Vista ridge marching festival october 7, 2017 - gupton stadium

Festival Information

Open to first 24 bands (VRHS Band will perform in exhibition only)
Fee: $300 until May 31st (Early Registration)
$350 starting June 1st
check payable to VRBB (Vista Ridge Band Boosters)
High cam video provided and gate passes are included for directors and chaperones

15 minutes total time (field warm-up, performance, off the field)
30 minute warm-up/10 minutes transition time

Earliest registration gets the latest time.

Judging Format
Music: 30% – 1 judge
Marching: 30% – 1 judge
General Effect/Design: 20% – 1 judge
Percussion: 10% – 1 judge
Auxilliary Unit: 10% – 1 judge

Prelims Awards
Best in class, 2nd & 3rd place will be awarded to 6A, 5A, 4A & 1A-3A (combined).
High Music, Marching, General Effect, Percussion, and Auxilliary Unit

Finals Format
Top ten scores regardless of class
Best in Class groups not in top ten will have the option to perform in exhibition at the beginning of finals.
Finals performance order will be determined by a draw.

Finals Awards
All participating bands in finals will receive a trophy for 1st – 10th place.

2016 Judges

We have some amazing judges lined up for the 2016 Marching Festival

Tom Rarick

VR Marching Festival Judge
In 2009, he assumed his current role as Percussion Arranger and Composer for the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps.

Alan Spaeth

VR Marching Festival Judge
Alan Spaeth has been designing Marching Band and Winterguard shows since 1988.

Jay Webb

VR Marching Festival Judge
Jay Webb has been the Director of Bands at Avon High School in Avon Indiana since 1993.

Mark Nichols

VR Marching Festival Judge
Mark Nichols is currently the Director of Bands at La Porte High School in La Porte, TX.

Ron Morrison

VR Marching Festival Judge
Ron Morrison is currently the Executive Director of Human Resources for the Hays Consolidated ISD.