The Lawrence School at Lovedale near here is gearing up for a major competition among the bands of a number of public schools in the country.

According to Sangita Chima, Headmistress of the Lawrence School, the event called the All India IPSC Band Competition would be conducted at Lovedale on November 29 from 9.30 a.m.

Public schools from various parts of the country would be competing for the coveted IPSC trophy.

Among them would be the Birla Balika Vidyapeeth, Pilani; Birla Public School, Pilani; BRCM Public School, Bahal (Haryana); Rashtriya Military School, Bangalore; Sainik School, Nainital; Sainik School, Rewa; and the Lawrence School, Lovedale, she added.