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Share The Music: A Virtual Marching Band Festival



 Provides awards plus written and recorded feedback

 Validates student efforts

 Showcases progress



To offer a positive, uplifting experience that addresses the unique circumstances created by COVID-19 restrictions.


  • Expert performance evaluation and motivational comments (written & on video) for each group.
  • Achievement Awards:
    • Standing Ovation
    • Round of Applause
    • Crowd Pleaser

Opportunity to compete for BEST IN CLASS and BEST IN FESTIVAL (5A-6A or 4A and below).


“School music ensembles need goals plus performance and competitive opportunities. The virtual festival provides students and directors with greatly needed feedback, team motivation and a competitive arena.”
– Scott McAdow


Q: What criteria will be used for determining the awards?

A: Tone quality, tuning, marching fundamentals


Q: How much is the registration fee?

A: $100 registration fee per non-competition group (comments, achievement award only) $125 registration fee for Best in Class/Best in Festival competition entry.


Q: When is the registration and video entry deadline?

A: The registration deadline is November 10, 2020. The entry deadline is November 20, 2020.


Q: When will results be available?

A: Performance results will be announced by December 1, 2020.


Q: Who will see these video recordings?

A: Only the evaluator assigned to your group’s category will have access to video recordings.


Q: What are the performance requirements?

A: Any performance or practice video recording, 4 minutes minimum; 8 minutes maximum.


Q: What are the competition categories?

A: 1A, 2A, 3A, 4A, 5A division II (100 or less), 6A division II (100 or less), 5A division I (101+), 6A division I (101+) There will also be a military marching category and evaluator.


Q: What are the uniform requirements?

A: Formal or informal band uniform.


Q: How will I receive feedback on the performance?

A: The evaluator will review the performance video and record real-time comments plus email written comments. 


Please direct any comments, questions, or concerns to Kyle Friesenhahn at


Click Here To Register Now!


“This new festival gives Texas music students opportunities to measure their progress.  Bands, choirs and orchestras need to perform!”
– Keith Bearden


“I am so excited for the students to get a chance to prepare and perform for an evaluation.  They need this.”
– Charlotte Royall



Charles Aguillon

Director of Fine Arts, Lake Travis ISD, Austin
Director of Education, Genesis Drum and Bugle Corps, Austin
Austin, TX





Keith Bearden
Professor Emeritus
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX







Ross Boothman
Director of Bands, Fine Arts Chair, Lumberton HS (Ret.)
Educational Sales/Consultant, Swicegood Music Company
Instrumental Adjudicator
Huffman, TX






G. Wayne Maxwell
Director of Bands – Tomball High School (ret.)
Music Education Consultant
Private Teacher/Coach







Scott McAdow
Director of Bands, Langham Creek High School, (Ret.)
University Supervisor, University of Houston
Music Director, Advent Lutheran Church
Tomball, TX






Dr. Timothy Rhea
Director of Bands & Music Activities
Administrative Head, Music Programs
Texas Aggie Band
Conductor, University Wind Symphony
Texas A & M University
College Station, TX





Ronnie Rios
Director of Music Programs
Harlingen CISD
RGV Jazz Orchestra
Harlingen, TX







Charlotte N. Royall
Director of Bands, The Woodlands College Park HS (Ret.)
Instrumental Clinician, Consultant
University Supervisor, University of Houston
Willis, TX




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