The Effingham Marching Hearts will be taking to the field on Saturday at the 40 Annual Panther Marching Band Fest at O’Brien Stadium on the campus of Eastern Illinois University. 30 bands will be taking part in this year’s annual competition including Effignham, Newton, Centralia, and Casey-Westfield. Bands will be competing for award in the areas of music, visual, general effect, percussion, guard, and drum major. Grand Champions of both the large and small divisions will also be named.
Competition is set to begin at 10 a.m. with Robinson performing. The Marching Hearts will take the field at 4:30 p.m. after Centralia. Tickets will be available at the event.