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

For the Final Round, we use 3 classifications:

Ruby Division: Bands with 80 or less students

          Emerald Division: Bands with 81-119 students

          Diamond Division: Bands with 120 or more students


A total of 12 bands will advance to the Final Round with the intent that each division will have at least 3 to 4 bands. 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) which will bring the total number of bands advancing to twelve.



Preliminary Round and Final Round

Prelims Judging Captions:

Music 1
Music 2
General Effect
Visual Performance
Color Guard
Drum Major
Overall Commentator (does not score the band)

Finals Judging Captions:

Music 1
Music 2
General Effect
Visual Performance
Overall Commentator



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)
Superior Awards for Percussion, Auxiliary, Drum Major, Band
Best in Class, 1st Runner Up, 2nd Runner Up by Class


Best in Division
1st Runner Up in Division
2nd Runner Up in Division
Overall Grand Champion regardless of division
Crowd Pleaser Award

Registration Fee

$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