• 31st Annual Edna Cowboy Invitational

    Marching Contest

    Saturday, October 13, 2018

    Entry Deadline: September 13, 2018


    The Edna Band Boosters, along with the Edna Independent School District, cordially invites your band to participate in the 31st Annual Edna Cowboy Invitational Marching Contest at Edna Cowboy Stadium in Edna, Texas. Entry fee for our contest is $350.00. Listed below is what our contest will offer to you and your students.



    We run a Preliminary/Finals format.
    If you need a special performance time, every effort will be made to accommodate your request.  
    Prelims start time will be determined by the number of entries and requests for special performance times. Finals will be in the evening, with the top 8 bands performing again. We will have the Class Champions along with the next highest 3-4 scoring bands competing in Finals – all dependent upon number of bands in each UIL classification.


    Bands may perform for ratings or comments only. The will be a panel of 6 individuals – 3 Scoring Judges – 1 Color Guard Judge – 1 Percussion Judge – 1 Clinician for the video clinic following your show.

    A unique feature of our marching contest is that each band will receive a clinic with one of our 3 clinicians immediately after their preliminary performance. You and your students will view your video in the auditorium and the clinician will make helpful comments while pointing out points during the video.

     Scoring will be given within 4 captions: Music - Marching - Color Guard - Drum Line. Only the scores for Music and Marching will be used in determining Class Champions and Finals advancement. The Caption scores are only for the Caption Awards and are not calculated in Division Rating or Finals advancement.


     All adjudicator comments will be provided on a Flash Drive. Each band will receive a DVD of their performance.


     First, Second, and Third Place will be awarded in each classification. A band must be performing for ratings to be considered for placement.  


     Awards will also be given in each classification for Outstanding Horn Line, Drum Line, Color Guard, Drum Majors, and Soloists.


     Each group will have 5 minutes to enter the field, 8 minutes performance time, and 2 minutes to exit.  We will run a continuous clock, with announcements at the same times as UIL.


     There will be water stations located in the warm-up areas, as well as the field area for your students’ comfort.


     The Edna Band Boosters will have a full concession stand for band members and spectators.  You will also have the opportunity to order meal deals through the Edna Band Boosters.


     We hope you will consider attending our contest, and we look forward to seeing you in Edna on October 13.



    Russell Balusek                                              

    Director of Bands, Edna ISD