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2019 Kansas Bandmasters Marching Festival
October 19 @ 6:00 am - 11:30 pm$10
Kansas Bandmasters Association – SM West Pride Band has our first performance at 9:30 AM!
Schedule from Mr. Thomas:
Saturday: KBA Marching Festival – STRANGE schedule. Not my desire, but due to a packed performance schedule (28 bands), we must leave the campus at noon (fire marshal’s declaration), then if we are in finals, we will drive back. Please eat breakfast prior to arrival in the morning. You can eat lunch when we arrive back in KC. Similarly, if we make it into finals, please eat before arrival back at West to return.
6:15a – Call time – come in T-shirt, shorts, socks, marching shoes etc.
Change into uniform, upon arrival at school.
6:45 Bus departs West
8:00 Bus arrives at Topeka Washburn University
9:30 Preliminary performance
9:50 Change into street clothes to watch other bands
Buses will depart at 10:00 to park off-campus
12:00p Depart Topeka to return to West
1:15 Uniforms hung up, Students dismissed
Keep eye on Kansasbandmasters.com website to see if we stay in top 12 to get to return for Finals.
4:30 EVERYONE returns to West to reload buses w/ uniforms and return to Topeka for finals
Unload equipment trucks and go home
6:00 Arrive back at Topeka Washburn Univ. prepare to Warm-up
7:30 Finals begin
Performance time?????? (this will be announced at 5:30p)
10:15 Finals Awards Ceremony
10:45 Depart Topeka
12:00a Arrive back at West/Unload/Go home and sleep
Marching Band Championship
Oct. 19, 2019
Adults – $10
Children (6-10): $5
Children (5 & under): Free
From Kansas Band News:
The schedule for the KBA Marching Competition has been released!
Step-off Band (Class)
8:00 AM Bishop Carroll Screamin’ Eagles (Gold)
8:15 AM McLouth High School Marching Band(Gold)
8:30 AM Wichita East Marching Blue Aces (Gold)
8:45 AM De Soto High School Marching Wildcats (Blue)
9:00 AM Olathe Northwest Raven Pride (Blue)
9:15 AM Blue Valley Southwest High School Band (White)
9:30 AM Shawnee Mission West Marching Band (White)
10:00 AM Free State High School Band (White)
10:15 AM GCHS Marching Stampede (Blue)
10:30 AM “The Pride of Southwest Kansas” (Blue)
10:45 AM EHS Band (Gold)
11:00 AM Shawnee Mission North Marching Indians (White)
11:15 AM Eisenhower Instrumental Music Boosters (Gold)
11:30 AM Goddard Instrumental Music Booster – GIMB (Gold)
11:45 AM Seaman High School Bands (Blue)
1:15 PM BV Tiger Band (White)
1:30 PM Derby High School Bands (Blue)
1:45 PM WRHS Band fan club – public page. (Blue)
2:00 PM Maize South High School Bands (Gold)
2:15 PM BVN Band (White)
2:30 PM Valley Center High School Band (White)
2:45 PM OSHS Band Boosters (White)
3:15 PM Lawrence HS Marching Lions (Blue)
3:30 PM Topeka West Charger Band (White)
3:45 PM Olathe North Bands (Gold)
4:00 PM Olathe East Bands (Blue)
4:15 PM Buhler High School Bands (Blue)
4:30 PM Blue Valley West Band Boosters (Gold)
The Finals Competition begins at 7:30 PM and features the 12 highest scoring bands in Prelims.
Best of luck to all 28 bands performing!