Kennewick High School band receives awards

Kennewick High School's marching band marched off the fields in Silverdale on Saturday with a first-place win in the AA division and a best overall award.

The 68-member band also placed first at the Peninsula Classic Marching Band Competition for best visual effects, best percussion, best color guard and best drum major, said Band Director Brent Steinert. Thirteen bands competed.

The Southeastern Washington Cavalcade of Bands marching band competition, which now is in its 30th year, kicks off at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Neil F. Lampson stadium at Kennewick High School.

Also competing in Silverdale was Richland High's marching band, which took fourth overall and second in the AA division.