Eastside Catholic Hosts "Bandemic"

What: Eastside Catholic will host the annual Veteran’s Day Field Show Competition on the EC campus. This year’s competition, “Bandemic,” will welcome the following high school bands: Auburn Mountainview High School, Bainbridge Island High School, Bonney Lake High School, Clarkston High School, Cascade High School, Eastside Catholic School, Ferndale High School, North Mason High School, Peninsula High School, Sumner High School and Tahoma High School.

Who: The Eastside Catholic Athletic Performing Arts Department

Why: For nearly 30 years, Auburn High School has hosted the Veterans Day Field Show Competition in conjunction with the City of Auburn Veteran’s Day Parade. The field show competition is the largest of its kind on the west coast. The show was cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic and due to additional complications, Auburn High School is unable to host the event this year. Eastside Catholic will host a onetime-only field show competition following the Auburn Veterans Day Parade.

When: Saturday, November 6, 2 p.m.

Where: Eastside Catholic School, Acosta Field.

Director of Bands Jonathan Boysen commented, “I’m proud that our whole school community has rallied together to make this event happen in a very limited amount of time. We are looking forward to welcoming area marching bands and happy to be able to host this event with COVID-19 safety protocols and measures in place.”