Welcome to the Harvest Band Festival!

Band Director Area

Login to Band Director Area

This password protected area allows Band Directors to update information, submit program information, view schedules and results.

Information for Band Directors

Enrollment online is preferred. Your application will be marked as received the moment you have completed the online process. Also, if your band has previously participated at Harvest then using the second link below (and "logging in") fills in all of information for your school automatically - no muss, no fuss!

Complete Schedule - With Warmup Time/Location (PDF)  

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

  • 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 Members
  • Enrollment is based on grades 10-12
Just a few features that make the Harvest Band Festival special:
  • 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.