Southeastern Washington
CAVALCADE OF BANDS
PO Box 4015, Pasco WA 99302          Toll Free Phone/Fax:  800-673-1137          cavalcade.of.bands@hotmail.com

Director Information

Welcome band directors!

Celebrating 34 years of music and pageantry excellence, the Kennewick and Pasco High School Band and Instrumental Music Boosters would like to invite your band to participate in the 34th Annual Southeastern Washington Cavalcade of Bands Marching Band Competition to be held at Neil F. Lampson Stadium in Kennewick, Washington, on Saturday, October 3, 2015.

Twenty six bands will be accepted for this year’s competition. We will accept applications until the field of competition is completed. Your application should be sent as soon as possible, as the bands will be accepted on a first come basis. If you have to wait on confirmation of funding, please go ahead and send your application as we can always cancel your application if you find that you cannot attend.

 

Special note to the directors from the directors, please read!

Application Deadline:

Your $250 fee and application form will be due by June 1. Applications received after June 1 will have a fee of $300.00. If you are not able to send the fee with your application, please indicate on your application. If we do not receive your fee prior to event day, your band will be allowed to perform, but they will not be adjudicated.

The competition will include the following divisions (enrollment is based on 9th thru 12th grade):

AA DIVISION
Enrollment up to 999

AAA-SMALL BAND DIVISION
Enrollment of 1000+, with a band size of up to 79 members (including auxiliaries)

AAA-LARGE BAND DIVISION

Enrollment of 1000+, with a band size of 80 to 99 members (including auxiliaries)

AAA-OPEN BAND DIVISION
Enrollment of 1000+, with a band size of 100 and up members (including auxiliaries)

NOTE: you must compete in the division which you are assigned. There will be no changing of division up or down, after September 1.

Housing:

Due to changes in district policies and requirements Cavalcade of Bands will no longer be responsible for coordinating housing and/or rehearsal sites for competing bands.  Below is the contact name and info for the district personnel responsible for housing and rehearsal space for Kennewick and Pasco.  They will guide you through the process in obtaining the sites you need.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have questions regarding this show, the application procedure, or other questions pertaining to Cavalcade of Bands. I can be reached at (800) 673-1137 or via e-mail at cavalcade.of.bands@hotmail.com.

Competition director contact info:
Dillon Miller, Kennewick (509) 222-5669 or dillon.miller@ksd.org
Heidi Hanes, Pasco (509) 547-5581, Ext. 3703 or
hhanes@psd1.org

We hope to see you at this year’s competition!

Maria Allan
Corresponding Secretary

Required Forms

  • Application Form
    1st 26 bands accepted, due no later than September 1
    Each band is required to complete the application form.  We do ask for group size and enrollment numbers; if you don't know the information, just give us your best guess.  We will contact you around September 1 to update your info if it has changed.
    • NOTE: We have had some difficulty with a few people whose computer systems do not work well with e-mailing the form.  If you have not received an acknowledgment e-mail within a week of submitting, please send via FAX or snail mail.
  • Program Text and Picture
    Due September 1
    This very important information helps you acknowledge those people who help make your program run.  Students, family and friends love seeing their favorite band's information in the souvenir program.  You can tell us to use your Cavalcade picture from last year or send us a real picture via snail mail or a good quality .jpeg file to our e-mail.

  • Pre-Show Ticket Order Form
    Due September 20
    As a courtesy we have extended preshow ticket prices to our visiting groups, boosters and their families.  We realize you may not be able to make it to one of our local outlets so you can download this form, complete it and send it with your payment and we will gladly send your tickets or hold them at the 'will call' window to pick up on the day of the show.
    • You can also purchase tickets using PayPal, see Patron Page for information.

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