The Buffalo High School Marching Band will be heading to the state competition this Saturday in Casper, with the goal of improving over last year's accomplishments, which will be a challenge, considering they will have to be almost perfect to do so.
Band co-director Chad Rose said the kids had an outstanding year last year at state, but they have set their goals high again this year.
The six caption awards, Rose said, are drum major, which has no bearing on the band's overall score but is a caption award; percussion; brass and woodwinds; auxiliary, which pertains to color guard and rifles; general effect music and general effect marching and maneuvering.
Also performing at the competition will be the University of Wyoming Marching Band, who will perform for Homecoming in Laramie before heading to Casper. Rose said it will give all high school music students in the state a chance to see what marching bands look like at the next level.
The State Marching Band Competition will be Saturday at the Casper Events Center. Doors open at 3 pm and the competition starts at 4.
The BHS Marching Band will perform at 5 pm, but Rose said those planning to go should get there early.