Band and Majorette Festival in Kanawha County is back

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UPDATE: The grand champion band for 2021 is the George Washington High School Marching band followed by Nitro as runner up and Herbert Hoover in third place.

Herbert Hoover HS Marching Band

Miss Kanawha Majorette winner for 2021 is Anna Payne from George Washington High School.

Fans returned to Laidley Field after the 2020 festival was cancelled doe to COVID-19

Several band members from different schools said they were thrilled to have the chance to play for their home-county audience and to get to know members from other Kanawha County schools.

South Charleston HS Marching Band

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — The Gazette-Mail Kanawha County Majorette & Band Festival is back for its 74th year after being canceled last year due to COVID-19.

The annual event features high school bands from around the county. This year’s festival is set to take place at 6:30 p.m. tonight, Tuesday, Sept 28 at Laidley Field in Charleston.

Bands from all eight public high schools in Kanawha County will perform in the Charleston tradition, with the Marshall University Marching Thunder as the special guest performance.

Tickets are $8 at the gate.

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