Saturday, June 18 is the date for the seventh annual Harry Wenger Marching Band Festival. It starts at 11AM.

Bands taking part this year are:

  • NRHEG
  • KMS
  • Winona Cotter
  • Dover-Eyota
  • Richfield
  • Faribault Crusaders
  • Milaca
  • Henry Sibley
  • Waconia
  • Mankato Lancers
  • 728 Cadets

The Owatonna High School Band will be marching in exhibition.

Patsy White will serve as parade marshal. Also new this year will be the Knights of Columbus Choir performing the national anthem.

The bands will line up at Prospect and Lincoln. They will perform at East University and Lincoln, at East Rice and Lincoln, and also in front of the judge's stand downtown by the Post Office.

Organizers estimate that this event brings more than 4,000 people to Owatonna. You can find out more by going to the Harry Wenger Marching Band Festival website.

One of the organizers is Kim Cosens, and he shares more information on AM 1390's Talk of the Town.