West Virginia Black Walnut Festival

Spencer, West Virginia

October 12th-15th, 2017

Band Competition

hosted by

Roane County High School


The areas finest high school marching bands travel to the City of Spencer to strut their stuff in the Grand Parade. Following the Grand Parade these bands make their way to Roane County High School's County Stadium to compete in the Black Walnut Festival Band Competition.

This event showcases some of the most amazing high school bands in West Virginia.  A grand champion band is crowned annually as is the most outstanding majorette.


2016 Black Walnut Festival Parade and Band Competition Application

School Name: ________________________________________________

School Address: ______________________________________________

School Phone:____________________ Email_______________________

Fax Number:  ________________________________________________

Director:  ____________________________________________________

Assistant Director:  ____________________________________________

School Colors:  ___________________   School Mascot:  _____________

Your 2016 Show Theme and Music:  ______________________________

Please check the appropriate space below:

______We will participate in the parade ONLY

______We will participate in BOTH the parade and the competition

______   We will participate in the Field Competition only

______Electric required for Field Show

Number of PLAYING members in your band:  ___________
(Please include percussion members but NOT auxiliary units unless they perform on an instrument during the show.)

Field Commander(s):  ___________________________________________

Feature Twirlers(s):  ____________________________________________

# of Majorettes:  ______________    Head Majorette:  ________________

# of Silks:  ___________________    Silk Captain:  __________________

Other Units:  __________________________________________________

Number of girls eligible for Miss Majorette 2015:  ____________________
(Please submit a complete list of all of the girls names by 10-1-15)

 # of Buses:  _____________     # of Equipment Trucks:  ______________

Past honors, awards, etc. that you would like announced.
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________

Please return this form with your $50.00 check made payable to BLACK WALNUT FESTIVAL by no later than September 20, 2015.  Mail or fax to address below:

Roane County High School
Attention:  Hope Hunt
One Raider Way
Spencer, WV 25276
Telephone #  927-6420Ext. 1138
Fax #  927-6404




May 15, 2015

Dear Band Director:


We are inviting you and your band to the:


62nd West Virginia Black Walnut Festival

Parade and Field Competition

Saturday, October 15, 2016


The parade in Spencer will begin at noon.  Please be in town by 10:30 AM.  The Field Show Competition at Roane County High School will begin at 3:30 PM.

Musicians include all wind and percussion players


Open class       71 Musicians and up

A                     51-70Musicians

B                    31-50Musicians

C                     Under 30Musicians


If necessary, class sizes will be adjusted to prevent overloading any one class.

Trophies awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in each class:


Field Commander





Majorette and Feature Twirler Overall 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.

All Majorettes will be eligible for Miss Majorette except for a previous Miss Majorette.


Cash Awards and trophies given for:

Grand Champion

Honor Band

Parade Band Champion


Further information and a copy of the competition rules will be emailed to you early in September after receipt of your application and entry fee.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Hope Staats at 927-6420 Ext. 1138.


Hope Staats, Band Director