The Southeastern Washington Cavalcade of Bands, proudly hosted by the
Pasco High School and Kennewick High School Instrumental Boosters, has
over a quarter century of experience providing an entertaining and
educational show for those who participate as well as for those who
watch from the stands. This competition is an all day event with bands
performing in 15 minute intervals with breaks in the morning, lunch,
afternoon and for dinner.
1st Saturday in October
Preliminary Competition 8:30am - 4:30pm
Finals - start at 6pm
Odd Years - Neil F. Lampson Stadium - Kennewick, Washington
Even Years - Edgar Brown Memorial Stadium - Pasco, Washington
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 band members (including auxiliaries)
- AAA-LARGE BAND DIVISION
Enrollment of 1000+, with a band size of 80 to 99 band members (including auxiliaries)
- AAA-OPEN BAND DIVISION
Enrollment of 1000+, with a band size of 100 and up band members (including auxiliaries)
Bands scheduled for Preliminary Competition in 2016
AC Davis High School
Auburn High School
Capital High School
Central Valley High School
Century High School
Chiawana High School
Hanford High School
Hermiston High School
Kamiakin High School
Kennewick High School
Kiona-Benton High School
Pasco High School
Richland High School
Ridgevue High School
Southridge High School
University High School
Vallivue High School
Wenatchee High School
After preliminary competition there is an awards ceremony to give trophies to the top three bands and caption awards in each division. The top 12 bands, according to score, will be invited back for finals competition where the slate is wiped clean and bands compete for top honors and caption awards.
Caption Awards: Brass and Winds, Percussion, Auxiliary, General Effect, Marching and Drum Major (finals only).
Top music educators and professionals from the Northwest and the country make up the nine-judge panel adjudicating the competition in many categories such as marching individual, marching general effect, marching ensemble, music ensemble, music general effect, music individual, percussion, and auxiliary. Each band is given audio and written adjudication notes for prelim and finals performances. This is a very educational experience for your staff and students.
Judging in 2016
Rick Bassman - Visual Individual
Jimmy Fursman - Visual GE/Ensemble
Alan Keown - Percussion
Steve Kuske - Music GE
Ron Maier - Visual Ensemble/GE
Lewis Norfleet - Music Ensemble
Amy Sciuto-Hancock - Auxiliary
Dave Turnbull - Music Individual
- 26 to 28 talented high school marching bands from Montana, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.
- On-site affordable concessions
- Show apparel sales . . hats, sweatshirts, t-shirts, jackets, etc.
- On-site instrument repair by Ted Brown Music
This show is put together by dedicated band parents, students and professionals who have put in many hours to assure each show runs smoothly and is enjoyable to all.