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High Plains Marching Festival



High Plains Marching Festival 

October 26th, 2015
Lewis Field Stadium

Admission at the door: $5 General Admission, $3 students and seniors.
 Group rate available for schools observing.
Contact Dr. Lane Weaver for details.


10:40 am Dighton High School
11:00 am Ellinwood High School
11:20 am Ellsworth High School
11:40 am Stanton County High School
12:00 pm Cimarron High School
12:40 pm Larned High School
1:00 pm Goodland High School
1:20 pm Concordia High School
1:40 pm Rock Creek High School
2:00 pm Hays High School
2:40 pm Ulysses High School
3:00 pm Nickerson High School
3:20 pm Junction City High School
3:40 pm Liberal High School
4:00 pm Fort Hays State University (exhibition)
4:15 pm Awards


Johannah Cox Musical Performance
Kyle Hopkins Musical Performance
Dr. Jeff Jordan Marching & Maneuvering
Darrell Cox General Effect
Dean Kranzler  Percussion
Brianna Day Auxiliary


With marching bands ranging from 20 to 200 the High Plains Marching Festival is a wonderful opportunity for area high school marching bands to showcase their season of hard work.  This year's festival promises to be another great event.  It will take place on the morning and afternoon of Monday, October 26, 2015 at Lewis Field Stadium on the beautiful FHSU campus.  Our ratings-based event is a particularly welcoming place for smaller and newer marching bands looking for a great festival experience.  We also enjoy hosting school groups of all ages who enjoy watching the performances from the stands.

To enter as participants or observers, please complete the application below and send entry fees by September 30, 2015.

2015 High Plains Marching Festival Application

The High Plains Marching Festival employs a six judge format. All bands will be adjudicated by: two music judges, one general effect judge, one marching judge, one percussion judge, and one auxiliary judge. Percussion and auxiliary ratings will not be used to compute the final rating; however, we will recognize outstanding performances in these areas. All bands participating on the field will be included in the awards ceremony at the end of the festival.

NOTE: All judges will be requested to provide both written and recorded comments for each band. Bands will be scheduled by size, but we will also do our best to honor special scheduling requests submitted in advance. General admission is $3 for all students with a student ID and $5 for adults. The concession stand at Lewis Field will be open during the festival.

Mail entry fees payable to FHSU Department of Music and Theatre to:

Dr. Lane Weaver
FHSU Department of Music & Theatre
600 Park Street
Hays, KS 67601

Questions?  Please contact Dr. Lane Weaver or call (785-628-5353).

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