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The Nebraska State Bandmasters Association, Kearney Band Parents Association, and the Kearney High School Bands welcome you all for this year’s State Marching Festival! The City of Kearney is a great community with plenty of opportunities to help you enjoy your time with us.

Travel Information

Kearney High School is located at 702 W. 11th St., Kearney, NE 68845.

  • From the north or south: Use 2nd Avenue/Hwy 44/Hwy 10 to 11th Street. Turn west, and travel beyond Kearney Regional Hospital.
  • From the east or west:
    • On I-80: Take exit 272 on to 2nd Ave/Hwy 44/Hwy 10. Turn north, traveling to 11th Street. Turn west, and travel beyond Kearney Regional Hospital.
    • On Highway 30: Travel to 30th Avenue (west edge of town), and turn south and continue over the bridge.

Spectators

Parking

Spectator parking will be available in the northeast parking lot, with entry off of 27th Avenue. Accessible parking is available in the lot, as well as drop off/pick up zones along Bearcat Boulevard. Please refrain from parking on Bearcat Boulevard or 27th Avenue as most curb locations are marked as no-parking. Overflow parking is available at Central Community College, Brookestone Gardens, and the Buckle Distribution Center.

Stadium

Stadium access will be available beyond the drop off/pick up zone under the big blue K. Admission prices have been set by the Nebraska State Bandmasters Association:

  • Adults: $9
  • Students: $6

Please note that all transactions must be conducted in cash. An ATM is on site for your convenience, but credit cards will not be accepted for admission or concessions.

The event will be broadcast onto the displays in the common area inside the building.

We ask that if you arrive during a band’s performance that you wait until a band is done performing before finding a seat. This will show respect to the performing band and allow others to fully enjoy the performance.

Concessions

A full concessions stand will be available with selections for:

  • Meal items: Pizza, Nachos, & Hot Dogs
  • Snacks: Soft Pretzels, Chips, Popcorn, Pickles, & Candy
  • Beverages: Coke Products, Bottled Water, & Powerade
  • Hot Chocolate (if the weather calls for it)

Please note that all transactions must be conducted in cash. An ATM is on site for your convenience, but credit cards will not be accepted for admission or concessions.

Bands

Bus and equipment trailers

Please enter the bus parking area through the northwest entrance of the west lot, after turning on 30th Avenue. Specific locations and directions will be provided by the transportation staff.

Equipment trailers will be directed to the south parking lot, and will be directed to their unloading zones by transportation staff.

Details outlining specific parking locations and traffic flow before, leading up to, and after your performance can be found in the Directions for Parking and Pit Area PDF.

Schedule

A schedule will be posted when it becomes available.

We really hope you enjoy your stay!

Kearney High Director of Bands

Nathan LeFeber

Kearney High Band Director

Rick Mitchell

Kearney Marching Band Site Hosts

Shawna Knott & Mikaela Richmond

Shawna Knott & Mikaela Richmond