Crown Jewel 2017

Marching Band Festival


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Saturday, October 21, 2017


The 36th Annual Crown Jewel Marching Band Festival will be Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Vero Beach High School. Founded in 1981 by James Sammons and Gordon Popple, the Crown Jewel Festival is one of the oldest continuous marching festivals in Florida. Crown Jewel Festival is linked up with FMBC, where approximately 25 bands will be competing in 5 classifications. Judges with backgrounds including BOA, DCI, WGI, FBA, FMBC, FFCC training and adjudicating. March your band in our NEWLY renovated Citrus Bowl where the Fighting Indians Marching Band and Band Boosters provide a smooth running contest and the Treasure Coast community provides a packed house of enthusiastic fans and spectators. Please come join us for the Crown Jewel Festival on October 21st here at Vero Beach High School’s stadium (Citrus Bowl).

Mark your calendar now - October 21, 2017





Approximately 9 AM



Citrus Bowl

Vero Beach High School
1707 16th Street
Vero Beach, FL 32960


General Admission 

Adults - $14
Youth (age 6-18)- $6
Children under 5 - Free

Vero Beach High School and the Citrus Bowl

Our NEWLY renovated stadium is undergoing several phases of improvement. We have our new home seating and will be having all new concessions and front gate in time of Crown Jewel. 

As well as our stadium, warmups will be held around Vero Beach High School's campus.


Page Howell, Festival Director

772 564 5451


Brandon Putzke,  Assistant Festival Director

772 564 5413


James Sammons, Executive Director - Show Coordinator

772 532 9884