Franklin Area School district hosted hundreds of the region's best-sounding middle school and junior high kids to play at Bandfest.
Steve Johnston, Franklin High's music director said the festival hasn't happened in a couple years due to the pandemic. Judging by the large number crowd of kids on Friday, there was excitement for it to return.
Students arrived early Friday to break into two age groups - grades 6 and 7, and grades 8 and 9. Each band learned a half dozen tunes to perform that evening for the public.
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