Hoover Invitational Marching Festival

The Hoover Invitational Marching Festival will be held October 17th, 2015 at the Hoover Metropolitan Stadium in Hoover, Alabama.

Tickets Can Be Purchased at the Door

Adults: $8, Students: $5


Schedule of Events
 

regions_thHoover Metropolitan Stadium is the home to the SEC Baseball Tournament featuring the top 12 teams in the Southern Eastern Conference. This facility is converted to a football stadium during football season. The stadium seats over 10,000 people, plus visitor bleachers during football season. The Hoover Met is an excellent facility for hosting the Hoover Invitational. It has plenty of parking, large restrooms, numerous concession stands, ample warm up areas, easy field access for bands and their equipment, and is easily accessible from major interstates. For general directions to the Hoover Metropolitan Stadium, click here, or enter your location here for more specific directions.

Basic Information

ENTRY FEE:

A non-refundable fee of $100.00 must accompany this application and be postmarked by Thursday, October 1, 2015. Please notify us to expect your entry to aid our preparation.

Most communication will be done through email and the festival website information. Please refer to updates as they are posted.

BAND CLASSIFICATION:

Based on number of playing members in the band, NOT including percussion.
Bands are allowed to enter above their classification, but not below.

CLASS A………………………..1-40
CLASS AA………………………41-70
CLASS AAA…………………….71-95
CLASS AAAA…………………..96 & above

PERFORMANCE AREA:

Hoover Metropolitan Stadium. (Standard football field clearly marked every five yards with high school hash marks.) Bands must enter, perform, and exit within the 15 minute performance time allowed. ALL show related materials must be removed at the conclusion of the performance. Fireworks are prohibited by Hoover Metropolitan Stadium and the City of Hoover.

ADJUDICATION:

1. The style of show, field entrance, and exit from the field are unrestricted.
2. Band Judging will be Olympic style, with the highest and lowest scores being dropped. The three remaining scores will be averaged for the final ratings.
3. Ratings and numerical scores will be given to each band, auxiliary group (minimum of 3 performers), percussion section, and Drum Majors.
4. Ratings will be given as follows:

  1. SUPERIOR…………………85-100
  2. EXCELLENT……………….70-84.9
  3. GOOD………………………55-69.9
  4. FAIR……………………….. 54.9 and below

5. Any band may enter for ratings or comments only.

GENERAL ADMISSION:

$8.00 for Adults, $5.00 for Students.

CATEGORIES OF AWARDS

TROPHIES will be awarded to all bands, colorguards, majorette squads, percussion sections, and dance teams which receive a SUPERIOR rating. Drum Majors will receive individual medals for a SUPERIOR rating. Feature Twirlers (one or two twirlers) will receive individual medals for a SUPERIOR rating.

BEST IN CLASS:

The “Best In Class” award will be based on the highest number of points. The three remaining band judges scores after high and low are dropped will be added together to determine the “Best in Class” band. A “Best In Class” trophy will be awarded to the best band, colorguard, drum major(s), majorette squad, percussion section, and dance team in each class. Feature Twirlers will not be eligible for the “Best In Class” award.

JUDGES:

Band

Aaron Robin (Lafayette, LA) 
David Allinder (Irondale, AL) 
Greg Snyder (West Chester, Ohio) 
Chris Linley (Albertville, AL) 
Garry Taylor (Cullman, AL)
 
Percussion 
Joe Fant (Fairhope, AL) 
 
Drum Major 
Ty Parker (Good Hope, AL)
 
Colorguard 
KC Perkins (Atlanta, GA) 
 
Dance/Majorette 
Jennifer Ayers (Homewood, AL)

2015 SCHEDULE:

 

CLASS A
1:30 Purvis High School Purvis, MS
1:50 American Christian Academy Tuscaloosa, AL
2:10 Laurel High School Laurel, MS
2:30 Leeds High School Leeds, AL
CLASS AA
2:50 Hueytown High School Hueytown, AL
3:10 Corner High School Dora, AL
3:30 Brewer High School Somerville, AL
3:50 Oak Grove High School Bessemer, AL
4:10 Pelham High School Pelham, AL
BREAK
4:30 – 5:30 DINNER BREAK FEATURING
THE HOOVER HIGH “FIRST EDITION” JAZZ ENSEMBLE
SALLIE VINES WHITE, DIRECTOR
The National Anthem – 5:30pm
Simmons Middle School—Valerie Morgan, Director
CLASS AAAA
6:30 James Clemens High School Madison, AL
6:50 Grissom High School Huntsville, AL
7:10 Thompson High School Alabaster, AL
P E R F O R M I N G    I N    E X H I B I T I O N
7:30 Hoover High School
AWARDS  8:00 PM
Representatives from each school should arrange themselves in band
performance order behind the visitor’s bleachers for the awards retreat.
Thank you for joining us for the Hoover Invitational Marching Festival!
We’ll see you next year on October 15, 2016.