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10/07/23 Grizzly Classic

Hosted by Grassfield HS

Grassfield High School

2007 Grizzly Way.  Chesapeake, VA 23323

Ticket Information

Adults (ages 18 and up): $12.00
Youth (ages 6 to 17): $8.00
Seniors 60+: $6.00

Ages 5 and under: Free


All tickets for this event are considered general admission. There are no reserved seats. No refunds or exchanges.

Schedule TBD

Current Participating Bands:

  • Cox Marching Falcons

  • ​Great Bridge Marching Wildcats

  • Green Run Marching Stallions

  • Hickory Marching Hawks

  • Landstown Marching Eagles

  • Maury Marching Commodores

  • Oscar Smith Marching Tigers

  • Princess Anne Marching Cavaliers 

  • Salem Marching Sundevils

  • Tallwood Marching Lions

Exhibitions Bands: 

  • Grassfield Marching Grizzlies 

  • Old Dominion Marching Monarchs 


Event Questions Contact:  Joan Mitchell & Nicole Liddle


Information Packet


The Marching Grizzlies are proud to host high school marching bands from across Virginia and North Carolina to participate in the 11th Annual Grassfield Grizzly Classic.  This event features renowned judges and enables spectators to view many exceptional marching bands.

The Grizzly Classic is a Virginia Marching Band Cooperative event and is hosted by the Grassfield Band Parent Association. 

Our Goal: Provide constructive evaluation and feedback from an accomplished panel of adjudicators that will benefit the remainder of each band’s marching season, be it regional championships or VBODA Assessment.  We ensure this by hiring quality judges that can offer constructive critique and praise for ANY TYPE of band and by supplying bands with digital files of judge recordings immediately following their performance so directors may share this information with staff and students.
Visiting Marching Bands Info: 

  • Ease of Getting Here – Grassfield High School is located in South Hampton Roads, just off Highway 17 in Chesapeake, providing a central location for southeastern Virginia and eastern North Carolina bands, just two hours from Richmond and two hours from Greenville, NC.

  • Classification – The bands will be divided into classes by size according to the number of playing members. These classes will be determined by natural breaks in the registered bands. Bands will be scheduled within their classes by earliest postmark or timestamp.

  • Hospitality & Food – A generous hospitality tent is located inside the performance enclosure and stocked with our outstanding culinary arts team’s wonderful cooking and beverages. (Come hungry and bring your staff and bus drivers!)​

  • Registration Questions: Mr. Keith Dublin: Mr. Luke Walker: 

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