Tickets to WAMSB 2023 Competition are now available, Lee Greenwood to perform at the opening ceremonies

BUCKHANNON — It is just 2 ½ months until bands from around the world will descend upon Buckhannon for the World Association of Marching Shows Bands (WAMSB) 2023 competition and tickets are now available.

According to Randy Sanders, president of the WAMSB 2023 Buckhannon Host Committee, tickets are now available for the six different WAMSB events. Tickets to the official WAMSB 2023 opening ceremonies, final field competition, and official closing ceremony tickets are $20 each. Concert band adjudication, drumline competition, and preliminary field competition tickets are $10 each. Three hundred and seventy-five ticket packages featuring access to all WAMSB events are available for $75.

Sanders also confirmed that Grammy award-winning recording artist Lee Greenwood, known for the hit song “God Bless the U.S.A.” will perform at the official WAMSB 2023 opening ceremonies beginning at 7 p.m. July 19.

“Having tickets available to the public and the incredibly talented Lee Greenwood helps capture how close we are to competition week,” Sanders said. “We cannot wait for the competitors and spectators to be part of this one-of-a-kind event that was two years in the making.”

The WAMSB 2023 Competition will take place in Buckhannon from July 17-24. This is only the second time in the event’s 26-year history that it has been held in the United States and it is going to create a significant impact across the region, bringing in thousands of international participants.

This event will provide short-term economic impacts to the state and serve as an opportunity to foster long-term economic development, and recurring tourism and provide an opportunity for elected officials, colleges and more to develop relationships with international dignitaries.

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