Posts Tagged ‘Daily Mail Kanawha County Band and Majorette Festival’

Charley West Band Fest

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

majWe’re happy to be celebrating the 68th Annual Charleston Daily Mail Kanawha County Band and Majorette Festival.

And now that we’ve said that entire mouthful of a phrase, it’s time for the 69th!

Just kidding.

We’re proud to be a sponsor of this great, longstanding community event. If you want some context for tonight’s festival, here’s a fun story about Taylor Freeland, last year’s Miss Majorette, who is now a feature twirler with Marshall University’s Marching Thunder, which will be performing tonight. And the Daily Mail has a former intern, Jozy Mendez, performing with Marshall’s band too.

Meanwhile, some of us will be providing updates from the festival. Follow along below!

Live Blog Charley West Band Fest

At the Daily Mail Kanawha County Band & Majorette Festival

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Tonight I’ll be taking part in a newspaper institution — The Daily Mail Kanawha County Majorette & Band Festival.

bandfestThe Daily Mail has sponsored the event for ages — in fact, tonight’s is the 67th festival — and the editor or a representative attends as an ambassador. I have to admit I am not a “band geek,” and I have only attended this festival once before, many years ago. Still, I enjoy tradition and am looking forward to participating in a non-musical, non-marching capacity.

The newspaper has already been touting the festival with stories, plus photos of the participants. We’ll have full coverage tomorrow, including great pictures of all of the participating Kanawha County bands plus the Pride of WestVirginia, West Virginia University’s marching band.

Meanwhile, I’ll be trying to get some video live from the event. I’m not a video genius, so the sound and the visuals might be a little off. Still, check back after 6:30 tonight and see for yourself. (Before I take fresh video at the festival, the widget will display older and unrelated content — and likewise if you are reading this post in the future, the widget will likely move on to new video.)

Or better yet, go to the festival! It’s at Laidley Field, starting at 6:30.