The Decorah High School 125-member "Pride of the Vikings" marching band invites the Decorah Community to its "Pre-Contest" performance Friday, Oct. 11.

The event will occur in Viking Stadium and will begin at approximately 11 a.m. and culminate at approximately 11:20 a.m.

The band will perform their entire 2013 fall show entitled, "Grit, Love, and Groove", The Music of Stevie Wonder. While they will not be in their marching uniforms, their performance will serve as a dress rehearsal for their festival competition show.

The competition is Saturday, Oct. 12 at 1:30 p.m. at Waterloo Memorial Stadium.

"Friday will be a beautiful day, and all are welcome," said Decorah High School Band Director Jim Fritz.

There will be no charge for admission.