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2017 Festival Information

Time Schedule:

Date: October 21, 2017

Preliminary Competition: 8:15am to 4:00pm

Finals Competition: Starts at 5:00pm

The 2017 Preliminary Schedule and Judge Assignments are currently under revision and will be released shortly after the close of registration on October 2nd, 2017.

Show Info:

  • Up to 30 bands from the Western United States
  • On site concessions + Bake Sale
  • PSFOB show shirts, sweatshirts, hats and more for sale

Divisions:

A - 60 and under total marching members
AA - 61 to 80 total marching members
AAA - 81 to 100 marching members
Open - Over 100 marching members

2017 Participating Bands:

Thus far, the following bands have registered to perform at the 2017 Puget Sound Festival of Bands. They are listed in alphabetical order, not in the order of performance.

  • Astoria High School
  • Bainbridge High School Spartans
  • Bellingham High School
  • Black Hills Wolf Pack Marching Band
  • Century High School
  • Ferndale High School Marching Band
  • Kamiak Show Band
  • Kennewick Marching Band
  • Mead High School Marching Band and Color Guard
  • Oak Harbor High School Wildcat Show Band
  • Pasco High School Marching Band & Colorguard
  • Peninsula High School Seahawk Marching Band
  • Stanwood Spartan Marching Band
  • Sumner High School
  • Tahoma Field Show Ensamble
  • West Valley High School Eagle Marching Band

Awards:

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. A total of 12 bands will complete in finals competition. Each of the 1st Place winners in each class are selected for finals. The remaining finalists are selected based on their score, regardless of classification. The bands will perform in reverse score order.

Caption Awards: High Visual Effect, High Percussion, High Music, High General Effect, High Color Guard, Best Drum Major (finals only)

Adjudication:

This year's judges have been selected based upon their competence and integrity, and are recruited at the local, regional, and national levels. The judges will provide each band with a commentary on a digital voice recorder for preliminary and finals competition. Commentary will be of a constructive nature that will help reinforce the learning process.

Logistics:

The Cascade High School Band & Color Guard Boosters would like to thank all the individuals who help put together this show each year and their continued support. This help and support is what allows the festival to run smoothly.