West Point Band Boosters gear up for the 38th Annual Stars and Stripes Rodeo March 4 – 5

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WEST POINT, Ala. – The West Point Band Boosters are presenting their 38th Annual Stars and Stripes Rodeo March 4 – 5 at the Cullman County Agricultural Trade Center. The gates open at 5:30 p.m. The mutton busting for kids under 6 (or 60 lbs) starts at 6:30 p.m., with the main events beginning at 7:00 p.m. The rodeo will feature eight major events including bareback bull-riding, calf roping, team roping and barrel racing. Also present will be trick roper Kyle Lamon who holds the Guinness World Record for Largest Hoop.

There will be separate tickets available for purchase for a chance to compete in a steer roping contest. Four participants will be drawn to compete to win a $250 gift certificate from Nate’s Western Wear on Friday night and a $250 gift certificate from Jack’s Western Wear on Saturday night.

West Point Band Booster Shelia Taylor said, “All proceeds go to our West Point Band and Auxiliary. Last year, we bought all brand-new uniforms which included the jackets and bibbers, shoes, hats and plumes. So, we were able to provide them with brand new uniforms from head to toe. This year, it’s going to help cut band fees in half and purchase new uniforms for auxiliary this time. We utilize the rodeo funds. We rely on that to keep our band program going.”

The Junior ROTC will be present for the opening ceremony to honor the veterans in attendance. West Point Senior band member Anna Armstrong will sing the National Anthem. Taylor said, “We’ve tried to make sure to really incorporate our kids that this is all for.”

The West Point Rodeo Queen Pageant will be Thursday, March 3 at Cullman First Baptist Church on Hwy 31, with private interviews at 3:30 p.m. before the pageant begins. The Rodeo Queen will be crowned at the rodeo Saturday night.

Tickets are $14 for adults at the door. Presale tickets are $10 sold at any Premiere Bank Location and Jack’s Western Wear. Kids tickets are $10. Attendance is free for ages 5 and under.

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