If you like marching bands, the place to be today is New Hartford High School on Oxford Road for the "Spartan Spectacular". A few years ago, my son was a member of the New Hartford Marching Spartans, and I know that this event showcases some of the top marching bands in the area.

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Here are the details according to nhart.schoolwires.net:

Tickets are $6.00 in advance and $8.00 at the gate and will be available on Saturday. Show starts at 7:00pm @ New Hartford High School.

Here's the lineup of area marching bands who will be performing:

7:00 SS3 Westmoreland

7:13 LS3 Schenectady

7:26 SS2 Jordan-Elbridge

7:39 SS2 Norwich

7:52 SS1 Mohonasen

8:05 SS1 New Hartford

8:18 SS1 East Syracuse Minoa

8:31 SS1 Oswego"

It's a great show and family event. By the way, my son played the trumpet. I play the piano and guitar, and not the trumpet as I'm usually talking.