WKU to host KMEA State Marching Band Championships Oct. 26
- WKU News
- Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019
WKU will host the Kentucky Music Educators Association State Marching Band Championships on Saturday (Oct. 26).
The state finals in five classifications will be held from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium. Tickets are $15 and $20 and will be available at the stadium starting at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Four finalists will be chosen from each classification in semifinal competitions between 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Semifinal sites are: Class A, Greenwood High School; Class AA, Warren East High School; Class AAA, Warren Central High School; Class AAAA, Barren County High School; Class AAAAA, WKU’s Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium. Tickets for semifinals are $12 and will be available at each site.
Several WKU parking lots will be reserved for event parking.
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.
- Avenue of Champions will be closed to through traffic from 6 a.m. until midnight Saturday.
- 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 https://kmea.org/kmea-marching-band-information/
Contact: John Stroube, KMEA, (859) 626-5635; or WKU Parking & Transportation, (270) 745-2361