The Celtic Classic Band Festival Competition kicked off at Glenvar High School on Saturday, September 28th.

Beginning at 11:30 a.m., 17 Southwest Virginia high school bands showed off their best in front of hundreds.

This festival is meant to highlight high school music talent in the region.

Since July, students have been working hard to perfect their show.

Congratulations to Lord Botetourt High School and Heritage High School in Lynchburg; both took home the grand champion!