Dear Directors, Students, Parents, Volunteers, and Supporters of the Tumwater Marching Band Festival,
It is with a sad heart that we inform you that we made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel the Tumwater Marching Band Festival permanently. As you know, we have not hosted the festival since 2019 due to the COVID pandemic and have struggled to gain momentum with new parent volunteers and organizers.
Furthermore, we have seen a decline in registrations and have much less space available to us due to the construction of new apartments across from Tumwater High School. There are other contributing factors as well, but the bottom line is that we don’t feel that we can offer the same high-quality marching festival experience that you and your programs deserve. We appreciate your support through the years!