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

Dripping Spring Drum Line Competition “Thunder in the Hills” – Sep 17, 2022

Date:  September 17th, 2022

Times:  This is an all day event

  • See Vandegrift’s performance schedule here:

  • 10:45 First Event Performance

  • 6:45 Warm Up

  • 7:45 Move Time

  • 7:55 Gate Time

  • 8:00 VHS Performance

  • 9:00 Awards

Where: Dripping Springs High School – 940 US-290, Dripping Springs, TX 78620

Tickets:  Available at Gate – $8 Adults, $5 Student/Senior, Free Children < 5

Clear Bag Policy:

  • Clear bags no larger than 12 x 6 x 12

  • More details are available on their bag policy (Click HERE)

Parking:

Parking is free
Volunteers will direct traffic around the north side of the stadium
Trucks/buses will enter on Roger Hanks Parkway and park on the south side of the stadium.

Bands of America (BOA) Austin Regional – September 24th, 2022

Date: September 24, 2022

Time: Preliminary performance 3:00pm; finals performance TBD

Where: Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex – 10211 W. Parmer Lane Austin, TX 78717

Tickets: Ticket Information – CLICK HERE

Bags:

Kelley Reeves has a clear bag policy similar to LISD. Bags must be a clear clutch, 12x12x6, or a one gallon zipper top bag.
More details on the bag policy are available (Click HERE).
Kelley Reeves recommends NOT bringing a bag if possible to expedite the entrance line.
Cameras are allowed, but not in cases.

Texas Marching Classic – October 8th, 2022

Date: October 8, 2022

Time: TBD

Where: Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex – 10211 W. Parmer Lane Austin, TX 78717

Tickets: TBD

Live Stream Option:  Performances will be live streamed with a FloMarching subscription.
More information is available (Click HERE)

Parking:

Parking at the stadium is free
Spectators may park in the south parking lot (left as you enter the stadium)
Parking is first come first served – if you leave the lot may become full.
An overflow parking shuttle will be available from Pearson Ranch Middle School beginning at 1:00pm. Please see the map (Click HERE) for overflow parking.

Bags:

Kelley Reeves has a clear bag policy similar to LISD. Bags must be a clear clutch, 12x12x6, or a one gallon zipper top bag.
More details on the bag policy are available (Click HERE).
Kelley Reeves recommends NOT bringing a bag if possible to expedite the entrance line.
Cameras are allowed, but not in cases.

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.

Questions???

Please find additional information regarding this contest at the Texas Marching Classic website. You may also email Beth Jameson at membership@vhsband.com and I will do my best to help.

Goooooo Vipers!!!!!