BB&T Concert Band Competition
The 42nd annual Concert Band Competition will begin at 8 a.m. Friday, May 3, on the campus of Shenandoah University in Winchester.
Schools are divided into classifications according to the grade level and difficulty of the music performed. Each band is required to perform three selections within a 30-minute period, and two of those selections must be chosen from the Virginia Band and Orchestra Directors’ graded music list. ADMISSION IS FREE!!
Awards for 2013
1st Place: George Washington Middle School
2nd Place: South Hagerstown High School
3rd Place: Mardela Middle & High School
1st Place: South Hagerstown High School
2nd Place: North Hagerstown High School
Shenandoah Award – 1st Place Overall:
George Washington Middle School
President’s Award – 2nd Place Overall:
South Hagerstown High School
Director’s Award – 3rd Place Overall:
North Hagerstown High School
By classification, beginning
with Class C and concluding with Class A.
Competition starts at 8:00 a.m.
Limited to one band per school unless space permits.
$100.00 per band.
Determined by the lowest grade level piece performed for adjudication.
- Class A Music Grade VI
- Class B Music Grade V & VI
- Class C Music Grade IV, V & VI
- Middle school and junior high school bands will perform for ratings
Each band is judged on three selections. One selection may be a march
or other nongraded selection, while the two must be chosen from the
Virginia Band and Orchestra Directors Association music list which
will be forwarded upon acceptance.
By three adjudicators.
Bands achieving a Rating I will receive an award for that accomplishment.
Bands receiving I and II ratings will be eligible for the following awards:
Shenandoah Cup for the outstanding band.
- The President’s Award for the band achieving the second highest point total regardless of
- The Director’s Award for the band achieving
the third highest point total regardless of classification.
First, Second and Third place awards are presented in each classification.
Bands will receive individual score sheets and a cassette recording of
each judge’s comments.