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Photo feature: Sounding the battle drums: Battle of the Bands 2012

LAUREN WOOD | THE NATCHEZ DEMOCRAT — Members of the Natchez High School marching band, including Germari Green, 14, center, on snare drum, perform with the color guard during the final performance of the third annual Battle of the Bands hosted at the high school Saturday. Five schools from Louisiana and Mississippi performed at the event.

 

LAUREN WOOD / THE NATCHEZ DEMOCRAT — Drum Major Alona Bowman, 15, leads the Ferriday High School marching band off of the field after their performance Saturday night.
LAUREN WOOD / THE NATCHEZ DEMOCRAT — Dillon West, 17, plays the cymbals as he performs with the rest of the Natchez High School marching band.
LAUREN WOOD / THE NATCHEZ DEMOCRAT — Morgantown Middle School drum majors Carlee McNealy, 13, from left, Destinee Schoby, 13, Jasmine Ivory, 13, and Jhanasia Dent, 13, dance as the marching band performs in front of the crowd gathered Saturday night at Natchez High School for the Battle of Bands competition.