New Ulm Cathedral High School is hosting the regional Minnesota Large Group Band and Choir Festival today (WED). Ten area schools will be competing throughout the day. Each group performs before three judges and is rated on their performance. This is the final level in a state competition. The competition runs from 9:30am to 3pm, and is open to the public. The doors are closed five minutes prior to each performance to ensure a quiet, distraction-free environment for all performers.