Forty-five groups to participate in the West Virginia Marching Band Invitational | State and region

CHARLESTON – The 10th Annual West Virginia Bands Invitational Championship will feature 45 high school groups from across the state this Saturday at the University of Charleston Stadium, Laidley Field.

In 2017, the West Virginia State Legislature proclaimed the invitation “the official West Virginia State Marching Band Championship.”

“The West Virginia Marching Band Invitational is a great opportunity for us to celebrate the hard work and dedication of our wonderful marching band students,” Governor Jim Justice said. “It is always a pleasure to witness their talents and their joy in music and the arts.

“This invitation gives us the opportunity to showcase the musical talents of West Virginia students,” said Randall Reid-Smith, curator of the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History. “Over the past few years, the department has partnered with the Save The Music Foundation and generous donors to provide musical instruments to colleges statewide. Now these students are entering high school where they are helping to develop these marching bands. This invitation is a way for us to highlight this growing interest in music.

Since 2010, the partnership with Save The Music Foundation has awarded grants totaling $ 4,800,000 to 120 colleges in 55 counties of Mountain State.

The invitation includes the judging of the competitions for music, musical effect, general effect, march, percussion, drum major, color guard, majorettes and twirls. A Miss Majorette contest is also organized during the event.

A special drumline competition will also be featured as part of the competition. Preliminary tours will begin at 3 p.m. on the State Capitol complex and feature drums from 10 schools. A full schedule of fanfare and drumline competitions is listed below.

The invitation will begin at 8:55 a.m. and continue throughout the day, culminating with a rewards program that evening. Admission is $ 8 for ages 12 and over and $ 7 for ages 11 and under.

The Marching Band Invitational at Laidley Field schedule for area groups for the day is as follows:

8:55 a.m. NATIONAL ANTHEM – Barboursville Middle School and Milton Middle School

9:00 a.m. Buffalo High School

9:15 am Poca High School

9:30 a.m. Sissonville High School

9:45 a.m. Lincoln County High School

10 a.m. Logan High School

10:15 a.m. Chapmanville Regional High School

10:30 a.m. Ravenswood High School

10:45 a.m. Wirt County High School

11:00 a.m. Scott High School

11:15 a.m. Wyoming East High School

11:30 a.m. BREAK

11:45 am Wayne High School

12 p.m. Bluefield High School

12:15 pm Independence High School

12:30 p.m. Williamstown High School

12:45 p.m. Westside High School

1:00 p.m. Calhoun College / High School

1:15 p.m. LUNCH

1:45 p.m. Winfield High School

2:00 p.m. James Monroe High School

2:15 p.m. St. Marys High School

2:30 p.m. Wahama High School

2:45 p.m. South Charleston High School

3:00 p.m. Tug Valley High School

3:15 p.m. BREAK

3:30 p.m. Clay County High School

15:45 High school of the city of Paden

4:00 p.m. Saint Petersburg High School

4:15 p.m. Greenbrier High School West

4:30 p.m. Valley High School

4:45 p.m. Nitro High School

5:00 p.m. Pocahontas County High School


5:45 p.m. Hurricane High School

6 p.m. Greenbrier High School East

6.15 p.m. Parkersburg High School

6:30 p.m. Huntington High School

6:45 p.m. St. Albans High School

7:00 p.m. Woodrow Wilson High School

7:15 p.m. Robert C. Byrd High School

7:30 p.m. Oak Hill High School

7:45 p.m. BREAK

8:00 p.m. Tyler Consolidated High School

8:15 p.m. Lewis County High School

8:30 p.m. Spring Valley High School

8:45 p.m. Parkersburg South High School

9 p.m. Princeton High School

9:15 p.m. Philip Barbour High School

9:30 p.m. Richwood High School

9.45 p.m. Cabell Midland High School

10:00 p.m. Drum finals


Schedule for the Drumline Preliminary Competition at the State Capitol Complex:

3:00 p.m. Oak Hill High School

3:10 p.m. Williamstown High School

3:20 p.m. Parkersburg High School

3:30 p.m. BREAK

3:40 p.m. South Charleston High School

3:50 p.m. Princeton High School

4 p.m. Greenbrier High School East

4:10 p.m. BREAK

4:20 p.m. Parkersburg South High School

4:30 p.m. Morgantown High School

4:40 p.m. Cabell Midland High School

4:50 p.m. Philip Barbour High School

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