Some of the finest bands in Southern California will compete in the 58th Annual Arcadia Festival of Bands on Saturday. This prestigious event is hosted by the bands of Arcadia High School, Dana, First Avenue, and Foothills middle schools.
The award-winning Apache Marching Band leads off the band review at 8:30 a.m. on Baldwin Avenue, south of Huntington Drive. The field show tournament starts at 4 p.m. at Citrus College Stadium at 1000 West Foothill Boulevard in Glendora.
Tickets cost $10 for the field show tournament. The proceeds from this event help defray the costs of the music programs at the middle schools and high school in Arcadia by providing funds to purchase instruments, uniforms, instruction, and much more.
There will be a number of street closures to make way for the Festival.
Street closures will be as follows:
- Baldwin Avenue between Huntington Drive and Naomi Avenue—CLOSED to traffic from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Duarte Road between Golden West and El Monte Avenue—CLOSED to traffic from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Campus Drive between Santa Anita Avenue and Holly Avenue—CLOSED to traffic from 6 a.m.-5 p.m.
Also, there will be no street parking in the above parade areas Saturday from 6 a.m.-1 p.m. or on Campus Drive between 6 a.m.-5 p.m. Vehicles parked in violation will be towed.
Residents living south of Huntington Drive, north of Duarte Road, east of Baldwin Avenue and west of Holly Avenue should use the La Cadena and Huntington Drive intersection to enter and exit the neighborhood Other residents will be allowed into the surrounding areas with proof of residency.
To access businesses on the south side of Duarte Road inside the closure, please approach from Longden Avenue by traveling north on either Holly Avenue (east of Baldwin) or Golden West Avenue (west of Baldwin).