General Contest Information

A note on competition:  While we are all very excited to see the students receive accolades for their performance, let us not lose sight that the culture of our program is not rooted in competition.  Positive competitive result is only symptomatic of something much bigger at play…hard work, relationship-building, and working to inspire audiences through performance are at the core of our program philosophy.  I am SO PROUD of our students’ performances, and that pride was established well before any competitive result was announced.  If you have the chance to see other finalist bands, I’m sure you all would agree that the artistry and quality that was demonstrated by all of the bands was overwhelming.  Congratulations to all of our Central Texas bands and their outstanding shows…it will be great to see every show continue to develop throughout the season.  What a special place for high school band in our State!  

– Katie

Upcoming Contests – Fall 2022

UIL STATE Class 6A Marching Contest – November 7-8, 2022

DateNovember 7-8, 2022

TimeMonday, November 7: 6A Prelims (morning, afternoon, evening), Tuesday, November 8: 2A Prelims (morning), 6A Finals (afternoon).  PLEASE NOTE:  Vandegrift Band and Vision will perform their PRELIMS show on Monday, Nov 7th at 8:15pm.  The 6A finals will be on Tuesday, Nov 8th between 2:00pm to 5:30pm (specific time slots are assigned after Prelims).

Where:  Alamodome – 100 Montana St, San Antonio, TX 78203

Tickets:   Single Session Tickets: $20 plus Ticketmaster fees, Double Session Tickets: $35 plus Ticketmaster fees  10/person (4 years and under free) for ALL DAY.  PLEASE NOTE:  There is a “COMBO” ticket if you want to attend BOTH the Monday Prelims and the Tuesday Finals.  You can also purchase them SEPARATELY if you choose.  To purchase tickets for the UIL Class 6A State Marching Competition Click HERE

Parking:  A limited amount of on-site spectator parking will be available in Lot B. The parking fee, as set by the City of San Antonio, is $15 (CARD ONLY). There are no re-entry privileges. Spectator overflow parking will be available off-site.  Click HERE for Parking Options.


The Alamodome has a clear bag policy.  More details on the bag policy are available Click HERE.

Come with Team Spirit!

Wear VHS spirit wear, find other Vandy fans to sit with, and cheer for the band during performances (especially when they take the field).
If you need VHS spirit wear…(Click HERE)
Spirit Sticks are recommended for the evening finals performance, but will likely not be visible for the daylight performance.
Most importantly, please “Define the Standard” by cheering for all schools and being friendly towards parents from other band programs. We all share a unique bond, and you’ll find a fun camaraderie in it.


Please find additional information regarding this contest at the UIL STATE website Click HERE. You may also email Beth Jameson at and I will do my best to help.

Goooooo Vipers!!!!!