The Washburn University Music Department hosted the Capital City Marching Band Festival on October 12 at Yager Stadium.
The Capital City Marching Festival is held annually at Washburn University. Bands from northeast Kansas came to participate in the festival. The bands from Topeka included the Highland Park Marching Scots, Shawnee Heights Marching Thunderbirds, Topeka West Marching Chargers, Washburn Rural High School Marching Junior Blues, and the Seaman High School Viking Marching Band. The Mission Valley Marching Vikings, Osage City Marching Indians, and Leavenworth Pioneer Marching Band also performed in the festival.
Awards were given out based on overall performance ratings (I or II), superior ratings to those that received a I rating, excellent ratings to those that received a II rating, and participation plaques for all that participated. The Trophy of Distinction was awarded to any band with all superior (I) ratings. Other trophies included drum major, drum line, and auxiliary trophies for those that received a superior (I) rating in their area, which was scored separately from the overall band performance.