Local pep band set to play on the big stage

The Marshall High School Pep Band is being recognized by the Illinois High School Association as one of the best bands in the state.

Posted: Feb 15, 2018 6:44 PM

MARSHALL, Ill. (WTHI) - A local pep band has earned a big honor.

The Marshall High School Pep Band is being recognized by the Illinois High School Association as one of the best bands in the state.

The band was chosen to perform at the state basketball tournament in March at the Red Burn Arena.

Band Director Heather Setzer says the students already have 148 songs prepared.

"It's amazing. As a senior, you get to go to state. It's a really big honor. Not everyone can say they've been to state, and we can," Annie Smitley said.

"Being one of the smaller schools in the area, it's kind of interesting to see how somebody that small could compete with some of the bigger schools out there," Evan Frazer told us.

Every band in the state had the opportunity to submit recordings for the honor.

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