Neewollah Marching Band Festival
The 38th Annual Neewollah Marching Band Festival is hosted by Neewollah, Inc., and Independence USD 446. The Festival is approved by the Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHSAA), which has reciprocating approvals with neighboring states.
The Grand Parade occurs downtown in the morning and is a pass-in-review competition for rating and/or critique. The Field Competition is held after the Grand Parade at Shulthis Stadium in Riverside Park. Bands are divided into four classes according to band size and compete for the following awards:
Outstanding Drum Major
Best in Class
Grand Champion, 2nd, and 3rd place overall
Each band receiving a I or II rating on the field will receive a trophy and bands receiving a III on the field will receive a certificate.
Bands are also welcome to come and march in the parade without being judged or critiqued at no charge. If you choose to enter the Field Competition, your group is required to participate in the Grand Parade. This requirement is per the Neewollah Board of Directors. Please understand this requirement when considering participation.
Concessions Available By: IHS Band Boosters
Festival Shirts Available
Videos & Photographs Available