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J.D. Fitzgerald/ Special to the Explorer, The main judge, Eric Hansler, with Arizona Band and Orchestra Directors Association, discusses the rules and procedures during a rain delay with the directors of the bands.
J.D. Fitzgerald/ Special to the Explorer, Ironwood Ridge Nighthawk Vanguard marching band snare drummers Trevor Barrerro, Carson Koza and Paul Wrona practice inside at the Canyon Del Oro Marching Band Invitational Saturday.
J.D. Fitzgerald/ Special to the Explorer, Jessica Dorer of Ironwood Ridge High School's Nighthawk Vanguard marching band practices inside the gym at the CDO Marching Band Invitational Saturday. Contestants were moved inside by the weather. The Nighthawks' band later performed and received a rating of "excellent."