Millington High School's band will take part in the Bandmasters Championship, an annual contest hosted by the University of Memphis Band Alumni Chapter, on Saturday, October 29.
Proceeds from the contest benefit scholarships for the University of Memphis Band, "The Mighty Sound of the South.” The contest is held at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.
Originally known as The Mid-South Invitational, the Bandmasters Championship began in 1963. In the 1990's the Band Alumni Chapter took on the responsibility of the event, which has hosted marching bands from all over the Mid-South. This year’s competition will feature 37 high school bands including the 2010 Grand Champion Munford High School from Munford. The 37 registered bands are the most ever to appear in the Bandmasters Championship.