Under cloudy skies, the New England Scholastic Band Association held its marching band competition Sundayday afternoon at Mc Coy Field in New Bedford. The local high school bands performed and scored well. The New Bedford High Band was tops in Division 3, Dartmouth High finished first in Division 5 and the Durfee band was tops in Division 2. Nine bands performed with 7 competing. The Dighton Rehobeth band snagged the festival class gold medal for their performance.