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  Cabell Midland Marching Knights    

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Who are the Marching Knights


The Cabell Midland High School Band, under the direction of Tim James, is comprised of 150 students with varying levels of musicianship abilities.  Multiple instructors work hands-on with the students from early spring throughout the summer to help them learn and perfect their playing abilities.  Many of our members begin taking private lessons upon joining to further enhance their skills and abilities.

The band’s history dates back to 1994 when the Cabell County Board of Education merged two area high schools to form the consolidated Cabell Midland High School.  The consolidation increased the pool of students and membership has grown exponentially following the increased success and popularity of our program.  In the last 7 years under the direction of Tim James, the band has added varying and more difficult general effects to our marching competitions that have since begun to set the bar in our region.  Our director and staff are always looking for new ways to make our program more innovative and creative in order to increase crowd entertainment as well as difficulty level in performances.  Cabell Midland High School Band is consistently growing, changing, and accepting new challenges.

23 Years of Accomplishments - 1994 – 2017

  • 117 Marching Band Grand Championship or Honor Band titles
  • 4 - WV State Championships (2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015)
  • 10 - Marshall University Tri-State Marching Band Festival grand championships including 4 consecutive grand championships (2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014)
  • 8 - WV Black Walnut Festival Honor Band awards
  • National Honor Awards won at the Peach Bowl, Gator Bowl, Outback Bowl, Orange Bowl, Disney World, Toronto Music Festival, All-American Music Festival, the Indianapolis 500 Parade and the Indianapolis 500 Race Opening Ceremony
  • Official Band of the WV Pumpkin Festival Parade
  • Official Band of the Barboursville Fall Festival Parade
  • Honor Band - West Virginia Strawberry Festival
  • Huntington Christmas Parade Winner 2014, 2015
  • Grand Champion Band - Marshall University Homecoming Parade
  • Performed for the President of the United States (twice), the Vice President of the United States, U.S. Senators, U.S. Congressmen and the Governor of West Virginia
  • Featured 8 years at the WV Capitol State Tree Lighting Ceremony
  • CMHS Concert Bands, Wind Ensembles, and Jazz Bands have earned all Superior ratings for 22 consecutive years in every festival and contest entered
  • CMHS Jazz Band has been named the Marshall University Jazz Festival High School Honor Band 4-times
  • Multiple students selected as Marshall University Jazz Festival High School All-Stars
  • WV Regional Jazz Band Festival – Best Rhythm Section  
  • CHMS Jazz Band received Superior Ratings at Marshall University Jazz Festival
  • Outstanding Saxophone Soloist Marshall University 2015 
  • Honor Finalist WVMEA Superior Ratings 22 years.  Top 10 Honor Band Finalist for the State
  • CMHS Jazz Band received Superior Ratings at the Southern Regional Jazz Band Festival consecutively for 22 years
  • CMHS Jazz Band has received at the Southern Regional Jazz Band Festival awards for outstanding soloist in Rhythm, Trumpet, Saxophone, Trombone
  • CMHS Jazz Band has received Superior Ratings at Music in the Parks 3 years and Grand Champion in 2015
  • CMHS Jazz Band won national 1st place awards at the All-American Music Festival in Orlando, Florida and the All-Star Festival at Universal Studios
  • Members of the CMHS Jazz Band perform in the Rhythm in Red Show Choir and have won multiple Combo Band Awards in WV, OH, KY and IN.
  • Multiple students selected each year to perform in the WV All State Band
  • Average of 68 members of the CMHS Band selected to participate in the Cabell County All County Band each year
  • CMHS Bands have traveled from Canada throughout the Eastern United States including Indiana, Florida, New York, the Bahamas, Mexico, Belize, St. Thomas and St. Martin
  • CMHS Bands have been Honored by Proclamation of the WV Senate 5-times
  • CMHS Band honored in the WV Senate by Senate Resolution NO. 41 sponsored by Senators Evan Jenkins and Robert Plymale in February 2011
  • CMHS Jazz Band performed at the WV Cultural Arts Center as guests of Commissioner Randall Reid-Smith in February 2011 and February 2016

 Updated 10/13/16

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