Welcome to the Harvest Marching Band Festival!

Welcome to the 2012
Harvest Marching Band Festival


The Twelvth Annual Harvest Marching Band Festival!

Saturday, October 20, 2012 at Zaepfel Stadium in Yakima, Washington!!

Bands of Excellence!

Congratulations to all of our bands for their excellent and exciting performances. Special notes to:
  • Hanford High School
    The Sweepstakes Winner!

  • Cascade High School
    First Place - AAA Schools/Large Bands

  • Wenatchee High School
    First Place - AAA Schools/Small Bands

  • Naches Valley High School
    First Place - AA Schools

  • Sultan High School
    First Place - A Schools

  • See all of the results on the Final Awards page.

Group Photographs of the Bands are available!

See our Photography Page for details.

Media Coverage

Yakima Herald Repulic

Marching Bands Converge on Yakima

KEPR Action News Report

Harvest is pleased to support the Crimsons Guard and Dance; an independent winterguard based out of Central Washington University. This performance group is opening up their membership to high school members in the Yakima area and surrounding communities. They compete in several competitions during the winter/spring season. The group is also available on Facebook.

The purposes of the Harvest Marching Band Festival include:
  • To showcase the finest High School Marching Bands in the Northwest
  • To provide Bands and Band Directors with the highest quality judging and performance feedback
  • To provide the citizens of Central Washington an opportunity to see the best of today's youth perform at the highest levels
  • To provide the city of Yakima with an economic stimulus
  • To support the Band programs of both Davis and Eisenhower High Schools
A few of the features that make the Harvest Band Festival special for Marching Bands:
  • Lined and Lighted Practice Fields.
  • Music General Effect, Marching General Effect and Auxiliary judges use video cameras to record comments with visual references.
  • Results announced within ten minutes (five minutes in 2006-2010!!) of the completion of preliminary competition.
  • Outstanding Trophies!
  • Judging Review Sheets after Preliminaries and Finals that include the score sub-sections of each of the eight judging categories.
  • Drum Majors judged by specialist, not by a judge of another category doing "double-duty"
  • Sunshine Guaranteed! (OK, OK - probable. But we can hope can't we?)
  • For the record, it has never rained during Harvest competitionl!

Show your support for music in our schools with the Music Matters license project!

Sign Up for a Music Matters license plate!

Many of you know that the Music Matters license plate project has been passed by the Legislature and signed into law. The license has an additional cost but the majority of that fee can be donated to your local school music program.

DONATING YOUR LICENSE’S PROCEEDS to the school music department of your choice is also easy. Purchase the plates either online at the DOL website or at any authorized outlet. Once you receive the green registration showing you have completed the purchase, make a copy of it and then follow these three simple steps:

1. Write your e-mail address on the copy of the form.

2. Write the school name and city on the copy of the form.

3. Mail, fax or e-mail the copy of the form to:

WMEA-Music Matters
19707 64th Ave W, Suite 101
Lynnwood, WA 98036
FAX: 425-776-1795
E-mail: musicmatters@wmea.org

Do you still have questions? Download a copy of the FAQ's and you should find your answer. OR call the WMEA office at 425-712-WMEA.


PS: We support the Music Matters program here at Harvest. Here's mine!
An Example

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