Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity Â?? Colorado State Hosts Colorado Bandmasters Association Marching Band State Championships

WHAT: Colorado 4A and 5A high school student musicians gather at Colorado State University’s Hughes Stadium to compete in the annual Colorado Bandmasters State Marching Band Championship.

WHEN/WHERE: Oct. 19-20 at Colorado State’s Hughes Stadium.

– Quarterfinals: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Oct. 19

– Semifinals: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Oct. 20

– Finals: 5:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m., Oct. 20

Additionally, the Colorado State marching band will be performing at 3:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. on Oct. 20.

DETAILS: This is the second year the competition will be held at Hughes Stadium. More than 20,000 spectators are expected to attend the event throughout the weekend.

Through a series of regional competitions held during the second week of October, bands from across Colorado qualified to compete at the championship level during the competition. In each class, the top 12 bands advance from Friday’s quarterfinals to Saturday’s semifinals, with the top eight bands in each class advancing to the finals Saturday night.

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