Gary Christensen, Davis High School Marching Band,
The Davis High School Marching Band performs in Kaysville in 2011.

KAYSVILLE — The top high school marching bands from Utah and Idaho will gather at Davis High School on Oct. 16 to compete in the Davis Cup Invitational.

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Now in its 39th year, the Davis Cup Invitational is the oldest marching band competition in the state. Thirty-three bands will perform beginning at 12:45 p.m. and lasting until Davis High's performance at 9:45 p.m.

Bands will be evaluated by a six-judge panel, scoring groups based on music, visual, percussion and color guard. Admission for the competition is $5 for individuals or $20 for a family of six.

Profits from the competition will benefit the Davis High marching band, which will represent Utah in the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Calif., on Jan. 1.