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High Plains Marching Festival

Monday October 22, 2018

Lewis Field Stadium

Admission at the door: $5 General Admission, $3 students and seniors. Group rate available for observers. 

The concession stand at Lewis Field will be open during the festival.

With marching bands ranging from 20 to 200 members, the High Plains Marching Festival is a wonderful opportunity for area high school marching bands to showcase their hard work. This year's festival will take place on the morning and afternoon of Monday, October 22, 2018 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 positive and encouraging festival experience. 

To enter as participants or observers, complete the application below and send entry fees by Sept. 30th.

High Plains Marching Festival Application

Bands will be adjudicated by: one music judge, one marching judge, one percussion judge, and one auxiliary/general effect judge. All bands will receive a plaque noting their final overall rating. Bands wishing to perform for judges' comments only are always welcome. All bands participating on the field will be recognized in the awards ceremony at the end of the festival. All judges will be requested to provide both written and recorded comments for each band.

NOTE: Bands will be scheduled by size, but we will also do our best to honor special scheduling requests submitted in advance. 

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

Dr. Peter Lillpopp
FHSU Department of Music & Theatre
600 Park Street
Hays, KS 67601

Questions? Please contact Dr. Peter Lillpopp or call (785-628-5353).

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