HEB Drumline Contest

Photo credit: Amy Pennington
Photo by Amy Pennington

2020 DATE: Coming soon
SITE: Pennington Field, Bedford, Texas
ENROLL: Coming Feb, 2020

2019 PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
2019 RESULTS

2019 DRUMLINE CLINICIANS

2019 DRUMLINE CONTEST TICKET PRICES

  • Cash or Credit Cards accepted
  • Adults: $10
  • Students PK-12: $6

PHOTO AND RECORDING POLICIES

Still cameras are allowed and may be used from stadium seating. Video and audio recording are not permitted, with the exception of the instructor’s Video Designee who will be provided with a pass for this purpose.

DRUMLINE TIMING AND MOVEMENT

Warm-up lasts 35 minutes. Your assigned Traveling Clinician arrives for the last 15 minutes of your warm-up. We plan 10 minutes of travel time to the entry gate. You have 20 minutes total to enter, perform, receive comments and exit the field. No minimum time requirement.

DRUMLINE ADJUDICATION AND SCORING

Three drumline clinicians and one sound design clinician critique all components of the stadium performance and make constructive comments in an effort to promote improvement and solidify achievement.

Your assigned Traveling Clinician observes you twice from ground level, first during warm-up and again during your stadium performance. The Sound Design Clinician observes your stadium performance from a high vantage point. These clinicians do not score your group, providing constructive comments only.

The two Stadium Judges observe your stadium performance from the stands. They offer feedback to each drumline directly afterward, as time permits. The Stadium Judges score each drumline, with the weight of their numbers placing 40% of the value on technique, 40% on musicality and 20% on general effect. Their numbers are added to arrive at the drumline’s total score. Outstanding caption awards are determined according to judge consensus.

DRUMLINE CONTEST AWARDS

Participation award for all drumlines
Outstanding Cymbal Line in each class
Outstanding Bass Drum Line in each class
Outstanding Tenor Line in each class
Outstanding Front Ensemble in each class
Outstanding Snare Line in each class
3rd, 2nd place in each class
Champion in each class

ENROLLMENT AND SCHEDULING

  • Performances are grouped into Novice and Advanced divisions within UIL Classification
  • Larger UIL Classifications perform later in the day
  • Last year’s class champions are slotted last in their divisions
  • All others are slotted within division based on enrollment date: First to enroll will be last to perform
  • Irregular schedule conflicts (other same-day performance, etc.) considered on a case by case basis when we’re notified by August 1.

Spectator info

Director info

Contest overview map