Neligh-Oakdale's marching band was crowned the Class C champion Saturday in the competition following the annual Lion's Club Parade in Norfolk.
"The band did a great job," said director Nate Metschke. "I was really proud of the effort each member gave, and the crowd was really special. They were clapping and cheering NOHS more than I can ever remember, and the students really appreciated and noticed. That was really special."
Neligh-Oakdale’s marching band travels to Grand Island on Saturday, Oct. 3, to compete in the annual Harvest of Harmony parade. The parade will be televised on NTV and also streamed live.
Neligh-Oakdale is number 135 in the parade. The Warriors will leave for Grand Island at 5:45 a.m., assemble for the parade at about 8:40 a.m. and begin the route at about 9:25 a.m. They anticipate being on TV sometime around 9:45-10 a.m.