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47th Annual Buccaneer Marching Festival - Oct.8, 2022

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

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Last year we ran a new format due to the pandemic. It was very well-received by our participating bands, so we have decided to run a similar format this year.

  • 30 minutes: Warmup at warmup area
  • 10 minutes: Walk to field from warmup area
  • 5 minutes: Entry to field
  • 10 minutes: Performance of contest program
  • 30 minutes: Clinic from judges
  • 5 minutes: Exit field

Prelim performances will begin at 9:30 am and conclude with a performance by the Blinn Buccaneer Band at 6:15 pm.

Finals performances will begin at 7:30 pm. Awards will be announced at approximately 9:00 pm.

Scheduling will be done on a first-come, first-served basis. On your entry form, you will request your preferred performance time of day and available performance times of day.

Time slots are listed in chart below.

Scores are not announced but are listed on the judges’ comment sheets. We will be using CAPTION judging for prelims.

Total number of bands will be limited to 10. The top 6 bands will have the opportunity to advance to finals. Ideally, the final bands will include 3 bands from 5A-6A and 3 bands from 1A-4A. This will depend on number of entries in each category.

The stadium clock will NOT be used. We ask that directors adhere to the scheduled warmup time and transfer to the stadium in a timely manner.

Your packet of comment sheets 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 for the contest is $5 for spectators. Admission is free for age 12 and under. Band directors will be sent free 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.

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 test messages to directors as information is available.

JOIN REMIND: text @blinnmar to 81010 - OR - go to https://www.remind.com/join/blinnmar

Concession Stand - Please support the Brenham High School Band Boosters as they are providing our concession stand for the contest.

Finals Award Presentation - We ask that drum majors or designated students report to the 50-yd-line on the track prior to announcement of awards to accept awards as announced. Please let us know if your band will leave before the end of Finals.

A list of complete contest awards and scores will be emailed to all participating band directors the week after the contest.

Preliminary Performance/Clinic Schedule

Warmup Enter Field Prelim Performance Clinic
8:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. 9:25 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 9:40 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.
9:35 a.m. - 10:05 a.m. 10:15 a.m. 10:20 a.m. 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
10:25 a.m. - 10:55 a.m. 11:05 a.m. 11:10 a.m. 11:20 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. 11:55 a.m. 12:00 p.m. 12:10 p.m. - 12:40 p.m.
12:05 p.m. - 12:35 p.m. 12:45 p.m. 12:50 p.m. 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
1:25 p.m. - 1:55 p.m. 2:05 p.m. 2:10 p.m. 2:20 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.
2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. 2:55 p.m. 3;00 p.m. 3:10 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.
3:05 p.m. - 3:35 p.m. 3:45 p.m. 3:50 p.m. 4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
3:55 p.m. - 4:25 p.m. 4:35 p.m. 4:40 p.m. 4:50 p.m. - 5:20 p.m.
4:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. 5:25 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 5:40 p.m. - 6:10 p.m.

Finals Warmup/Performance Schedule

Warmup Enter Field For Finals Performance
6:50 p.m. - 7:20 p.m. (Warmup area 1) 7:30 p.m.
7:05 p.m. - 7:35 p.m. (Warmup area 2) 7:45 p.m.
7:20 p.m. - 7:50 p.m. (Warmup area 1) 8:00 p.m.
7:35 p.m. - 8:05 p.m. (Warmup area 2) 8:15 p.m.
7:50 p.m. - 8:20 p.m. (Warmup area 1) 8:30 p.m.
8:05 p.m. - 8:35 p.m. (Warmup area 2) 8:45 p.m.

Unloading Students/Sequipment 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 warmup #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 warmup 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 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 warmup 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 warmup 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 warmup/unloading area to greet you as you unload the bus. Once students have unloaded, the monitor will lead the band to their assigned warmup area by going around the northwest (front) side of the school. Warmup areas are marked.

Warmup area: #1 & #2 are outside and located adjacent to Brenham Middle School. see map

Please honor the warmup & performance schedule as listed. Be courteous to the time of the group following you. There will be a faculty and student monitors at the warmup 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 warmup 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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