17 bands from central and Southwestern Virginia faced off today at Lord Botetourt High School.

After the competiton, the Marching Cavaliers even put on a show for the crowd.

The year's festival included bands from Cave Spring, Northside, Liberty Christian Academy and Patrick Henry just to name a few.

It's an event student, parents and the community look forward to every year.

For many participating it's their last showing of their high school career.

Organizers say no one goes away a loser at this competition.

Proceeds from today's festival go towards supporting the Marching Cavaliers.