Competitions

Competitions are when the students get to show off all their hard work. It’s thrilling to see everything come together in a competitive environment. They can be very long days, with early starts (3am/4am at CP is not uncommon). It just depends on venue and the time slot we’re given – which isn’t known until closer to the time. (And yes, they sometimes follow on the day after a game day).

Clear bags with maximum dimensions are often needed at bigger venues. (This isn’t always relevant to students if they’re in and out just to perform, but is usually relevant for spectators).

It is normally better to bring cash for parking , admission (if not purchased in advance) and refreshments.

Some venues are warm and some are cold – so bring various layers!  

  • BOA - North Houston Regional (SEP)
  • BOA - West Houston Regional (OCT)
  • Lone Star Preview (OCT)
  • UIL - Regional (OCT)
  • UIL - Area (OCT)
  • BOA - Super Regional (NOV)
  • UIL - State (NOV) (EVEN YEARS ONLY)
  • TCGC (JAN & FEB)
  • WGI (FEB & MAR)
  • TCGC Varsity State Championships (MAR)
  • JV Championships (MAR)
  • WGI World Championships (APR)

https://marching.musicforall.org/about

Not only do we host this event locally, full band and guard perform as much of the show as we are able to for this, our first competition and BOA experience of the season.There is a prelims round where all entrants compete and the top bands compete in a finals round later on that same day.

Grading

"The Bands of America adjudication system is a criteria reference system, in which a band showing proficiency in particular criteria, or meeting certain criteria at a certain level, falls within a scoring range. It is the position of Bands of America that music is the more important aspect of the performance, with marching as the presentation and visual enhancement of the program. Similarly, more emphasis has been placed on the effectiveness of the general effect judges than on fine-line perfection of the performance judges. 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 (i.e. press box), individual performance judges are located on the field."

Spectators

Tickets can be purchased at: https://marching.musicforall.org/schedule/

https://marching.musicforall.org/about

Full band and guard perform as much of the show as we are able to for this competition. This is excellent preparation for BOA Super Regional. There is a prelims round where all entrants compete and the top bands compete in a finals round that same day.

Grading

"The Bands of America adjudication system is a criteria reference system, in which a band showing proficiency in particular criteria, or meeting certain criteria at a certain level, falls within a scoring range. It is the position of Bands of America that music is the more important aspect of the performance, with marching as the presentation and visual enhancement of the program. Similarly, more emphasis has been placed on the effectiveness of the general effect judges than on fine-line perfection of the performance judges. 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 (i.e. press box), individual performance judges are located on the field."

Spectators

Tickets can be purchased at: https://marching.musicforall.org/schedule/

Please note Legacy Stadium in Katy has a strict clear bag policy - check guidelines: https://www.katyisd.org/students/Documents/Katy_ISD_Bag_Policy.pdf

https://www.twhsband.org/2020-lone-star-preview.html

Hosted by The Woodlands High School Marching Band at Woodforest Stadium, this competition that allows full band and guard to perform and refine more of our show. There is a prelims round where all entrants compete and the top bands compete in a finals round that same day.

Grading

More information on grading can be found at: https://www.twhsband.org/for-directors.html

Spectators

Tickets can be purchased at: https://www.twhsband.org/tickets2.html

https://www.region9music.com/marching

Held locally, this is our first UIL competition of the season. (There are no prelims or finals at this event. Any bands receiving a 1 grading go through to Area).

Did you know.....?

TMEA alignments are re-classified every 2 years (EVEN years). This affects which schools form each region within each area.

https://www.tmea.org/regions/alignment/

Grading

More information on grading can be found at:

https://www.uiltexas.org/music/marching-band/marching-band-scoring-and-advancement-procedure

Spectators

Information on how to purchase tickets will be posted when available.

https://www.uiltexas.org/music/marching-band/area

If we are able to achieve a "1" grading at regional level, we will proceed to compete at area level. There is a prelims round where all entrants compete and the top bands compete in a finals round that same day. In even years, participating bands are competing for a position at the state level!

Did you know.....?

TMEA alignments are re-classified every 2 years (EVEN years). This affects which schools form each region within each area.

https://www.tmea.org/regions/alignment/

Grading

More information on grading can be found at:

https://www.uiltexas.org/music/marching-band/marching-band-scoring-and-advancement-procedure

Spectators

Information on how to purchase tickets will be posted when available.

https://marching.musicforall.org/about

This is what it's all about! BOA Super Regional in San Antonio! Full band and guard perform in prelims, vying for a place in finals that same evening.

Grading

"The Bands of America adjudication system is a criteria reference system, in which a band showing proficiency in particular criteria, or meeting certain criteria at a certain level, falls within a scoring range. It is the position of Bands of America that music is the more important aspect of the performance, with marching as the presentation and visual enhancement of the program. Similarly, more emphasis has been placed on the effectiveness of the general effect judges than on fine-line perfection of the performance judges. 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 (i.e. press box), individual performance judges are located on the field."

Spectators

Tickets can be purchased at: https://marching.musicforall.org/schedule/

Please note the Alamodome has a strict clear bag policy - check guidelines: https://www.alamodome.com/plan-your-visit/clear-bag-policy

https://www.uiltexas.org/music/marching-band/state

Bands from across the state compete for top honors at the UIL State Marching Band Championships!

Did you know.....?

TMEA alignments are re-classified every 2 years (EVEN years). This affects which schools form each region within each area.

https://www.tmea.org/regions/alignment/

Grading

More information on grading can be found at:

https://www.uiltexas.org/music/marching-band/marching-band-scoring-and-advancement-procedure

Spectators

Tickets are available in advance through Ticketmaster. Be advised that a Ticketmaster-imposed service charge will apply.

www.ticketmaster.com OR Phone: (800) 745-3000

Please note the Alamodome has a strict clear bag policy - check guidelines: https://www.alamodome.com/plan-your-visit/clear-bag-policy

All guard members perform

Varsity guard members perform

Varsity guard performs in March at the State Championships

All guard members perform

Varsity guard members perform

Some competitions allow professional photographers. If you hear of others to add to the list, let us know!