Marching Band Festival
Enrollment in the 2011 Festival will be available in the spring.
2010 Program Descriptions
Judges, Finals Policy and Scoring
Map of Yakima with food locations indicated
Map of Eisenhower Campus including Contest Warmup/Performance Path
Map of Warm-Up Area "A" at Wilson Middle School
Map of Warm-Up Area "B" at Whitney Elementary School
Just a few features that make the Harvest Band Festival special:
Novice – for beginners
- A 1-600 Enrollment
- AA 600-1000 Enrollment
- AAA Small band 1001+ Enrollment < 90 Performing Members
- AAA Large band 1001+ Enrollment > 90 Performing MembersEnrollment is based on grades 10-12
- Two lined, lighted almost full-size warm-up fields.
- Music General Effect, Marching General Effect and Auxiliary judges use video cameras to record comments with visual references.
- A website to facilitate communication - available 24/7!
- Outstanding Trophies!
- All Bands receive Awards - no participation plaques
- Judging Review Sheets after Preliminaries and Finals that include the score sub-sections of each of the nine judging categories.
- Drum Majors judged by specialist, not by a judge of another category doing "double-duty"
- Sunshine Guaranteed! (OK, OK - probable. But we can hope can't we?)
A Typical Day at Harvest:
9:15 AM - First Band on warm-up field
10:00 AM - Participating bands begin performing in Preliminary Competition
4:30 - Preliminary Competition is completed
4:35 - Preliminary Awards Ceremony - ALL PARTICIPATING BANDS are involved - Drum Majors need to be in uniform on the track - Drum Majors should step forward and salute when school name announced - Finalists are announced and other awards presented.
4:45 - Dinner break begins. Band Directors of finalist bands meet in the Eisenhower High School Band Room.
National Anthem and other cermonies
6:00 - Finals begin First Band performs in competition.
9:15 - Finals Competition is completed.
9:20 - Finals Bands participate in formal retreat (bands march "through" each other on the track and take their place centered on a yard line) while the combined Davis/Eisenhower Bands play.
9:25 - Awards Ceremony - All finals bands (Drum Majors come forward) participate in awards.
Jazz Band Festival
2010-2011 Jazz Band Festival Application in PDF format