You feel them before you see them. It’s impossible not to get up and dance to the beat when they are around. I’m talking about the Metropolitan Youth Program Drill Team! And it’s time for a Drill Team Showdown!

Join the Metropolitan Youth Program this Saturday Sep 22 from 10 – 11 a.m. for a Family Fun Parade! The parade will begin at Frances Willard School (2503 9th St. Rock Island) and travel down 9th Street to the Martin Luther King Center (630 9th St. Rock Island).

The fun then continues as the Metropolitan Youth Program hosts the annual Drill Team Showdown, Battle@TheRock! Head to Rock Island High School (1400 25th Ave. Rock Island) to witness this year’s Drill Team Showdown. Doors open at 4 p.m. and tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door.

Drill teams from across the country travel to compare their skills against Rock Island’s very own Metropolitan Youth Program. Six teams of youth under 18 years will compete for the crown!

For more information, visit https://www.metrodrillteam.org/ or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/1967093170279715/.

Don’t miss this energy-filled day!

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Tess Abney was born and raised in the Quad Cities. Her passion for writing and entertainment was apparent at a very young age. Whether it is sharing local events and businesses with readers or sharing her thoughts on life, she finds comfort in the way words can bring people together.