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Music Meet Information

The 2024 Blinn College District Annual Music Meets will be live on Thursday and Friday, March 21 & 22, 2024 at the Blinn College District - Brenham Campus.

Locations : W.W. O’Donnell Performing Arts Center at 600 Blinn Blvd.

Festival Rules and Guidelines

All applications must be submitted by Monday, March 4, 2024 (if you have not done so prior). The entry application link can be found below.

All entry fees must be submitted by Monday, March 18, 2024

  1. The entry fee outline is:
    1. $250 per Elementary, 6th grade, or Middle School Band
    2. $350 per High School Band
    3. $325 per High School Band if entering 2 or more bands
    4. $300 per High School Band if entering 3 or more bands
  2. All participants will receive a detailed comment sheet from each judge and a rating somewhere between Divisions I (Superior Rating) through Division II (Proficient Rating) Division III (Needs Improvement).
  3. You will also receive a flash drive of your performances and the judges’ spoken critiques.
  4. Payment by check, made out to the Blinn College Band, can be sent to Jill Stewart at 902 College Ave., Brenham, TX 77833.
  5. Awards will be given to each band that receives a Superior rating.

We ask that you please observe the following guidelines:

  1. Provide three scores with measures numbered on the day of the contest (please write the school name on each).
  2. You may perform two or three selections as you wish within your given time
  3. Your time slot covers BOTH your pre-performance warm-up as well as your performance time. Your repertoire selection will need to fit within that time frame. It is imperative we stay within the time limit. Times are assigned as follows:
    • High School Bands: 45 minutes
    • Middle School Varsity Bands: 45 minutes
    • Middle School Non-Varsity Bands: 30 minutes
    • 6 th Grade/Beginner Bands: 30 minutes
  4. At your arrival, unload students and equipment in the parking lot behind the W.W. O’Donnell Performances Arts Center, and then instruct your buses/truck to park across the street in open parking spaces at the Student Center (see Brenham Campus Map). Parking in any other area on campus is very congested and could lead to a citation from the Blinn Police Department.
  5. Please be prepared for your individual logistics with set-up and percussion equipment needs. Your set-up chart should be sent to Jill Stewart at a week before the contest date. Be sure it includes a drawing with numbers of rows, chairs, stands, and approximate location of percussion equipment.
    • We will provide 4 timpani (without gauges), xylophone, bells, chimes, marimba (4.3 octave), piano, and a concert bass drum in addition to a director’s podium. Any other equipment must be brought with you!
  6. Music selection is entirely your call… judges will comment on suitability of music for your group according to class, age-level, etc.
  7. Once your performance is completed, you will be sent (shared via Google Drive) a recording that contains the performance of your band as well as the comments from each of the three judges. You will also receive your scores that you provided for the judges and an envelope with your paper critique sheets and ratings. A space will be provided backstage where you may meet with judges to discuss your performance if you desire and if time permits.
  8. Those with more than one group should seat both groups in the auditorium to easily facilitate change in set-up between bands.
  9. A faculty or student monitor will greet you as you arrive and guide you into the theater.

Contest Coordinator

Jill Stewart

Music Meet Form