Six area high-school bands will gather for Mass Band Day on Saturday, Nov. 12, at Missouri Southern State University.

Students will arrive at 8 a.m. and break into sectional work with faculty members. They will also perform with the Lion Pride Marching Band during halftime at the 2 p.m. football game vs. Washburn at Fred G. Hughes Stadium.

The halftime show will honor veterans and first responders for their service, said Dr. Brandon Robinson, assistant professor of music and director of bands.

Robinson said, “The annual Mass Band Day event is an opportunity for area music students to explore what Missouri Southern’s Performing Arts Department has to offer.”

For more information, contact the Music Department at 417-625-3002 or