By Kevin Shannahan
Saturday, November 5th, marked the 28th annual Classic on the Cane Marching Band Competition sponsored by the Northwestern State Spirit of Northwestern Band. Approximately 2,000 high school band members for 34 bands in five classifications throughout Louisiana and Texas brought their best routines for a full day of competition and fun. NSU’s Turpin Stadium was packed as the Spirit of Northwestern culminated the day’s performances with an electrifying show that brought the crowd to its feet. Bossier City’s Parkway High School took the honors as grand champion, followed by West Monroe High School and Texas’ Deer Park High School.