“Cavalcade of Bands”, the premier competitive event for high school marching bands of the Pacific Northwest, will be held on Saturday, October 6, 2012 from 8:30 AM to 10:00 PM at Edgar Brown Memorial Stadium in Pasco, WA. This is an all day family event, with Preliminary competition beginning at 8:45 AM.

The Instrumental Music Boosters from Kennewick and Pasco High Schools are honored to be hosting this event for the 31st year. The competition will be fierce as over 2500 performing students from 24 high school band ensembles from Washington, Idaho and Oregon vie for the title of “2012 Sweepstakes” winner. The top 12 bands will advance to Finals competition beginning at 6:15 pm, with a Final Awards ceremony at 9:00 pm.
Come watch the region’s finest marching bands compete including A.C. Davis, Capital, Central Valley, Century, Cheney, Chiawana, Clarkston, Eisenhower, Hanford, Hermiston, Kamiakin, Mead, Mt. Spokane, Naches, Nampa, Payette, Richland, Royal, Southridge, University, Wenatchee, and West Valley High Schools. Our host bands will give exhibition performances, Kennewick at 9:45 AM and Pasco at 11:45 AM. Each group will compete for distinction in multiple categories including Music, Marching, Percussion, Visual, and Drum Major awards.
Cavalcade of Bands is a day of visual and musical pageantry, as Auxiliary Guard members with their colorful costumes and flags join the talented student musicians in presenting outstanding displays of performance excellence. Shows are based on music by contemporary as well as classical composers, with customized arrangements and drill formations created specifically for the 2012 season.

Day of show tickets will be available at the Edgar Brown Stadium box office the day of the event. Admission is $14 for adults, $10 for students/seniors – children five and younger are admitted free.
For more information, please visit www.cavalcadeofbandswa.com.