Festival Information

Festival Specifics

Our format is a Preliminary Round with twelve bands advancing to the Final Round.

The Preliminary Round usually begins at 9:00 a.m. and the Final Round begins at 6:30 p.m.

We have 5 classifications for the Preliminary Round:

Open Class: any size band – FBA style adjudication – rating only

Bronze Class: bands with 69 or less students

Silver Class: bands with 70-99 students

Gold Class: bands with 100-125 students

Platinum Class: bands with 126 or more students


12 bands will advance to the Final Round provided 16 or more bands participate in the competitive Preliminary Round Classes (Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum). If fewer than 16 bands participate in the Preliminary Round, 10 bands will advance.

The top scoring band (1) from each of the Preliminary Round classes (Bronze – Silver – Gold – Platinum) will automatically advance to the Final Round. The remaining bands advancing to the Final Round will be selected from those with the highest scores (regardless of classification).



Preliminary Round and Final Round

Prelims Judging Captions:

Music 1
Music 2
General Effect
Visual Performance
Color Guard
Drum Major
Overall Commentator*

Finals Judging Captions:

Music 1
Music 2
General Effect
Visual Performance
Overall Commentator*

*does not score the band



Best in Class Music
Best in Class Visual Performance
Best in Class General Effect
Best in Class Percussion
Best in Class Auxiliary
Best in Class Drum Major
Overall Best Drum Major (regardless of class)
Overall Best Percussion (regardless of class)
Overall Best Auxiliary (regardless of class)
Superior Awards for Percussion, Auxiliary, Drum Major, Band
Best in Class, 1st Runner Up, 2nd Runner Up by Class


Overall Grand Champion
1st Runner Up
2nd Runner Up
Crowd Pleaser Award
Finalist Award

Registration & Fees

$150, please write out checks to Vero Beach High School and mail it to address below:

Crown Jewel Marching Festival
c/o Page Howell
Vero Beach High School
1707 16th Street
Vero Beach, FL 32960