Hendersonville Golden Invitational

The 33rd annual Hendersonville Golden Invitational will be held Saturday, September 17, 2022 at Hendersonville High School in Hendersonville, TN.

Follow this address to register for this year's event:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfvWA--AeIG7XTQGSAG4Z4yJVLLJqkSzfywrSuvAA8VJRIqFw/viewform

Rather than specify classifications ahead of time, we will create four equally-populated (or as close to equal as possible) classes based on number of musicians in each group.  Last year's contest classes from smallest to largest:  Class D (5 bands), Class C (4 bands), Class B (4 bands), Class A (4 bands).

Performance Order in each class will be determined by reverse of order of completed registrations.  Your registration will be completed by 1) Submitting this Form and 2) Our Receipt of the $100 Registration Fee. 

Just as in past years our event will be a single-run competition. Every band will go straight from the field to a session indoors with one of our three highly-qualified critique judges. The band members and staff will get immediate feedback from the adjudicator as they watch and listen to the performance they just presented on the field.

ADJUDICATION FORMAT: Tennessee Bandmasters (TBA) Sheets

Judging Panel (Scoring):

Music Ensemble - Dr. Barry Kraus - Director of Bands, Belmont University

Music Effect - Dr. Dave Knowlton - Professor, Southern Illinois University and Experienced Adjudicator

Visual Ensemble - Garrett Coscolluela - Brass Caption Head with Music City Drum Corps

Visual Effect - R. Adam Clark - Experienced Designer and Adjudicator for Marching Band and Winter Guard

Percussion - Adrian Baker - Former Band Director and Experienced Percussion Writer - Ashland City, TN

Color Guard - Nick Doyle - Graduate Assistant at Jacksonville State University, Experienced Color Guard Director


Critique/Clinic Panel (Non-Scoring):

Non-Scoring Critique - Blair Callaway - Professor, Jacksonville State University, Former Director, Heritage HS (GA)

Non-Scoring Critique - Brent Burris - Staff Coordinator, Castle HS (IN); Former Director, Muhlenburg Cty HS (KY)

Non-Scoring Critique - Edward Freytag - Band Director, Whitworth-Buchanan MS; Experienced Composer/Performer/Adjudicator