The 37th annual Coastal Empire Classic, featuring an all-time-high 16 marching bands, will be held at Effingham County High School Saturday.

The gates open at 11:30 a.m. and the first band will take the field at 1:40 p.m. The hosts, the Rebel Regiment, will close the evening at 8:40 p.m., followed by awards.

The fundraiser will feature concessions and vendors. Guests will pay $8 to enter, with free entry for children 5 and younger.