46th Annual Buccaneer Marching Festival - Oct. 9, 2021

Location: Brenham I.S.D Cub Stadium, 1600 E. Tom Green St., Brenham, TX 77833 ( map)

Music, Marching and General Effect Judges: TBA
Percussion Judge: TBA
Color Guard Judge: TBA

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General Information

  • Scores are not announced, but are listed on the judges’ comment sheets. We will be using CAPTION judging. See comment sheets for details.
  • Awards are given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each class. We will also give caption awards for outstanding drum major, percussion, soloist, and color guard in each class.
  • Westside Recording of Houston will provide a quality recording of your show. This recording along with the audio files of your judges’ comments will be transferred to a USB drive.
  • The stadium clock will NOT be used. We ask that directors adhere to the scheduled warm-up time and transfer to the stadium in a timely manner.
  • Your packet of comment sheets and USB drive will be available for pick-up about 30 minutes after your performance in the press box. Enter the press box from the door on the SOUTH end, and please do not enter the press box during a performance.
  • Admission to the contest is $5 for spectators. Admission is free for age 12 and under. Band directors will be sent passes for their staff, band members and chaperones.
  • Restrooms are available at the stadium ONLY. The middle school and junior high will NOT be open for restroom use.
  • An electrical outlet is available at the 50 yd. line under the stands. BRING YOUR OWN EXTENSION CORD.
  • Award Presentations - We ask that drum majors or designated students REPORT TO THE 50 YARD-LINE ON THE TRACK prior to announcement of awards in order to accept awards as announced. Please let us know if your band will not be present to receive awards.
  • Rain delays - Monitors will relay information from the press box, however, the contest will run without pause barring extreme weather conditions. The field is Astroturf and will not hold water. If a delay is necessary due to lightning, we will resume the contest as soon as possible and make announcements from the press box and via REMIND text messages to directors as information is available.
  • A list of complete contest awards and scores will be emailed to all participating band directors the week after the contest.
  • Concession Stand - Please support the Brenham High School Band Boosters as they are providing our concession stand for the contest.

Unloading Students/Equipment and Parking:

BUSES: Buses will park at the Brenham Junior High parking lot accessed from Tom Green Street. Stadium parking will be used for spectator vehicles.
Before parking, unload students in the designated area (ONE-WAY-DRIVE) near warm-up #1 & #2. The entrance to this driveway is on Niebuhr Street. There will be faculty and student monitors there to meet you. After buses have unloaded the students near the Warm-Up areas, they will proceed through the driveway and turn left onto 577. They will then proceed to the light at Tom Green Street and turn left onto Tom Green. They will enter into the junior high driveway, which is past the stadium parking entrance. There will be a faculty or student monitor there to meet you and direct you to your parking space.

Note: Your school may opt to take buses directly to the junior high parking lot and unload students there to allow for a bathroom visit at the stadium before walking around the stadium to the warm-up areas. Please designate such in the logistics form that will be sent to you after your entry is received.

EQUIPMENT TRUCKS: ONLY if you need to unload wind instruments from your equipment truck, follow the buses into the one-way drive on Niebuhr Street, quickly unload instruments, reload cases, and then proceed to the Blue Bell Aquatic Center parking lot, entering from Tom Green Street. If you do not need to unload instruments, proceed directly to Tom Green Street. Unload in the Blue Bell Aquatic Center parking lot. There will be a faculty or student monitor there to meet you. Pit warm-up areas are on the northwest side of the Boys and Girls Club which is adjacent to the Aquatic Center parking lot.

STUDENTS: A faculty or student monitor will be at the warm-up/unloading area to greet you as you unload the bus. Once students have unloaded, the monitor will lead the band to their assigned warm-up area by going around the northwest (front) side of the school. Warm-up areas are marked.

Warm-up area: #1 & #2 are outside and located adjacent to Brenham Middle School ( see map).

  • Please honor the warm-up & performance schedule as listed. Be courteous to the time of the group following you. There will be a faculty and student monitors at the warm-up site to watch your time and let you know when to move to the stadium. There is a 10-minute interval to move to the stadium.
    • NOTE the stadium map for entry/exit. Band members and pit equipment enter from the WEST side of the stadium (visitor). Pit equipment exits from the same gate. Band members exit through the gate on the EAST side of the stadium (home).
  • Please have your band as well as any speakers faced AWAY from the stadium in order to minimize bleed over of sound to the contest area.
  • Restrooms are NOT available at the warm-up areas. Restrooms are available at the stadium only.

In case of questions or emergencies on the day of the contest please contact any of the following. We will be available in the press box throughout the contest.

Jill Stewart
Instrumental Music Coordinator/Contest Director
(979) 251-2706

Sarah Burke
Director of Bands
(979) 337-4644

Todd Quinlan
Performing Arts Department Head
(979) 337-4556

Directions:

FROM THE EAST (Waller, Houston, etc): BUSES - From US 290 West, exit on FM 577. Turn right at traffic light to continue on FM 577 (Gun & Rod Rd). Proceed approx. 1.5 miles. Pass straight through the traffic light at Stone St. At the next intersection after the Shell Station on the left, turn left on NEIBUHR ST. Turn right into the one-way drive marked "Band Festival Bus Entry and Unloading". PIT TRUCKS will stay on 577 PAST Neibuhr St and the Middle School, and turn left at the next light on TOM GREEN ST. Pit trucks then turn left into the Blue Bell Aquatic Center parking lot. Follow UNLOADING and PARKING instructions above.

FROM THE WEST (Giddings, Austin, etc): Head EAST on US 290. As you enter Brenham, take the exit for TX 36 North toward Somerville. After about 1 mile, turn right at the traffic light for FM 577. Continue straight on 577 through the stoplight at the intersection for Hwy 105. After approx. 1.5 miles, PIT TRUCKS will turn right on TOM GREEN ST. (traffic light) and then turn left into the Blue Bell Aquatic Center parking lot. BUSES, after PASSING the Aquatic Center and the Middle School on your right (stadium will be visible behind Aquatic Center), turn right onto NEIBUHR ST. Turn right into the one-way drive marked "Band Festival Bus Entry and Unloading". Follow UNLOADING and PARKING instructions above.

FROM THE SOUTH (Bellville, etc): Follow TX-36 North and turn right onto 290 West Feeder road. Stay on the feeder. At the 2nd stoplight, turn left onto FM 577 (Gun & Rd Rd.) Proceed approx. 1.5 miles. Pass straight through the traffic light at Stone St. BUSES - At the next intersection after the Shell Station on the left, turn left on NEIBUHR ST. Turn right into the one-way drive marked "Band Festival Bus Entry and Unloading". PIT TRUCKS will stay on 577 PAST Neibuhr St and the Middle School, and turn left at the next light on TOM GREEN ST. Pit trucks then turn left into the Blue Bell Aquatic Center parking lot. Follow UNLOADING and PARKING instructions above.

FROM THE NORTH/NORTHEAST (College Station, Navasota, etc): From TX 105, after passing the Brenham Country Club, take a left at the traffic light onto FM 577 (there are 3 gas stations at various corners). Proceed on FM 577 for approx. 1.5 miles. PIT TRUCKS will turn right on TOM GREEN ST. (traffic light) and then turn left into the Blue Bell Aquatic Center parking lot. BUSES, after PASSING the Aquatic Center and the Middle School on your right (stadium will be visible behind Aquatic Center), turn right onto NEIBUHR ST. Turn right into the one-way drive marked "Band Festival Bus Entry and Unloading". Follow UNLOADING and PARKING instructions above.

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