Friday, November 1, 2013 in Hansen Stadium at DSU is the event called the Red Rocks Invitational and is sponsored by the Utah Music Educators Association. This event is THE STATE OF UTAH MARCHING BAND FINALS COMPETITON endorsed by the Utah High School Activities Association.
The Red Rocks Invitational will begin at 9:00 a.m. and conclude about 9:00 p.m. There will be 42 bands from throughout Utah, some from Idaho, Nevada, Colorado and California competing at this large event. There will be 3,000+ student performers. Small bands of 40-50 members and very large bands of more than 200 students will provide hours of entertainment. Each band will perform a 15 minute show on the football field marching in precision formations and supported by their flag and rifle corp. A panel of nationally recognized judges will fly into St. George to adjudicate the show and the highest scoring bands will take home trophies. The Bands from Utah will be eligible for State Awards based on their final performance in Red Rocks Invitatio
Admission price is $7.00 Adults (Post HS) Students $6.00 (Public School Ages) Senior $6.00 (62+) Children 0-5yrs Free, Family $25.00 (Mother, Father, children in immediate family not grandparents, uncles, etc.)
The volunteers to run the show will be provided by three high school band booster organizations, American Fork HS, of Am. Fork. UT; Davis HS, of Kaysville, UT; and Mountain Crest HS, of Hyrum, UT with the assistance of the Washington County School District.
The second event is:
BANDS OF AMERICA— ST. GEORGE REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
On Saturday, November 2, 2013, another giant marching band competition will be held in the Hansen Stadium. This event is sponsored by a national band organization called Bands of America, a branch of Music For All Corporation. The corporation headquarters is in Indianapolis, IN. They sponsor 15 Regional Championship Marching Band Competitions throughout the United States leading up to the Grand National Championship held in Indianapolis on November 13-16, 2013. This event is the St. George Regional Championship for the western region of the United States.
The competition is designed to have a Preliminary Competition beginning in the morning at 9 a.m. in which each of the 23 registered bands will perform. Following these judged performances an award assembly will be held at 4:30 p.m. The top 12 scoring bands will be announced to compete in the Finals Competition that will begin at 7:00 p.m. and end about 10:00 p.m. Admission prices are:
General Admission $14 Prelims / $14 Finals / $22 Day Pass. Children 10 and under admitted for free to general admission seats. Student Discount –Youth 11-18 years old: $7 off any General Admission ticket. College Student Discount –$7 off any General Admission ticket. Seniors Discount - 62 years and over: $3 off any ticket type.
The size of these events brings a wonderful weekend of cultural activity to St. George residents and will be a major financial benefit for St. George City Hotels, and other businesses. Come and see the best High School bands in the west perform for you.