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Buckhannon prepares to host world marching show band competition


The World Association of Marching Show Bands (WAMSB), an international association dedicated to the fostering and growth of the worldwide marching band community, will be hosting its world championship in the City of Buckhannon, West Virginia, USA on July 17- July 24, 2023. This is the first event held in the U.S. in six years and the first time it has been hosted on the East Coast.

WAMSB is comprised of members from 32 nations from around the globe, representing 24 band associations, their bands and visitors. Buckhannon, Upshur County, and West Virginia welcome the opportunity to be viewed on a world stage and we look forward to highlighting the Mountain State. 

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