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Baker University 1A-5A Marching Festival

Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013 | Liston Stadium

Baker University and the Baker University Bands will host the 15th annual Baker University 1A-5A Marching Festival at Liston Stadium on the Baker University campus.

Bands, color guards and drum lines may participate for ratings or only for comments in this KSHSAA- and MSHSAA-approved event. Audio comments of each judge, a performance DVD and an award plaque will be presented to each band, drum line and color guard entrant. A Grand Champion trophy will be awarded to the highest-scoring band of the festival.

The festival will run on a 15-minute schedule. Bands, color guard units and drum lines will be accepted and scheduled based on earliest postmark and paid entry fees until all time slots are filled. 

Midwest Marching Website

Entry Forms

docBand | docColor Guard | docDrum Line

Directions to Baker University

Please Note: US-56 will be closed between US-59 and Baldwin City until mid-October because of road construction. If necessary, please use these detours.

Use Google Maps for directions to this event.


Ray James, Director of Bands, Baker University

785.594.4579 | This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Admission Price


Performance Schedule

  • Afternoon session | 1 – 5 p.m.
    • Awards ceremony | approximately 6 p.m.
  • Evening session |  6 – approximately 9:30 p.m.
    • Awards ceremony | approximately 9:30 p.m.

Judging Panel

Sid Showalter – Former director of bands, Hutchinson High School, Hutchinson, Kan.

Jan Verboom – Director of bands, Valley Center High School, Wichita, Kan.

Eric Stambaugh – Director of bands, Buhler High School, Buhler, Kan.

Jerry Stone – Former director of Bands at Maize High School, Maize, Kan.