The H.E.B. Marching Contest


October 7, 2017 at Pennington Field

HEB Marching Contest Format

2017 HEB Marching Contest Schedule




    Saturday, October 7, 2017




    Pennington Field, 1501 Central Drive, Bedford, TX 76022




    30 minute warm-up (physical & musical available)

    10 minute move to gate

    15 minutes allowed on field (entry, warm-up, performance and exit)

    No minimum time requirements




    A panel of seven highly qualified adjudicators will critique all components of the marching show and make constructive comments in an effort to promote improvement and solidify achievement.




    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




    Prior year's champion gets choice of performance times

    Earliest postmark gets latest time in class (unless earlier time is requested)

    If multiple entries are received on or before June 1st, a drawing will be held for marching order.


2016 HEB Marching Contest Prelims Results

2016 HEB Marching Contest Finals Results



Judges for the 2017 HEB Marching Contest at Pennington Field


George Boulden: University of Kentucky Associate Professor of Music, Adjudicator with BOA, DCI and Drum Corps Japan.


Dr. John Bell: Professor of Music at Southern Illinois UE, Director of St. Louis Brass Band, former brass caption head for Blue Knights.


WL Whaley: Chief Judge for Colorado Bandmasters Association, Adjudicator with DCI and WGI and Presenter for Conn-Selmer.


Jaime Holly: Visual Instructor and Drill Writer for the 18-time DCI World Champion Blue Devils and Soka Renaissance Vanguard from Japan.


Adam Sage: Former visual caption head and designer for Carolina Crown, Phantom Regiment. Cavaliers, WGI, DCI and BOA director and designer.


Jared Andrews: Percussion instructor for the 18-time DCI World Champion Blue Devils and caption head for RCC Indoor Percussion and Marching Band.


Courtney Mills: Founder of ColorguardEDU, clinician-instructor, performer with WGI Champion The Company and DCI’s Carolina Crown.








September 16, 2017

Judging Panel:

Brian Lowe
Scott Johnson
Rick Rodrigues
Dr. Brian West
Kennan Wylie

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

Check our website for updates –


Entry Fee $250


2016 HEB Drumline Clinic/Contest Recap

Professional Video included. Checks payable to HEB ISD Bands

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

october 7, 2017

Entry Form

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



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Pennington Field

1501 Central Drive

Bedford, TX 76022