Marching Band Competitions

The band programs of the North Carolina Bandmasters Eastern District are proud to offer the following marching band competitions this year for directors, in-state or out-of-state, to enter their band in for competition. The following competitions are listed from earliest to latest in the year.

SCREAMING EAGLE INVITATIONAL - September 30, 2017

Rob Parker

Ashley High School

555 Halyburton Memorial Parkway

Wilmington, NC 28412

Phone: 910-518-0367

Email: robert.parker@nhcs.net

REGISTRATION FEE: $75

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: September 1, 2017

REGISTRATION FORM: CLICK HERE

STATE SANCTIONED: Yes


WEST CRAVEN CLASSIC - September 30, 2017

Andrew Hedgecock

West Craven High School

2600 Streets Ferry Rd.

Vanceboro, NC 28586

Phone: 252-244-3206

Fax: 252-244-3207

Email: andrew.hedgecock@gmail.com

REGISTRATION FEE: $100

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: September 1, 2017

REGISTRATION FORM: CLICK HERE

STATE SANCTIONED: Yes


MONARCH INVITATIONAL - October 7, 2017

Benjamin Reyes

Northside High School

365 Commons Drive South

Jacksonville, NC 28546

Phone: 910-455-4868

Fax: 910-455-4987

Email: benjamin.reyes@onslow.k12.nc.us

REGISTRATION FEE: $75

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: September 23, 2017

REGISTRATION FORM/INFORMATION: CLICK HERE

STATE SANCTIONED: Yes


42st Annual PEANUT FESTIVAL BATTLE OF THE BANDS - October 7, 2017

Lynn Dale

John A. Holmes High School

600 Woodard Street

Edenton, NC 27932

Phone: 252-482-8426

Fax: 252-482-8426

Email: ldale@ecps.k12.nc.us

REGISTRATION FEE: $100

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 22, 2017

REGISTRATION FORM: CLICK HERE

STATE SANCTIONED: YES


WHITE OAK BAND CLASSIC - October 14, 2017

Perry Ditch/Kevin Day

White Oak High School

1001 Piney Green Rd.

Jacksonville, NC 28546

Phone: 910-455-1541

Fax: 910-455-1078

Email: perry.ditch@onslow.k12.nc.us

REGISTRATION FEE: $75

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: September 15, 2017

REGISTRATION FORM/INFORMATION: CLICK HERE

STATE SANCTIONED: Yes


UPDATED FOR 2017: TOPSAIL HIGH SCHOOL PIRATE CLASSIC - October 21, 2017

Jake Wentzek

Topsail High School

245 N. St. Johns Church Road

Hampstead, NC 28443

Phone: 910-270-2755

Fax: 910-270-9290

Email: jake_wentzek@pender.k12.nc.us

REGISTRATION FEE: $75

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: September 30, 2017

REGISTRATION FORM/INFORMATION: CLICK HERE

STATE SANCTIONED: Yes


PANTHER BAND CLASSIC - October 14, 2017

John Russell

Pasquotank County High School

1064 Northside Road

Elizabeth City, NC 28909

Phone: 252-337-6880

Email: jrussell@ecpps.k12.nc.us

REGISTRATION FEE: $150 for non-members, Free for US Bands Members

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: September 1, 2017

REGISTRATION FORM/INFORMATION: CLICK HERE

(Need to create a profile and then search for the event at PCHS on Oct 14 and click register.)

STATE SANCTIONED: No - USBANDS Sanctioned


CRYSTAL COAST BAND CLASSIC - November 4, 2017

Jorge Benitez

Havelock High School

101 Webb Blvd.

Havelock, NC 28532

Phone: 252-444-5117

Email: jorge.benitez@cravenk12.org

Prelims/Finals Format, Top 8 bands go to finals

REGISTRATION FEE: $75

Registration Opens June 1st

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: October 21, 2017 (or when they reach 20 bands)

REGISTRATION FORM/INFORMATION: CLICK HERE

STATE SANCTIONED: Yes

Exhibition Performance: East Carolina University Marching Pirates