CHARLESTON, W.Va. – On Saturday, Oct. 24, 35 high school marching bands from across the state will compete in Charleston at the University of Charleston Stadium at Laidley Field for the 4th annual West Virginia Marching Band Invitational.
The West Virginia Marching Band Invitational is sponsored by the West Virginia Division of Culture and History (WVDCH) in participation with the VH1 Save The Music Foundation, the Higher Education Policy Commission and the West Virginia Department of Education and The Arts. The Marching Band Invitational helps to promote, encourage and celebrate arts education throughout West Virginia.
The day’s activities begin at 10:30 a.m. with the Hurricane Middle School Band’s performance of “The Star Spangled Banner” and Sissonville High School’s JROTC posting of the colors. The competition begins at 10:45 a.m. and will continue throughout the day.
Bands will be judged on general effect, marching and maneuvering, music, music effect, percussion, drum major, color guard, majorettes and feature twirler.
Tickets are $7 for adults and children 12 years of age and older; $5 for children under 12 years of age. Programs will be sold for $4.
A complete performance schedule is attached.
10:30 a.m. Hurricane Middle School Band and Sissonville High School JROTC
10:45 a.m. Wirt County High School (1A)
11 a.m. St. Marys High School (2A)
11:15 a.m. Lincoln County High School (1AAA)
11:30 a.m. Calhoun County Middle/High School (1A)
11:45 a.m. Fayetteville High School (2A)
Noon Poca High School (1AA)
12:15 p.m. Pikeview High School (2AA)
12:30 p.m. St. Albans High School (2AAA)
12:45 p.m. LUNCH
1:30 p.m. Lewis County High School (1AAA)
1:45 p.m. Buffalo High School (1A)
2 p.m. Tyler Consolidated High School (2A)
2:15 p.m. Sissonville High School, (1AA)
2:30 p.m. Chapmanville Regional High School (1AA)
2:45 p.m. Doddridge County High School (2A)
3 p.m. Martinsburg High School (3AAA)
3:15 p.m. Percussion Exhibition
3:30 p.m. Paden City High School (1A)
3:45 p.m. Ritchie County High School (1AA)
4:15 p.m. Webster County High School (2AA)
4:30 p.m. Oak Hill High School (1AAA)
4:45 p.m. Buckhannon-Upshur High School (2AAA)
5 p.m. Shady Spring High School (1AAA)
5:15 p.m. Majorette Competition
5:45 p.m. Wahama Junior/Senior High School (1A)
6 p.m. Magnolia High School (2A)
6:30 p.m. Philip Barbour High School (2AA)
7 p.m. Hurricane High School (3AAA)
7:30 p.m. Richwood High School (2A)
8:15 p.m. Greenbrier East High School (3AAA)
8:30 p.m. Ripley High School (2AAA)
8:45 p.m. Cabell Midland High School (3AAA)
9 p.m. Awards