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Auburn's Veterans Day Observance Proud to Host State's Largest Marching Band Competition for 29th Year

Marching Band - Veterans DayOver 36 of the finest high school marching bands from Washington and Oregon will compete in Auburn High School’s 29th annual Veterans Day Marching Band Competition on Saturday, November 7 from 1-10 p.m. at Auburn Memorial Stadium, 700 4th St. NE. Among those competing will come from as far away as Central Valley, Spokane, Clarkston, Kennewick, Yakima, Wenatchee, Ferndale, Bellingham, Montesano, Mukilteo, Bellevue, Everett, Silverdale, Bainbridge, Wash. and Astoria, Aloha and Grants Pass, Ore.

The Auburn Veterans Day Marching Band Competition is the largest and most prestigious marching band competition Washington state. Marching band enthusiasts and directors often refer to Auburn’s Competition as a championship-level event where the best-of-the-best compete for top honors to cap off their marching band season.

Of the 36 bands, 33 will appear in Auburn’s 50th annual Veterans Day Parade beginning at 11 a.m. along Main Street, which constitutes preliminary marching competition. The mile-long parade is one of the largest veteran observances of its kind in the United States.

The Veterans’ Day Marching Band Competition is hosted by the Auburn High School Band and Choir Parents. Auburn’s Show features the best in high school marching band music, precision (marching) and drill (formation) performances.

Auburn’s Mayor Nancy Backus along with Dr. Alan Spicciati, Superintendent of the Auburn School District and Richard Zimmerman, Principal at Auburn High School will present the trophies following a full Band Retreat on Auburn’s Troy Field at 9:45 p.m. Please join us as we honor our American Veterans and celebrate some of the finest high school musicians in their final performance of the marching band season.

Ticket prices for all day admission are: Adults $15, Students (6-18yrs) $12, Senior Citizens (62+) $12 and Military with ID $12. Proceeds from the field show competition benefit the band and choir programs at Auburn High School. Gates open at 12:30 p.m. with the first performance starting at 1 p.m. Auburn’s Choir Parents will provide full service concessions to satisfy your hunger needs during the competition.  Handicap parking and seating is available in Auburn Memorial Stadium’s fully covered grandstand bleachers. This is a rain or shine event.

For further information, contact Sue Hoffman, Veterans’ Day Director at hoffmansueann@hotmail.com or visit Auburn High School’s Veterans Day Marching Band Competition websitelinks to external site.

For more information on Auburn’s 50th annual Veterans’ Day Parade & Observance go to the City’s official website, www.auburnwa.gov/vetsday.