30 Marching Bands to Compete in Everett, WA This Saturday
30 marching bands from all over the Pacific Northwest will compete Saturday at Everett Memorial Stadium
On Saturday 30 marching bands from around the Pacific Northwest will compete in Everett at the 25th Puget Sound Festival of Bands
. Presented by the Cascade High School Band and Color Guard Boosters and sponsored by Moloney + O’Neill
, this annual event brings bands and color guards from schools of all different sizes to Everett Memorial Stadium for music and marching. The event runs throughout the day with preliminaries from 8:00am – 5:00pm with the final performances set for 6:00pm. There are four different classes of groups. Those with 60 members or less, 61 – 80 members, 81 – 100 members and 110+ members. At the conclusion of the preliminary competition an awards ceremony will be held in which trophies will be presented to the top three bands in each division. Preliminary competition caption award plaques for each division will also be presented during this time. Depending on the number of bands competing, the top 12 or 15 will return for finals where they will compete against each other.
Tickets are available at the gate on the day of the show:
•$40 Family Pack ◦2 adult and 2 youth tickets
◦additional youth tickets are $5 each
•$15 Adult all-day
•$10 Adult finals only
•$9 Senior, Military, College Students w/I.D.
•$7 youth 6-18
•Free children 5 & under
Organizers say since the first competition back in 1988 at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Snohomish, the purpose of the Festival has been to showcase the musical talents of students in our high school programs throughout the Pacific Northwest and to gain community awareness and support for the music programs in our schools. The event goes on rain or shine and provides a nice boost to Everett’s economy. Last year’s event was won by Kamiak High School out of Mukilteo. Click here for driving directions and parking information.