Rough Rider Marching Contest

Heroes Stadium October 5, 2019

Directors:  This year's 35th Annual Rough Rider Marching Contest will be held Saturday 6 October 2018 at Heroes Stadium.  We think you'll find that we go the extra mile to make this a valuable and pleasant experience for everyone. As most of you know, Heroes Stadium is also the site of the Region 12 UIL 5A/6A Marching Contest, and we set up the logistics of Rough Rider Marching Contest exactly like the UIL Marching Contest. Needless to say, this is a terrific way to familiarize you and your Band with not only the logistics, but the sound, balance, and visual presentation in Heroes Stadium.

General Admission is $7, Students $5, age 5 and under are free.

We have a fantastic judging panel made up of seasoned educators who will give you a fair and honest evaluation that will help you through the rest of the marching season. Our 2018 judges were:
Band Judges:
Glenn Richter, University of Texas
Michael Brashear, Executive Director, TMEA
Beth Bronk, Texas Lutheran University

Color Guard Judge:
Geoffrey Sperling, Director, Origins Colorguard

Percussion Judge:
Ben Pyles, University of Texas at San Antonio

We give trophies in every classification for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place Bands, Outstanding Horn Line, Outstanding Battery Percussion, Outstanding Sideline Ensemble, Outstanding Soloists, and Outstanding Color Guard ; plus Participation Plaques for every  Band.

 Please encourage your student's family members to attend.  Heroes Stadium is a beautiful venue that really showcases your band's look and sound.  We have famous mesquite grilled burgers, hot dogs, and sausage wraps, plus a wide variety of drinks and snacks.  This is a great Band Festival atmosphere that your students and their families will enjoy.   The TR Band will provide a free meal to all Directors, bus drivers, and truck drivers.  This year again we will be offering the Director's Skybox Lounge, providing a great view of the contest and serving free cold drinks, snacks, and air conditioning!