It's a beautiful weekend for a band show!

Nothing but sunny skies and warm temps forecast for Champ shows

No Nor'easters, hurricanes, pestilence or even frogs — the forecast calls for weather to be practically balmy for November — just in time for the USBands Championship shows!

YEA! CEO George Hopkins even promises to chuck his parka in celebration. "For all of you who received snow, (we had nothing in Allentown) I assure you this is a test — 68 degrees is coming Sunday. I am actually going to judge Met Life in my shorts and summer beach shirt!"

Forecasters concur, promising "a warming trend" for the Northeast this weekend. According to, "As the warm air approaches on Saturday, rain may develop north of a warm front that will extend from Michigan to New York-Pennsylvania. However, the warm front should continue north past the Canadian border by the end of the weekend."

It should actually feel more like September than November for Championships week. So with New Jersey State Championships and the USBands National Championships beginning in less than 48 hours, it's looking to be championship-quality weather and great times for all.

"We did it! We made it! Here it comes. So throw a snowball at a tree and settle in for a fabulous weekend," Hopkins suggests.

Here are the schedules:

Open National Championships
A National Championships
NJ States: Washington Township HS
NJ States: Edison HS
NJ States: Piscataway HS

Stick around before and after your band performs and volunteer a four-hour shift. Read how you can help.

Can't make it this weekend? You can still celebrate with souvenir apparel or a DVD!

Weather this weekend:

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