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Enroll in the 2024 Harvest Marching Band Festival On-line!


2024 Festival Application in PDF format

Program Descriptions  

Judges, Finals Policy and Scoring

Map of Yakima with food locations indicated

Map of Eisenhower Campus including Contest Warmup/Performance Path

Map of Warm-Up Area "A" at Wilson Middle School

Map of Warm-Up Area "B" at Whitney Elementary School

  • Novice – for beginners
  • A 1-600 Enrollment
  • AA 600-1000 Enrollment
  • AAA Small band 1001+ Enrollment < 100 Performing Members
  • AAA Large band 1001+ Enrollment > 100 Performing Members
  • Enrollment is based on grades 10-12
Just a few features that make the Harvest Band Festival special:
  • Two lined, lighted almost full-size warm-up fields.
  • Music General Effect, Marching General Effect and Auxiliary judges use video cameras to record comments with visual references.
  • A website to facilitate communication - available 24/7!
  • Outstanding Trophies!
  • All Bands receive Awards - no participation plaques
  • Judging Review Sheets after Preliminaries and Finals that include the score sub-sections of each of the nine judging categories.
  • Drum Majors judged by specialist, not by a judge of another category doing "double-duty"
  • Sunshine Guaranteed! (OK, OK - probable. But we can hope can't we?)

A Typical Day at Harvest:

8:30 AM - First Band on warm-up field
9:15 AM - Participating bands begin performing in Preliminary Competition
4:30 - Preliminary Competition is completed
4:35 - Preliminary Awards Ceremony - ALL PARTICIPATING BANDS participate - Drum Majors in uniform on track - Drum Majors should step forward and salute when school name announced - Finalists are announced.
4:45 - Dinner break begins. Band Directors of finalist bands meet in the Eisenhower High School Band Room.
5:30 - Finals begins with the A.C. Davis and Eisenhower High School Bands will each perform a show in exhibition, presentations of colors and National Anthem.
6:00 - First Band performs in competition.
9:15 - Finals Competition is completed.
9:20 - Finals Bands participate in formal retreat (bands march "through" each other on the track and take their place centered on a yard line) while the combined Davis/Eisenhower Bands play.
9:25 - Awards Ceremony - All finals bands (Drum Majors come forward) participate in awards.