Okinawa’s best marching bands strut their stuff Monday

This year’s best school marching bands in the prefecture are showing their skills in the Okinawa Convention Center, Monday.

The music promises to be brassy, and the routines intricate, Monday, as the winners of the recent Okinawa Marching Band And Baton Twirling Competition take on the floor of Okinawa Convention Center for the Super Marching 2013 event.

Okinawan school marching bands are famous for their high class performances, having won several national and international championships over the years.

Tickets are still on sale for the two performances at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.  Reserved A seats are \1,500, unreserved B seats \1,000, and spectators 14 years of age and below are admitted for \500.

The Japan Marching Band Association Okinawa Branch, the Japan Baton Twilling Association Okinawa Branch and the Ryukyu Shimpo will be hosting the Super Marching 2013 an annual event that is taking place for the 19th time. The performing bands are those who were elected to represent Okinawa and attend tournaments all over Japan.

Schools chosen for the Super Marching 2013 are Hamakawa, Nago and Takaesu Elementary Schools, Mashiki, Futenma, Kakazu, Gushikawa and Yokatsu Junior High Schools and Nishihara, Oroku, Nago and Ginowan High Schools.