As a sanctioned event of the Colorado Bandmasters Association, all CBA Rules and Regulations can be found on the CBA Marching Affairs website:
Festival PhilosophyTo provide an opportunity for bands to receive feedback and instruction from renowned clinicians over the course of 90 minutes with the opportunity to perform the full show in the evening.- Please note that groups will not be penalized at this show for not performing a complete show. Adjudicators will give the best impression possible with where you are currently in your progression. Groups are encouraged to participate even if a complete show if not possible at the time of the festival.
EligibilityAny marching bands whose director has a current CBA membership.
JudgesA full staff of qualified CBA sanctioned judges including several with national experience will be hired.Clinicians and Judges are TBD and will be announced as soon as confirmed.
Entrance FeesThe entry fee to participate is $350.00.The deadline for both the form and payment is Friday, August 24, 2018.- Cancellations on or after September 1 will not receive reimbursement and payment will still be requiredPlease Note: Spots will likely fill before the deadline date. It is encouraged to send in registration as soon as possible to reserve a spot, though no spots are guaranteed until payment is received. Groups will be given priority scheduling on a first-come/first-served basis. Please make sure to note preference of performance time on your registration form if you have specific needs.*Special Note – Bands are required to perform in the show portion as well. If there are unavoidable circumstances, the entrance fee will be raised to $500.00 to cover the cost of providing the best experience possible. If you have questions about this, please feel free to contact Keith Bisaillon with your concerns.
Ticket InformationTicket prices are as follows:Clinic – Free to all, though spectators may be asked to leave if causing a disturbance to the clinic processShow – Adults: $10 Students/Seniors/Military: $7Children under the age of 5 are admitted for free.Tickets will be available at the gate or can be pre-ordered (will be in packets when checking in)
Contest FormatAll bands will receive a 90 minute clinic as well as a performance with a full judging panel.
Director/Staff TrainingIf there is sufficient interest, there will be director/staff development sessions on both music and visual in the Zalman Center on the south side of the track. Directors and staff can choose to attend either in the afternoon or morning dependent upon group performance time/availability. - Please Note: If there is not enough interest, this will not be offered. I am interested in making this the best learning experience possible for everyone, so if you have something specific you would like to have focused upon in these development sessions, please e-mail me!
Band Director – Harrison High SchoolKeith Bisaillon719email@example.com