Houston High School Band
18th Annual COLORFEST
Saturday, March 4, 2017
The Houston High School Band and Band Boosters will again host COLORFEST, our annual Indoor Percussion and Color Guard Contest. All indoor groups, including drumline, percussion ensemble, and color guard units, are invited to participate in what will be a friendly and fun day of performance and competition.
Qualified and experienced indoor adjudicators will be judging this competition. Classifications for entry will follow Winter Guard International guidelines (explained below). Scoring, however, will be done in a much kinder and gentler fashion. This contest is intended to promote indoor activities in the hope that inexperienced groups will be comfortable with the positive nature of the critique. Every unit will receive a trophy to indicate placement.
Drumline, Percussion Ensemble, and Color Guard units may determine the level at which they wish to compete by entering one of several different classifications. These classifications from less to more demanding are: Percussion: Elementary, Middle, Standstill (Concert‐High School), Novice (High School), Advanced (High School) and Independent and Color Guard: Elementary, Middle, Novice (High School), Advanced (High School), and Independent. If you are new to this activity and need guidance, please call us for advice. There will be a separate class for middle school guard and percussion groups. Timing limits will not be enforced. We are recommending 21⁄2 to 5 minutes of performance time for guard and up to 10 minutes for drumlines and percussion ensembles. Getting on and off of the floor will not be timed.
Houston High School is located at 9755 Wolf River Blvd. in Germantown, Tennessee, just outside of Memphis. An entry form, spiel sheet and map is included as an attachment in this mailing and can also be accessed on The Houston Band’s website (www.thehoustonband.com). Although the forms are available to download, they will need to be printed and mailed to us with your payment by February 13, 2017. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Coleman (Houston High School Assistant Band Director) at Della.Coleman@gmsdk12.org or (901) 756‐2370 or Missi Alexander (Colorfest Chair) at firstname.lastname@example.org / (901) 356‐ 4935 (you may want to keep our phone numbers to contact us if needed the day of the event).
We certainly hope that you can join us on Saturday, March 4, 2017.
Matt Taylor, Houston High School Band Director
Della Coleman, Houston High School Assistant Band Director