Strike up the band for Sound of West Side Marchathon


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – The West Lafayette High School’s marching band will take to the streets of West Lafayette for the Sound of West Side Marchathon on Saturday. They’re doing it to raise money for the program.

“Our band program [will be] going out through the community performing a parade as well as public concerts where we’ll be able to share our talents,” said the band’s director Clayton Henady during an appearance on News 18 This Morning.

It’s an opportunity to hear the marching band for people who have never been to a football game.

“Our program has grown exponentially in the past few years,” explained Henady when asked about the purpose of the Marchathon. “We need to buy more instruments, and we need to repair more instruments as they get older.”

The Sound of West Side Marchathon begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8, at West Lafayette High School. It will then travel north on Grant Street. You can see a map of the Marchathon route here. You can also make a donation there.

The parade will end around 2:15 p.m. at the Little League baseball fields off Cumberland Avenue. Along the way, News 18’s Dustin Grove will be at one of the stops and will act as a guest grand marshal.