Middle School Honor Band

For the health and safety of our participants, our 2021 Middle School Honor Band Has Been Canceled

Marshall University is proud to announce the Middle School Honor Band Festival will be held at the Marshall University on November 22, 2019. The Middle School Honor Band Festival is an event developed for the purpose of recognizing the achievements of exceptional middle school musicians. The festival includes rehearsal/final concert preparations with quality clinicians from successful public school teachers. This year, we will seat three middle school honor bands at the festival. The Festival Honor Bands will be made up of a Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, and a band made up of equal strength musicians. Students will be placed alternately in the festival honor bands. Our staff feels that this provides the best experience for all participants.



The cost of attending the MU Festival Band is $20.00 per student. Cash, credit cards, and checks are accepted.  You may enclose one check or several, made out to “Kappa Kappa Psi”. Please note a 3% processing fee will be placed on all credit card charges.


All campus dining facilities at the Memorial Student Center and Harless Dining Hall will be open. Students may also go off-campus to eat. There are several restaurants and fast food places within easy walking distance from campus. We will not offer lunch on Friday through our music department as we have in the past.


There are many hotels in the Huntington/Barboursville/Ashland area available for housing during the Honor Band Festival.

Upcoming Wind Band Performances

The Marshall University Wind Bands new concert season begin this fall. Stay tuned for dates and times.

All concerts can be found on our YouTube Channel here.


Marching Thunder Events

Fall 2022 Performance Schedule
This schedule is subject to change over the course of the summer. All performance are at at MU unless otherwise noted.


11th – 20th – Band Camp
20th – Friends & Family Performance


3rd – Home game vs. Norfolk State & Band Day
10th – Side-by-side concert with the Huntington Symphony Orchestra
17th – Band of America Exhibition, Obetz, OH

1st – Home game vs. Gardner-Webb
12th (Wed.) – Home game vs. Louisiana
22nd – Tri-State Marching Championships
29th – Homecoming vs. Coastal Carolina

12th – Home game vs. App. State
26th – Home game vs. Georgia State

3rd – Possible SBC Championships

Additional post season – TBD