Welcome to the Harvest Marching Band Festival!

Welcome to the 2009
Harvest Marching Band Festival


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Harvest Marching Band Festival

Harvest Jazz Festival

Enrollment is closed

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 AMFirst Band on warm-up field
10:00 AMParticipating bands begin performing in Preliminary Competition
4:30 PMPreliminary Competition is completed
4:35 PMPreliminary Awards Ceremony - ALL PARTICIPATING BANDS are involved - Drum Majors should 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 PMDinner break begins. Band Directors of finalist bands meet in the Eisenhower High School Band Room.
5:45 PMFinals Presentations of colors and National Anthem.
6:00 PMFirst Band performs in competition.
9:15 PMFinals Competition is completed.
9:20 PMFinals 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 PMAwards Ceremony - All finals bands (Drum Majors come forward) participate in awards.
2010 Jazz Festival Application in PDF format

Open and print the above application and mail to:
Harvest Jazz Festival
4940 Sky Vista Avenue
Yakima, WA 98901
Checks/Purchase Orders:
Make out to: Harvest Festival

2010 Divisions:
High School Jazz Band
Middle School Jazz Band

Early-Bird Fee (if received before Aprio 1, 2010): $200
Standard Fee: $225

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