Thirty high school marching bands from across the state competed Saturday in the State Marching Band Festival at Seacrest Field in Lincoln.
Most of these bands don't just march at halftime of football games. The Waverly Viking Band has marched in competitions every weekend in October and was one of the bands that earned a top rating at the festival.
"It's a huge adrenaline rush is what it is for the directors and the kids both because they've put all this time into one show at the state level,” said Waverly band director Brady Rohlfs. “It's just a lot of fun."
During marching season, many of these bands practice at least 10 hours a week for nearly three months.
Another 26 high school bands competed Saturday at Buell Stadium in Omaha in the open class competition.