair. The bus will leave to return at 1 p.m.