WINFIELD — The Salvation Army Red Kettle kickoff event for the 2016 holiday season will be Nov. 5 at the Winfield Fairgrounds.

From 6 to 9 p.m., the fairgrounds will be the epicenter of a Battle of the Bands.

High school students will compete with their musical talent. Those in attendance will vote on the best band performance.

There also will be concessions available, the proceeds from which will go toward helping families who are in need in Cowley County.

In addition, raffle tickets to win prizes will be available for purchase.

The Salvation Army angel tree also will be on site, with “angels” who are ready to be adopted.

Santa will make an appearance at the event and people can sign up to ring bells for the Salvation Army this winter.