The Hickory Ridge Festival of Bands will be held on the campus of Hickory Ridge High School on Saturday, September 28. The show will offer caption judging (music, marching, effect).
Hickory Ridge High School is located just over the Cabarrus County line from Charlotte. We are easily reached from I-485 and NC-49. We are also a short distance from I-85.
Our competition begins in the early afternoon, making it possible for you to perform in the morning at another location. We will partner with the Mt. Pleasant Showcase of Champions this year, and work diligently to make the schedule work for any band performing in both events.
Registration space is limited and performance order is determined by postmark, with the earliest postmark date performing last in the class. In the event of the same postmark date in the same class performance order will be determined by the time stamp on the registraion form.
Classification is based upon the total number of winds. After the registration deadline, class sizes (1A-4A) will be established to create equity among the classes.
The following awards will be given:
Overall Class Placement: 1st, 2nd, 3rd in each class
Music Performance: 1st and 2nd in each class
Visual Performance: 1st and 2nd in each class
Overall Effect: 1st and 2nd in each class
Percussion: 1st and 2nd in each class
Guard: 1st and 2nd in each class
Drum Major: 1st and 2nd in each class
Esprit de Corps Award
Division I and Division II Grand Champion
Judges for the 2019 Festival of Bands include the following:
Music: Jay Bolder; Matthews, NC
Visual Performance: Reggie Humphrey, Alpharetta, GA
Overall Effect: Matthew McCurley; Fort Mill, SC
Guard: Tracy Smith; Summerville, SC
Percussion: Jason Gilchrist; Gastonia, NC
Drum Major: Jennifer Tisdale; Mint Hill, NC
REGISTRATON FOR THE 2019 HRHS Festival of Bands in now closed.
The Hickory Ridge Festival of Bands will take place on Saturday, September 28, 2019 on the campus of Hickory Ridge High School in Harrisburg, NC. Registration will be $100.00 per band. Registration can be completed online by filling out the form at the bottom of this page.
Please make checks payable to Hickory Ridge Band Boosters, and mail to:
Chris White, Director of Bands
Hickory Ridge High School
7321 Raging Ridge Road
Harrisburg, NC 28075