Special Events

Band Day Parade Competition

DATE: Monday, September 16  

LOCATION: 14 Flags Plaza

Come and watch as high school, mid-high and junior high school bands and its drum lines, drum majors, mascots, twirlers and color guard teams from across the state compete for cash awards and trophies during the 68th Annual Oklahoma State Fair Band Day Parade Competition!

  • Cash awards and trophies
  • No entry fees
  • Oklahoma Schools only
  • Win up to $700 for your band program
  • 6 divisions: band, color guard, drum line, drum major, twirling & mascot


Entry Information


  2019 Competition Guidelines

2019 Band Day Parade Competition Application




  2018 Results


Free Workshops


All color guard, drum line teams and aspiring twirlers will want to make their way to the Bandshell Lawn by 1 p.m. to participate in this year's FREE workshops:

  • Enid Twirling Academy will host the Learn 2 Twirl workshop!
  • Southwester Oklahoma State University will host both the color guard and drum line workshops. Their color guard team and drum line will teach some new techniques to move students toward a higher level of proficiency. 


Special Thanks


Band Day could not run successfully each year without volunteers donating their time and energy to make sure Oklahoma schools can participate in a quality event.

And a special thank you to the Southwestern Oklahoma State University Band Program for providing more than 2,500 water bottles for the students, hosting the drum line and color guard workshops, and being the award ceremony emcee for many years.

We also want to thank the Southern Nazarene University Marching Band Program for providing the manpower and for coordinating check-in, directional personnel, staging and advancement of bands for the competition.




Morgan Chappell




Melinda Parsons