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6th Annual WSU Marching Band Championships

In response to Covid19, WSU will not host 6th Annual WSU Marching Band Championships in 2020

A note from the WSU Directors of Bands

 

During this era of COVID-19, the only constant in music education has been the need for flexibility and understanding from teachers, students, parents, administrations, and everyone involved in music making. We cannot yet say what August will look like in our schools and music rooms, but we know that it will be quite a while before we ever return to anything we can consider normal. As your schools and programs are struggling to find the best way to serve your students and communities safely, so too are the faculty and administrators at Washington State University.

The opportunity to interact closely with instrumental teachers and students from all around the region is a highlight of each semester here at WSU and so it is with a very heavy heart that we must formally announce the cancellation of our Orchestra Festival, CMB Band Day, and WSU Marching Band Championships. We can see no scenario where we could host hundreds or thousands of students at our facilities while ensuring the safety of them, their teachers and families, and the WSU faculty involved. Although we will continue to explore virtual ways to work with you and your students, we look forward to continuing these great festivals in 2021.

Please continue to let us know how we can serve your programs, and keep us informed as to the different ways you’re able to teach music within the guidelines set forth by your schools and districts. During this difficult time, we would love to be able to share best practices with other educators as well as our future music teachers currently studying.

We wish you, your families, and your students a healthy summer and safe return to school.

Sincerely,

Dr. Danh Pham, Orchestra Conductor and Director of Bands
Dr. Troy Bennefield, Associate Director of Bands and Director of Athletic Bands

Past Contests

The 5th Annual WSU Marching Band Championships were held in beautiful Martin Stadium on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26th, 2019

Congrats to all that competed, and a special congratulations to Chiawana High School for winning 1st OVERALL

 

2019 Schedule2019 FINALS RECAP
All questions about this event can be sent to troy.bennefield@wsu.edu
We hope to see you in Pullman next year for a great educational and competitive day!

 

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For information, contact troy.bennefield@wsu.edu.

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