USF and Snider High School to Host Marching Band Competition

August 24, 2017

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — The University of Saint Francis and Snider High School will host the Parade of Champions invitational marching competition on Saturday, September 16.

The contest will begin at 11 a.m. and will be held at Bishop D’Arcy Stadium. Several area high school bands will compete for top honors, and the University of Saint Francis Marching Pride will perform in exhibition prior to the awards ceremony.

Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens. Proceeds of the contest will go to fund music scholarships at the University of Saint Francis and help pay for the Snider Band’s trip to Disney World in December.

For more information, please contact Dr. Steven Kandow, director of bands at USF, and Kevin Klee, director of bands at Snider High School, at or at (260) 467-4651.

Founded in 1890 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, the University of Saint Francis offers more than 70 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs through the School of Health Sciences, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership and School of Creative Arts. In addition to its traditional programs, USF designs focused curricula for working adults in Fort Wayne, Crown Point and online. In 2016, the University of Saint Francis expanded its presence to downtown Fort Wayne. USF Downtown houses the university’s business and music technology programs while offering enhanced internship and networking opportunities for students. The University of Saint Francis campus experience includes 16 athletic programs boasting two individual and three team NAIA national championships, and is recognized as an NAIA Five-Star Champion of Character institution. Approximately 2,200 students from a broad geographic region attend USF.