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Director Info for Grizzly Classic

Directors Notes

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The Grassfield High School Bands Program invites high school marching bands across Virginia and North Carolina to participate in the Annual Grassfield High School Grizzly Classic. The 9th annual event is expected to be held on October 9th, 2021. We offer great space, warm-up times and an award-winning field to showcase each school’s marching program.


Our Goal – 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 bands may share this information with staff and students.

Event Highlights:

Start Time – Late Morning to provide bands with an opportunity to attend multiple shows in one day, including regional championships later in the day in Hampton Roads.

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.

Awards –
Grand Champion – 1st overall
2nd overall
3rd overall
1st place Band in each class
1st place Percussion in each class
1st place auxiliaries in each class​

Hospitality & Food – A generous hospitality tent 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!)
For bands competing that day, we offer the hospitality of a pre-ordered meal deal. No need to worry about scheduling in meal time, just order from us and we will have it ready for your group. We also have a large concession stand that will be fully stocked for parents, family, students, and fans on the day.
We're excited and ready for the 9th annual Grassfield Grizzly Classic on October 9th, 2021.


Registration Questions: Dr. Donny Allen |
                                            Mr. Keith Dublin |

​Event Questions Contact: Joanie Mitchell/ Nicole Liddle;

Warm Up Schedule - Tentative

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