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The 42nd Annual Cavalcade of Bands 



In December of 1981, four of the five local tri cities bands were preparing to go to the King Bowl Marching Band Festival in Seattle, which was the final competition for the year.  Rather than doing a final rehearsal, they all agreed to meet at Edgar Brown Stadium in Pasco to perform their shows for each other as well as parents and friends.


To their surprise, the stadium was nearly full on one side.  That evening, Randy and Jana Hubbs from Pasco High School and John Owen from Kennewick High School decided to move forward with the idea of jointly hosting a competitive marching band festival.


An executive board was created from members of both instrumental music booster clubs and the first Cavalcade of Bands was held on October 9th, 1982 at Edgar Brown Memorial Stadium in Pasco with 12 Bands in attendance.


In October 1997, Cavalcade was held in the Neil F. Lampson Stadium in Kennewick, while Edgar Brown went through a major renovation.  From that point until more recently, the event was held on alternate fields between the two schools.


In 2021 Kennewick High School Instrumental Music Program became the sole host for Cavalcade with every year going forward taking place at Lampson Stadium. The student experience at Cavalcade is what has kept this the longest marching band competition in the North West and we are grateful to continue to keep it going for more generations to come.

Contact Info:

P.O. Box 5651

Kennewick, WA 99336

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