2021 Cavalcade of Bands

October 2, 2021

Lampson Stadium

Kennewick, Washington

The Southeastern Washington Cavalcade of Bands, proudly hosted by the Kennewick High School Instrumental Boosters, has has provided an entertaining and educational show for 30+ years. This competition is an all day event with bands performing in 15 minute intervals with breaks in the morning, lunch, afternoon and for dinner.


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

  • A - Enrollment up to 999

  • AA-Enrollment of 1000 with a band size of up to 79 band members (including auxiliaries)

  • AAA-Enrollment of 1000 with a band size of 80 to 99 band members (including auxiliaries)

  • OPEN -Enrollment of 1000 with a band size of 100 and up band members (including auxiliaries)

Participating Bands


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.

2021 Judges



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).

Show Highlights:

  • On-site affordable concessions

  • Show apparel sales . . hats, sweatshirts, t-shirts, jackets, etc.

  • On-site instrument repair by Ted Brown Music