Who We Are
A Premiere Northwest Marching Ensemble Since 1993
The Kamiak Show Band is Kamiak High School's largest team. Consisting of 100-120 members from Mukilteo, WA, the band is well known throughout the Northwest for its creative productions and competitive success.
Kamiak Show Band currently competes as an Open Class group in the NWAPA Circuit. The Show Band has won sweepstakes awards at Northwest marching competitions in 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019, and 2021. Since that time, the Show Band has been awarded numerous trophies and top placements at shows throughout the Northwest.
The show band has had only three directors in its history. Currently, the show band director and assistant band director is Patrick Hunninghake (since 2020). Toby Bathurst remains director of bands at Kamiak (since 2006). Brian Steves was the director of bands (1993-2005), and is currently the director of orchestras at Kamiak.
Under the direction of Brian Steves, the Show Band played alongside President Bill Clinton's inaugural parade in Washington, D.C. in 1997. The Kamiak Show Band marched in the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Dublin, Ireland in 2000. Also significant, in 2002, the Show Band marched and performed for over 25 million people in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. On New Years in 2006, the Kamiak Show Band performed in Paris, France.
The Kamiak Show Band took a domestic trip to Washington D.C. in 2009 to perform in the National Cherry Blossom Festival, as well as on the steps of the Jefferson Memorial.
The Kamiak Show Band has been a NWAPA Championships Finalist every year since 2008. Notable finishes include: 2012 (5th Place), 2014 (4th Place), 2016 (4th Place), 2017 (4th Place ), 2019 (3rd Place), and 2021 (2nd Place).
Alongside the Fall Show Band, the program has seen long-term success and growth of its Color Guard and Percussion programs, competing in A Class, Open Class and even World Class for their winter circuit competitions (WGI, NWAPA, NWPA) and both with a number of medals at their respective competitions.