Jacksonville State University and The Marching Southerners will host the Bands of America competition this Saturday at Burgess- Snow Field. It begins at 10:45 that morning and lasts until 4 that afternoon. Finals will start at 6:45 that night and last about an hour. Director of the Marching Southerners, Ken Bodiford, says that the main reason for hosting this competition is for recruitment. 17 bands will compete. This is one of 20 Bands of America competitions scheduled to take place across the U.S. this fall. General Admission is $18 and a full day pass is $27.