HEB Marching Contest

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2022

SITE: Pennington Field, Bedford, Texas

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2022 JUDGING PANEL (See Bios)

  • Dr. Chip Crotts
  • Dave Glyde
  • Joni Perez
  • John Phillips
  • Jaime Holly
  • Meghan McCourt
  • Jim Sturgeon
  • Lauren Teel
  • Dave Veda

2022 TICKETS

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  • Tickets are mobile. All sales final. No refunds. No exchanges.
  • General admission: $15 All-Day / $10 Prelims-only / $10 Finals-only
  • Seniors 60 and older: $ 10 All-Day / $8 Prelims-only / $8 Finals-only
  • A processing fee will be applied
  • If unable to purchase online see a contest official onsite.
  • Children 6 and under: Free all day

PHOTO AND RECORDING POLICIES

Still cameras are allowed and may be used from stadium seating. Video recording is not permitted, with the exception of the Band Video Designee (see Director Information packet).

TIMING AND MOVEMENT

Band warm-up lasts 45 minutes. Pit warm-up lasts 30 minutes. We plan 10 minutes of travel time to the entry gate. 4 minutes prior to start time you will be released to the field for set-up/warm-up. You have 15 minutes total to enter, perform and exit the field. No minimum time requirement. Consult the Contest Map for field entry-exit information.

ADJUDICATION AND SCORING

Nine adjudicators critique all components of the performance and make constructive comments in an effort to promote improvement and solidify achievement.

Seven judges determine total score. The weight of the numbers places 60% of the value on music and 40% on visual, as well as 60% on general effect and 40% on performance. Each judge is assigned a specific area of focus. Ensemble and general effect judges are located at a vantage point from above. Individual performance judges are located on the field.

Percussion and color guard are critiqued by specialists focusing on those components, separate from the band as a whole. Their numbers determine placement within caption only and are not part of the total score

FINALS ADVANCEMENT

The top 12 scoring bands from prelims advance to finals, regardless of classification. Performance order takes place according to random draw by the participating band directors. The top 6 scoring bands from prelims will receive the last 6 slots in finals. Class Champions from prelims will perform in finals exhibition, should they not be among the top 12 scoring bands.

FINALS TICKETS FOR NON-FINALIST BANDS

If your band does not advance, but you wish to attend as a group, complimentary admission can be provided for your students.

PRELIMS AWARDS

Participation award for all bands
Outstanding Color Guard in each class
Outstanding Percussion in each class
Outstanding Music in each class
Outstanding Visual in each class
Outstanding General Effect in each class
3rd, 2nd place in each class
Contest Champion in each class

FINALS AWARDS

Outstanding Color Guard in Finals
Outstanding Percussion in Finals
Outstanding Music in Finals
Outstanding Visual in Finals
Outstanding General Effect in Finals
5th, 4th, 3rd, 2nd place trophies
Grand Champion trophy

ENROLLMENT AND SCHEDULING

  • Last year’s champion receives choice of performance time
  • Last year’s top 5 finalists receive afternoon performance times
  • Bands enrolled by August 1 will be slotted by random draw
  • Bands enrolled after August 1 receive the latest available time prior to random draw

SCHEDULE CONFLICTS

  • We will consider irregular scheduling needs (other same-day performance, etc.) on a case by case basis if you notify us by August 1. Beyond that date we can work to assist you, but may ask you to make contact with directors of any groups that would be displaced and secure their consent to a schedule change.

FURTHER INFO AND DETAILS

2022 Spectator info

2022 Director info

Contest overview map