Marching Bands Compete at CSU-Pueblo

PUEBLO – Twenty four of the top 1A, 2A, and 3A high school marching bands in the state will compete at Colorado State University-Pueblo on Monday at the High School State Marching Band Finals.

Semi-finals begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Neta and Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl with the final performances slated for 5 p.m.

CSU-Pueblo ThunderWolves Marching Band will do an exhibition performance for the visiting band students at 3:30 p.m.  The public is encouraged to attend the competition. Tickets for the semi-finals from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. are $9 for adults, $8 for students and seniors $8, under 6 free. Tickets for the final session from 5-9 p.m. are $10 adults, $9 students and seniors. A combination ticket for both sessions is available for $16 for adults, and $15 students and seniors. Children under 6 get in free. 
The new ThunderWolves Marching Band gave its debut performance on Aug. 28 in the Colorado State Fair Parade under Director of Bands Alan Mills. The same Friends of Football campaign that produced the stadium included the hiring of Alan Mills and the start up costs for the marching band program, including new instruments and band uniforms.

For more information, contact Mills at 549-2521 or

The following bands will compete Monday in order of appearance:

1A (begins at 8:30 a.m.)
Paonia, Hotchkiss, Gunnison, Monte Vista, Cedaredge, and Platt Valley.

2A (begins at 10:15 a.m.)
Roosevelt, Bayfield, Trinidad, Ft. Lupton, Vista Ridge, Estes Park, Delta, and Englewood\

3A (begins at 1 p.m.)
Silver Creek, Frederick, Centaurus, Canon City, Legend, Pueblo County, Palisade, Woodland, Montezuma-Cortex, and Windsor

Visit for a complete schedule for the day.


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