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6th Annual WSU Marching Band Championships

The Annual WSU Marching Band Championships are BACK!

We will hold the 6th Annual WSU Marching Band Championships on October 30th, 2021 in beautiful Martin Stadium!

With some logistical difficulties still facing us regarding the reestablishment of in-person instruction and hosting an event of this magnitude, we have made some changes to the format:


  1. We will be limiting the size to 10 bands. Registration will be filled in the order we receive checks.
  2. As many of you have no idea what your fall will look like, or your finances, we will not open registration until July 1. Anything postmarked before then will not be considered. We want to be as fair as possible to everyone no matter their current situation. It would be awesome to hear if you’re hoping to come ahead of time so I can prepare, but you do you.
  3. For several reasons, both COVID and non-COVID related, we will only be using TWO warm-up areas this year instead of three. These are the two areas adjacent to the stadium. Each group will have 50 minutes to warm-up in that area and then be at the gate. With fewer bands, we anticipate plenty of room near parking to do any visual warm-ups you might need since many of you definitely want more time than the 50 minutes.
  4. To accommodate a 50-minute warm-up, bands will have 25 minutes to enter the field, play, and exit the field. This should also eliminate any congestion in the tunnel…good for safety and logistics.

All other elements are the same. We’ll have preliminary performances arranged by classification, and then finals as open class. We’ll bring in top adjudicators in their captions. We’ll have student liaisons with you to help you navigate the day.

There will be many other issues to iron out as WSU continues to give us guidance, such as any limits on spectators, what you’ll do for lunch, etc., but we wanted to get this information out to all of you.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact me at!

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
We hope to see you in Pullman next year for a great educational and competitive day!


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