Welcome to the Harvest Marching Band Festival!

Welcome to the
Harvest Marching Band Festival


Congratulations to all of the "Bands of Excellence" who gave outstanding performances at the 16th Annual Harvest Marching Band Festival!

Festival Notes

Some things we noticed that we find interesting about this year's festival:
First a Student and then the Director
(The Circle of Band Life?)
The Weather
In 2008 the Centennial High School Marching Band from Meridian School District in Idaho participated in Harvest and won 3rd Place in the AAA-S division.

In 2016, one of the band's members in 2008 brought the band back to Harvest as its Band Director! And Centennial High School was in the finals again!

Nicely done Brittany!
Brittany Brings, Band Director
Centennial Marching Band and Colorguard
West Ada School District - Boise, ID

The weather results for 2016 at Harvest were:
Preliminary Competition had light rain and no wind

Finals Competition had no rain or wind

Now we have always boasted how it never rains at Harvest during competition. Thanks to the leftovers of Typhoon Songda we'll have to change it to:
It never rains at Harvest during Finals.

Still, the weather here was hardly the "storm of the century" as predicted.

Award WinnersBy the Numbers
Sweepsstakes Trophy:
Central Valley High School

First Place AAA - Large Bands
West Valley High School (Yakima)

First Place AAA - Small Bands
Wenatchee High School

First Place A - Bands
Naches Valley High School

See Final Awards for all of the awards.

Nineteen bands participated in the festival with three additional bands being unable to be here due to the weather on the west side of the state.

Two announcers, Nolan Porter and Dewey Boynton, kept the crowd informed and entertained all day.

One band, Central Valley High School (Spokane), won the Sweepstakes trophy in their first visit to Harvest.

One band, although all 16 criteria scores from the judges were different, earned exactly 88.435 in both Preliminary and Finals competition. That's our #1 numerical oddity for 2016!

A big "Thank You" to Host Band Directors Brian Beck (Davis), David Walter (Ike) and Davis/Ike students, band parents and community members for all of their hard work to make Harvest an outstanding success! We all appreciate you!

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