Special Events

Band Day Parade Competition

DATE: Monday, September 19  

LOCATION: The Circle

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 70th Annual Oklahoma State Fair Band Day Parade Competition!

  • Cash awards and trophies
  • No entry fees
  • Oklahoma Schools only
  • Win up to $850 for your band program
  • 6 divisions: band, color guard, drum line, drum major, twirling & mascot


Entry Information

  2022 Competition Guidelines

2022 Band Day Parade Registration



  2021 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!
  • Southwestern 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.

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. Thanks to Southern Nazarene University’s Band Program for providing snacks and allowing their students to coordinate and run the parade competition on event day. And finally, thanks to the Enid Twirling Academy for providing the twirling judge and Learn 2 Twirl workshop year after year.



Robyn Hicks