Music played at the event will range from popular music of the past and present and classical pieces.
Twenty boys and girls teams from West Texas, Houston, El Paso, Amarillo, and Midland/Odessa will compete.
Local schools are tightening security to prevent the kind of violence that occurred in Connecticut.
Elementary schools will dismiss at noon, and middle and high school students will get out at 12:40 p.m.
Michael and Nicholas Cheon are sophomores at Lubbock High School, and have both been named to the Texas Music Educators Association All-State Orchestra.
A Lubbock High School teacher has been arrested for possession of Marijuana in his home.
David Wragg died last Saturday after a three-year battle with cancer, and Reese Fleming died Monday after a brief illness.
Ten Lubbock ISD students have been recognized by a national organization. The students were recognized by the National Hispanic Recognition Program as scholars for their 2011 PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test and grade point average.
At their meeting this morning, the Lubbock ISD Board of Trustees recognized exceptional students, named a director of human resources and made technology purchases for the district.
The Westerner Marching Festival, sponsored by Lubbock High, is this Saturday at Lowrey Field at Plains Capital Park