Kansas University is hosting the 18th annual Heart of America Marching Festival on Oct. 17 at Memorial Stadium.
Twenty high school marching bands from Missouri, Nebraska and Kansas are slated to perform starting at 11 a.m. Lawrence High will take the field at 12:45 p.m. Free State High is scheduled to go on at 4:15 p.m.
The top 10 scoring bands move on to the finals, which is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. and the awards ceremony will be at 9:45 p.m.
Last year, Free State placed second and Lawrence High placed third overall after a tie was broken based on comparison of high scores by category.
The Marching Jayhawks will perform at 9:30 p.m. Admission to the event is $10 for adults, $5 for students and senior citizens and preschoolers are free.