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Marching Band Festival

The Appalachian Marching Band Festival is a long-lived tradition of the Rho Tau Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. This event takes place in October of each year, and is an educational service to all the marching band programs around the area. On average, anywhere from 15-20 bands from North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and the entire southeast region participate in the festival.

The Festival provides:

  • An unparalleled performance venue with the newly renovated Kidd Brewer Stadium in beautiful Boone, NC
  • A panel of extremely qualified adjudicators
  • An experience that your students will keep with them for years to come as they think back to the most memorable performances of their high school career

The gates for this years festival will open at 11AM, and the awards ceremony will begin at 8:45PM on the afternoon of October 25, 2014.

Schedule of the Day

  • 11:20: Southern Vance High School
  • 11:40: Wilkes Central High School
  • 12:00: Forbush High School
  • 12:20: South Davidson High School
  • 12:40: Harnett Central High School
  • 1:00: Robert B. Glenn High School
  • 1:20: Maiden High School
  • 1:40: BREAK
  • 1:55: Avery County High School
  • 2:15: Fuquay-Varina High School
  • 2:35: Union County High School
  • 2:55: Marvin Ridge High School
  • 3:15: Morehead High School
  • 3:35: BREAK
  • 3:50: Abingdon High School
  • 4:10: R.L. Patton High School
  • 4:30: Draughn High School
  • 4:50: Heritage High School
  • 5:10: DINNER BREAK
  • 6:00: Ledford High School
  • 6:20: Gaffney High School
  • 6:55: North Buncombe High School
  • 7:15: McDowell High School
  • 7:35: Bearden High School
  • 7:55: East Davidson High School
  • 8:15: Appalachian State University (EXHIBITION)
  • 8:45: Awards Ceremony

2014 Ticket Prices

  • General Public (Age 12+) - $10
  • Students (with valid student ID ONLY) - $5
  • Senior Citizens (65+) and children (5-12) - $5
  • Active Duty Military (with valid ID ONLY) - $5
  • Children under 5 - Free

Contact Information 

Please feel free to contact any of the above about any questions you might have. Please allow 24-48 hours for a response.