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Out & About: Northwest Marching Band

Out & AboutMarching Band Competition in Grants Pass

The competition will be fierce on the gridiron this Saturday but, this time, it won’t be football teams taking to the field.

Grants Pass High School is once again hosting the pride of the Northwest Marching Band Competition. Nine marching bands will be competing for honors in a variety of categories.

The contest includes local marching bands from Grants Pass, Central Point and Phoenix. Preliminary competition starts at 12:30 p.m. – finals begin at 5:30 p.m.

Admission is $14 for adults, $9 for students and seniors. Children four and under are free.

“Evita”, Camelot Theatre in Talent

Argentina’s controversial first lady is the subject of a dynamic musical masterpiece, “Evita”, now in performances at the Camelot Theatre in Talent.

At 15 years of age, Eva escape her dirt-poor existence for the bright lights of Buenos Aires. Driven by ambition and blessed with charisma, Eva Peron was saint to the working class and reviled by the aristocracy.

Her story is told through haunting chorales fused with exuberant Latin, pop and jazz influences, Evita creates an arresting theatrical portrait as complex as the woman herself.

Evita runs through November 17. Contact the Camelot Theatre for ticket information.

Hay Maze

You can also visit the “Haymazing” Hay Maze near the Jackson County Expo at Gate 1 on Peninger Road. The maze is open daily through October. Admission is $8 per person.

In Josephine County, visit Fort Vannoy on Lower River Road in Grants Pass to go through the corn maze and pumpkin patch. The maze is open every weekend in October. Admission is $6.