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COVID-19 affects 2020 fall marching band circuit and state championships


Majority of events now canceled, some still scheduled

Updated August 14, 2020

Uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and safety concerns for large gatherings of students and spectators have put the 2020 fall marching band season in question. Below is a schedule of major circuit and state championship events, along with the current status based on the latest published information about the events.

If you have updated information for this list, please send us an email with the information and a link to the website with complete details.

Check this page often as updates will be posted when additional cancellations are announced.
The fall 2020 marching band season is in question due to the coronavirus.

Which 2020 fall marching band events are still scheduled or canceled?

Illinois Marching Band Championships
October 10, 2020
University of Illinois
Champaign, Illinois
CANCELED (As of June 29, 2020)

Youth In Music Marching Band Championships
October 10, 2020
U.S. Bank Stadium
Minneapolis, Minnesota
A series of virtual events are being planned.
CANCELED (As of August 14, 2020)

Oklahoma Bandmasters Association State Marching Contest
October 10, 2020 (1A/2A/3A at Claremore H.S., Claremore, Oklahoma)
October 10, 2020 (4A at Sapulpa H.S., Sapulpa, Oklahoma)
October 24, 2020 (5A at Mustang H.S., Mustang, Oklahoma)
October 31, 2020 (6A1/6A2 at Broken Arrow H.S., Broken Arrow, Oklahoma)
CANCELED (As of July 20, 2020)

Iowa High School Music Association (IHSMA) State Marching Band Festival
October 10 and 17, 2020
Multiple locations, Iowa
CANCELED (As of July 17, 2020)

Illinois State Marching Band Championships
October 17, 2020
Illinois State University
Normal, Illinois
CANCELED (As of July 1, 2020)

Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) State Marching Band Championships
October 17, 2020
UW-Whitewater
Whitewater, Wisconsin
CANCELED (As of July 29, 2020)

Wyoming High School Activities Association (WHSAA) State Marching Band Festival
October 17, 2020
Casper Events Center
Casper, Wyoming
STILL SCHEDULED (As of spring 2020)

Kentucky Music Educators Association (KMEA) State Marching Band Championship
October 24, 2020
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky
CANCELED (As of July 15, 2020)

USBands Championships
October 24-November 15, 2020
More than a dozen championship events primarily in the Eastern U.S.
USBands will offer a virtual performance series in the fall and will potentially offer a competition series in the spring.
CANCELED (As of August 5, 2020)

Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) Scholastic Class State Finals
October 24, 2020
Location TBD, Indiana
CANCELED (As of July 16, 2020)

Kansas Bandmasters Association Marching Band Championship
October 24, 2020
University of Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas
CANCELED (As of July 21, 2020)

Maryland Marching Band Association (MMBA) State Championship
October 24, 2020
Towson University
Towson, Maryland
CANCELED (As of July 21, 2020)

Mississippi Bandmasters Association State Marching Championships
October 24, 2020 (6A at Northwest Rankin H.S., Flowood, Mississippi)
October 31, 2020 (1A/2A/5A at Pearl H.S., Pearl, Mississippi)
October 31, 2020 (3A/4A at Germantown H.S., Madison, Mississippi)
CANCELED (As of July 15, 2020)

Nebraska State Marching Contest
October 24, 2020
Two "festival" sites: Lincoln and Kearney, Nebraska
One "competition" site: Omaha, Nebraska
CANCELED (As of July 22, 2020)

Pennsylvania Interscholastic Marching Band Association (PIMBA) Championships
October 24, 2020
Gateway High School
Monroeville, Pennsylvania
CANCELED (As of July 28, 2020)

Zia Marching Band Fiesta
October 24, 2020
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico
CANCELED (As of July 1, 2020)

Colorado Bandmasters Association State Marching Band Championships
October 24, 2020 (4A/5A at U.S. Air Force Academy Falcon Stadium, Colorado Springs, Colorado)
October 26, 2020 (1A/2A/3A at Echo Park Automotive Stadium, Parker, Colorado)
ALL Colorado marching band events for the 2020 season are canceled.
CANCELED (As of July 7, 2020)

Utah Music Educators Association (UMEA) Red Rocks State Marching Band Championship
October 30, 2020
Dixie State University
St. George, Utah
STILL SCHEDULED (As of summer 2020)

Contest of Champions
October 31, 2020
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
CANCELED (As of July 22, 2020)

Lakeshore Marching Band Association (LMBA) Championships
October 31, 2020
Erie Veterans Stadium
Erie, Pennsylvania
CANCELED (As of July 16, 2020)

Maine Band Director's Association (MBDA) Finals
October 31, 2020
Sanford H.S.
Sanford, Maine
CANCELED (As of July 28, 2020)

Northwest Association for Performing Arts (NWAPA) Championships
October 31, 2020
OSU Reser Stadium
Corvallis, Oregon
CANCELED (As of July 3, 2020)

