RENTON — In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association announced Thursday that it will postpone the upcoming State Drama Festival and State Dance/Drill Championships until further notice.
The State Drama Festival was scheduled to take place March 19-21 at Western Washington University, while the State Dance/Drill Championships were to be held at the Yakima SunDome, March 27-28.
Following the March 12 announcement from Gov. Inslee to close numerous schools around the state until the end of April, and with the safety of student-participants and their families in mind, the WIAA and the Washington Music Educators Association have also made the decision to postpone the State Solo and Ensemble Contests until further notice.
The event was scheduled to be held April 24-25 at Central Washington University.
The WIAA and WMEA are looking at potential rescheduling options for a later date and will keep the membership apprised of information as it becomes available.
The WIAA spring sports season officially began on March 2. Any regular-season contests or practices are held at the discretion of each member school and school district.
WIAA spring sports championships (May 23-30) are to remain as scheduled, however, staff will continue to work with the Department of Health over the coming months to determine if any changes are necessary.