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KMEA State Marching Band Championship
Date:  Saturday, October 26th, 2019
Time:  6:00pm - 11:00pm
Location:  Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium
Contact:  Dr. John Stroube, (859) 626-5635

The KMEA State Marching Band Championship finals begin at 6 p.m. Oct. 26 at WKU's Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium. For information, visit the KMEA website.

Semifinals will be held earlier that day at the following locations:

  • Class A: Greenwood High School, 10 a.m.
  • Class AA: Warren East High School, 10 a.m.
  • Class AAA: Warren Central High School, 11 a.m.
  • Class AAAA: Barren County High School, 11 a.m.
  • Class AAAAA: WKU's Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium, 11 a.m.

Event and ticket information

Parking/traffic advisory

Several WKU parking lots will be reserved for event parking. 

Parking changes

The following lots will close Friday at 6 p.m. and must be cleared by 9 p.m.: 

  • Creason Lot (H9)
  • Portion of Poland Lot between Poland Hall and Preston Center
  • Portion of Minton Lot next to Normal Street
  • All parking on Avenue of Champions
  • South Lawn Lot
  • West Stadium Lot
  • Denes Field Lot

The following lots will close Saturday at 6 a.m. and must be cleared by 7 a.m.: 

  • Diddle North
  • Diddle South
  • Diddle West

Alternate parking is available in Parking Structure 3, Mimosa Lot, University Boulevard Lot, Chestnut Street South Lot, Russellville Road Lot and Service Supply Lot.

Road closing

  • Avenue of Champions will be closed to through traffic from 6 a.m. until midnight Saturday.

Public parking

  • PS1 and PS2 will be reserved for public parking ($10) Saturday.  H1 permits will be honored in PS1.

For information about road and lot closures, view the KMEA Parking and Road Closings Map.  

For more about the KMEA event, visit


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