The seventh and eighth grade bands of West and East Middle Schools will take to the stage Thursday, February 20, 2020 for their annual Pre-District Band Concert. The program will begin at 7 p.m. in the Ponca City School Concert Hall with admission free of charge. Under the direction of Andrew Orr (7th Grade Band) and Connor Pratt (8th Grade Band), the bands plan to take audience members on a tour of each group’s musical preparation in their journey to OSSAA District Band Contest. In addition to performing two musical selections, each band will also give listeners a glimpse at these students’ incredible aptitude to learn music by publicly sight reading brand new pieces of music never before seen by students or directors. The next performance for both bands will be at OSSAA District Band Contest in Cushing on March 11, 2020.