Welcome to the Harvest Marching Band Festival!

Welcome to the 2013
Harvest Marching Band Festival


Band Director Area

Login to Band Director Area

This password protected area allows Band Directors to update information, submit program information, view schedules and results.

Marching Band Festival

Enrollment online is preferred. Your application will be marked as received the moment you have completed the online process. Also, if your band has previously participated at Harvest then using the second link below (and "logging in") fills in all of information for your school automatically - no muss, no fuss!

New Bands - Enroll in the 2013 Harvest Marching Band Festival On-line!


Bands That Have Attended Before - Enroll in the 2013 Harvest Marching Band Festival On-line!


2013 Marching Band Festival Application in PDF format

Login to obtain important Director Notes

See the Photographer section for important information

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.
  • Digital recordings of judge's comments.
  • A website to facilitate communication - available 24/7!
  • Outstanding Trophies!
  • All Bands receive Awards
  • 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:

9:15 AMFirst Band on warm-up field
10:00 AMParticipating bands begin performing in Preliminary Competition
4:30 PMPreliminary Competition is completed
4:35 PMPreliminary Awards Ceremony - ALL PARTICIPATING BANDS are involved - Drum Majors should be in uniform on the track - Drum Majors should step forward and salute when school name announced - Finalists are announced and other awards presented.
4:45 PMDinner break begins. Band Directors of finalist bands meet in the Eisenhower High School Band Room.
5:15 PMBand Directors of bands not involved in Finals can meet with the judges as clinicians until 5:50 PM
5:50 PMFinals Presentations of colors and National Anthem.
6:00 PMFirst Band performs in Finals competition.
9:15 PMFinals Competition is completed.
9:20 PMFinals 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 PMAwards Ceremony - All finals bands (Drum Majors come forward) participate in awards.

Jazz Band Festival

2014 Jazz Band Festival Application in PDF format