Pre-registration is open for the 9th Annual Hornet Invitational to be held on September 16, 2023 at South Gibson County High School in Medina, TN
Here are the bands signed up as of 8/14/23
This is an afternoon/evening competition with the Awards ceremony at 8 pm. This competition uses the Tennessee Bandmasters sheets with four Band judges and three caption judges. Central State Judges Association will be providing the judges for the Band captions, with other highly qualified judges providing scores and feedback for Field Commander, Percussion, and Color Guard captions. The scoring will fit the rubric required to qualify for the TBA Sweepstakes award: "When using the four (4) person adjudication panel, the Music Performance Ensemble and Music Effect scores are multiplied by 1.5 to equal a possible three hundred points each with the Visual Performance and Visual Effect captions receiving a possible two hundred points each. The final score is achieved by multiplying the total points earned by .10. Only the Band scores will be used for the Grand Champion awards."
There will be awards for Field Commander, Percussion, and Color Guard, but these scores will not be factored into the class or overall awards. There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards per class. There will be overall top 5 awards regardless of class including a Grand Champion Award.
South Gibson County High School is located at 1000 Hornet Drive in Medina TN, 38355.
We use caption judging with TBA judging sheets and the Central States Judges Association. We are also aligning the scoring percentages to TBA standards.