The North Canton Hoover High School Marching Band is taking on an extra challenge this season. They will be performing at the Revere High School Marching Band Competition on September 29, in addition to a competition at Brunswick on October 20. These competitions are Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) assessment opportunities or adjudicated
The last time the Hoover band competed in a Marching Band Competition was 1994. Why is the band taking on this challenge now? Ronald Varn, director of the Viking band for 26 years, stated that it (to compete) is an extra challenge for the kids and encourages them to perform at their best. A rating is assigned to quantify each performance. A scale of one to five is used, with one being considered “superior.” A superior rating at either event would send the Vikings to the State OMEA Marching Band finals on November 2 – 4.
During the event, the band will perform three movements from “Storms of Africa.” At least one of the movements will be performed at every half-time show during the regular football season. A Thank You Concert is scheduled for October 30 at 7 pm in the High School gymnasium. All pre-game and half-time songs will be performed.