Bands battle it out at the Home Depot Center

OW Staff | 11/17/2010, 5 p.m.

High steppin', quick steppin' flashy moves and grooves, as well as music that will blow your socks off are among the sights and sounds spectators will enjoy Saturday, when the annual Battle of the High School March Bands returns to the Home Depot Center. The Southern Show style competition, which begins at 5 p.m., and features four local bands--Crenshaw, Inglewood, Compton and Centennial--competing against each other and two bands from out of state--James S. Rickards High School of Tallahassee, Fla. and Stephen F. Austin High School in Houston, TX. The event is sponsored by the Home Depot Center Charitable Foundation and the VH1 Save the Music Foundation. Celebrities such as Sheila E., Bigg Pwee, Rhea Bea and Joslyn Pennywell of America's Next Top Model are expected to participate, and the judges come from some of the most prestigious college marching bands in the country.