The 74th annual Gazette-Mail Kanawha County Majorette & Band Festival took place at the University of Charleston Stadium at Laidley Field on Sept. 29. The showcase, which was canceled last year due to COVID-19, featured performances by marching bands from all eight Kanawha County public high schools. George Washington High School won festival grand champion, and George Washington's twirler Anna Payne was named 2021 Miss Kanawha Majorette.