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The High Plains Marching Festival is a wonderful opportunity for high school marching bands to showcase the hard work they have put in all season. We feature a wide variety of band sizes and school classifications. The event is especially valuable for new marching bands looking for a great first festival experience.
Every year we also enjoy hosting high schools and middle schools who come to
observe the festival.This year's festival promises to be another great event. It will take place on Monday, October 28, 2013*, at Lewis Field Stadium at FHSU. To enter as participants or observers, please complete the application available below.
2013 High Plains Marching Festival Application
The High Plains Marching Festival will use 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. The 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. Judges for 2013 are Craig Miller, Sid Showalter, Bill McMosley, Jeff Jordan, Dean Kranzler, and Brianna Day.
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. The entry fee will be also be due by September 30, 2013, unless other arrangements are made with Lane Weaver. General admission is $3 for all students with a student ID $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 WeaverFHSU Department of Music & Theatre600 Park StreetHays, KS 67601
High Plains Marching Festival Performance ScheduleStanton County High School - 10:40amScott City High School - 11:00amCimarron High School - 11:20amGoodland High School - 11:40amHays High School - 12:00noon BREAKNickerson High School -12:35pmLarned High School - 12:55pmConcordia High School - 1:15pmChapman High School - 1:35pmDighton High School - 1:55pm BREAKGoddard High School - 2:30pmEisenhower High School - 2:50pmLiberal High School - 3:10pmManhattan High School - 3:30pmFHSU Exhibition performance at 3:50pmAwards at 4:05pm
Questions? Please contact Dr. Lane Weaver or call (785-628-5353).