South Carolina Band Directors Association (SCBDA) State Championships
October 31, 2020 (1A/3A at Batesburg-Leesville High School, Batesburg-Leesville, South Carolina)
October 31, 2020 (2A/4A at Spring Valley High School, Columbia, South Carolina)
November 7, 2020 (5A at Irmo High School, Columbia, South Carolina)
CANCELED (As of July 17, 2020)

Tennessee Division I State Marching Band Championship
October 31, 2020
Stewarts Creek High School
Smyrna, Tennessee
CANCELED (As of July 22, 2020)

Tournament of Bands (TOB) Atlantic Coast Championships
October 31, 2020 (2-A/4-A at location TBD, Pennsylvania)
November 7, 2020 (1-A at location TBD, Pennsylvania)
November 8, 2020 (2-OPEN/4-OPEN at Hersheypark Stadium, Hershey, Pennsylvania)
November 8, 2020 (1-OPEN/3-OPEN at Hersheypark Stadium, Hershey, Pennsylvania)
CANCELED (As of July 21, 2020)

Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) State Marching Band Finals
October 31-November 1 and November 7-8, 2020
Multiple locations, Ohio
CANCELED (As of July 20, 2020)

New England Scholastic Band Association (NESBA) Championships
November 1, 2020
Lawrence Veterans Stadium
Lawrence, Massachusetts
CANCELED (As of July 26, 2020)

New York State Field Band Conference (NYSFBC) Championships
November 1, 2020
Carrier Dome, Syracuse University
Syracuse, New York
CANCELED (As of July 28, 2020)

Arkansas School Band and Orchestra Association (ASBOA) State Marching Contest
November 2-3, 2020
War Memorial Stadium
Little Rock, Arkansas
STILL SCHEDULED (As of July 15, 2020)

UIL Texas 2A/4A/6A State Marching Band Contest
November 2-4, 2020 Now December TBD
Alamodome
San Antonio, Texas
DELAYED TO DECEMBER (As of July 21, 2020)

Michigan Competing Band Association (MCBA) Championships
November 7, 2020 then October 31, 2020
MCBA East Region Championships at Plymouth-Canton Educational Park, Canton, Michigan
MCBA West Region Championships, hosted by Reeths-Puffer at Sparta High School, Sparta, Michigan
Originally the championship planned for November 7 at Ford Field in Detroit was canceled and two regional championships were to be held one week earlier. Now all MCBA events have been canceled.
CANCELED (As of July 27, 2020)

Tennessee Division II State Marching Band Championship
November 7, 2020
Stewarts Creek High School
Smyrna, Tennessee
CANCELED (As of July 22, 2020)

Virginia Marching Band Cooperative Championships
November 7, 2020
Lynchburg City Stadium and Liberty University Stadium
Lynchburg, Virginia
CANCELED (As of June 21, 2020)

Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) Open Class State Finals
November 7, 2020
Lucas Oil Stadium
Indianapolis, Indiana
CANCELED (As of July 16, 2020)

Louisiana Showcase of Marching Bands State Championship
November 7, 2020
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Lafayette, Louisiana
CANCELED (As of June 25, 2020)

Mid-States Band Association (MSBA) Championships
November 7, 2020
A at Simon Kenton High School, Independence, Kentucky
AA at Miamisburg High School, Miamisburg, Ohio
AAA at West Clermont High School, Cincinnati, Ohio
AAAA at Kings High School, Kings Mill, Ohio
OPEN at Mason High School, Mason, Ohio
CANCELED (As of July 20, 2020)

New Jersey Marching Band Directors Association (NJMBDA) State Championships
November 8, 2020
Woodbridge High School
Woodbridge, New Jersey
CANCELED (As of July 24, 2020)

Bands of America Grand National Championships
November 12-14, 2020
Lucas Oil Stadium
Indianapolis, Indiana
CANCELED (As of July 21, 2020)

Cavalcade of Bands Championships
November 14-15, 2020
Multiple locations TBD, Pennsylvania
CANCELED (As of July 23, 2020)

Arizona Band & Orchestra Directors Association (ABODA) State Marching Band Championships
November 21, 2020
Glendale Community College
Glendale, Arizona
CANCELED (As of July 14, 2020)

Northern California Band Association (NCBA) - Fairfield Tournament of Champions
November 21, 2020
Fairfield High School
Fairfield, California
CANCELED (As of July 2020)

Northern California Band Association (NCBA) - Lincoln Review of Champions
November 21, 2020
Lincoln High School
Stockton, California
CANCELED (As of July 2020)

Southern California School Band & Orchestra Association (SCSBOA) Field Championships
November 21, 2020
1A/2A/3A/4A/5A/6A at TBA, So Cal Area
CANCELED (As of July 10, 2020)

Florida Marching Band Championships (FMBC) State Finals
November 21, 2020
Modified to 4 regional end-of-season events across Florida rather than one central event.
STILL SCHEDULED - NEW FORMAT (As of July 8, 2020)

Western Band Association (WBA) Class and Grand Championships
November 21-22, 2020
1/2/3A at Mira Costa H.S., Manhattan Beach, California and El Camino College, Torrance, California
4A/5A at TBA, So Cal Area
CANCELED (As of July 10, 2020)

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