The H.E.B. Marching Contest

September 28, 2019 at Pennington Field



HEB Marching Contest Format






    Saturday, September 29, 2018




    Pennington Field, 1501 Central Drive, Bedford, TX 76022



TICKET PRICES - Cash or Credit Cards are accepted


General admission: $15 All-Day / $10 Prelims-only / $10 Finals-only

Seniors 60 and older: $ 10 All-Day / $8 Prelims-only / $8 Finals-only

Children 6 and under: Free all day






    45 minute band warm-up

    30 minute pit warm-up

    15 minute move to gate

    Field entry begins 4 minutes before start time

    15 minutes total allowed (field entry, performance, exit)

    No minimum time requirements






    Nine highly qualified adjudicators will critique all components of the marching show 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 on which he or she focuses. 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.





    Participation Award for all bands

    Best in each class

    2nd, 3rd in each class

    Outstanding Music in each class

    Outstanding Visual in each class

    Outstanding General Effect in each class

    Outstanding Percussion in each class

    Outstanding Color Guard in each class




    Grand Champion

    2nd, 3rd in finals receive trophies

    Outstanding Music in Finals

    Outstanding Visual in Finals

    Outstanding General Effect in Finals

    Outstanding Percussion in Finals

    Outstanding Color Guard in Finals




     Top 10 highest scoring bands advance regardless of classification

 Performance order determined by random draw: Top-5 / bottom-5 format




    Last year’s champion receives choice of performance time

    Last year’s top 5 finalists receive afternoon times

    Entries received before June 1 will be slotted in class by random draw

    Earliest postmark after June 1 gets latest time in class unless earlier time is requested

    * Irregular situations (other same-day performance, etc.) will receive case by case consideration




September 15, 2018

Judging Panel:


20 minute parking  lot component

with private clinician at your disposal


20 minute contest/clinic component

with 2 judges and private clinician in stadium



Site: Pennington Field, 1501 Central Drive, Bedford, TX 76022

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Entry Fee $275


Checks payable to Trinity Bands Booster Club

Send to HEB ISD Marching Contest, c/o Mark Chandler, 1849 Central Drivel, Bedford, TX 76022 Phone: 817 399-2073 Fax: 817 354-3311


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HEB Marching Contest

September 28, 2019


Entry Fee $350
Payable to: Trinity Bands Booster Club
Mail to:
Mark Chandler

Director of Visual and Performing Arts

1849 Central Drive

Bedford, TX 76022


Contact Us

Mark Chandler
Director of Visual and Performing Arts


1849 Central Drive


Bedford, Texas 76022



Phone: 817 399-2073

Fax: 817 354-3311



Pennington Field

1501 Central Drive

Bedford, TX 76022