Oil City High School's marching band is once again hosting the Music in Oil Country marching band extravaganza on the Oil Field Saturday, September 10. They are featuring a dozen musical troupes, many accompanied by dance lines and waving silks. According to festival posters, it is a place "where it's halftime all night long."
The festival will feature 11 high school bands from seven counties. Each band will perform selections they have learned for their 2022 halftime show.
Also this year the Grove City College Wolverine Marching Band will perform
Gates will open at 6 p.m. and the music is slated to start at 7 p.m. In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved to the Oil City High School gymnasium.
Admission is $5.
High school bands scheduled to perform include the Oil City Oilers, Franklin Black Knights, Titusville Rockets, Keystone Panthers, Allegheny-Clarion Valley Falcons, Lakeview Sailors, Cambridge Springs Marching Blue Devils, Warren Dragons, Conneaut Area Eagles, Fort LeBoeuf Stampede of Sound and Brockway Rovers.
As in past years, there will be a concession stand, raffles, candy grams and air grams. Proceeds from the festival benefit the Oiler Marching Band’s efforts to purchase new uniforms for their growing band in the near future. This year the band has 80 members, a significant increase from previous years.