• 2017 Sunnyvale Marching Invitational

    (as of July 31st, 2017 our SMI Contest is officially capped)
    Send email to Mark Conaway, Sunnyvale Band Director, if you would like your group to be placed on waiting list.  Thanks for thinking of us and best wishes!!
    2017 SMI Marching Contest  
     You are invited to attend the 5th annual Sunnyvale Marching Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 7th, 2017.  We are very excited to host this event on our improved synthetic turf field at the Sunnyvale High School Stadium.  A perfect venue for the smaller schools band (1A – 5A) that desires to be evaluated by an experienced and award-winning panel of judges. 

    The contest will run on a prelims-finals UIL Area judging format.  All groups will be judged in music, marching, general effect, percussion, and color guard.  Each band will receive comments, a trophy for participation, and a DVD with video and audio of their performance.  Also, awards will be presented for Best in Class Hornline, Drumline, Color Guard, Drum Major, and then 1st,2nd, and 3rd placement overall. 

    Sunnyvale High School is located in Dallas County just east of Mesquite between I30 and Hwy 80.  The stadium is convenient to restaurants, shopping, and hotels.  However, no need to even leave the stadium since our band booster will offer a variety of concessions.  

    We provide:
    1.  A DVD professional video by (Brad Gearhart Recording Services) of your group on the field with professional mics placed on field for superior sound.
    2.  Audio comments from judges that can be easily accessed electronically with Flash drive/ Google Drive.
    3.  Great warm up areas that are away from stadium site.
    4.  Full food concessions from our boosters, Pep Wear memorabilia, and several food vendors such as Kona Ice, Dale Grave Cotton Candy, and Tim Elcey Gourmet Food Trailer
    5.  Our Band Boosters provide the best in director hospitality and service.
    6.  Our commitment of service to you as we continue a great tradition of offering a class event for smaller groups.
    7.  Easy to access anywhere.  Sunnyvale is located just off of Hwy 80 with 2 min drive to stadium on Collins Road.
    Map to Sunnyvale HS and 2017 SMI
    2017 Sunnyvale Marching Invitational Schedule
    School Class Warm-Up Leave Warm-Up Performance
    Kaufman HS 4A 9:00 AM-A 9:30 AM 9:45 AM
    Cayuga HS 2A 9:15 AM-B 9:45 AM 10:00 AM
    Kerens HS 2A 9:30 AM- A 10:00 AM 10:15 AM
    Cross Roads HS 2A 9:45 AM-B 10:15 AM 10:30 AM
      JUDGES BREAK 30 MIN    
    Tom Bean HS 2A 10:30 AM-B 11:00 AM 11:15 AM
    Kemp HS 3A 10:45 AM-A 11:15 AM 11:30 AM
    Palmer HS 3A 11:00 PM-B 11:30 AM 11:45 AM
    Tenaha HS 2A 11:15 AM-A 11:45 AM 12:00 PM
    Clarksville HS 2A 11:30 AM-B 12:00 PM 12:15 PM
    Leonard HS 3A 12:45 PM-A 1:15 PM 1:30 PM
    Westwood HS 3A 1:00 PM-B 1:30 PM 1:45 PM
    Farmersville HS 3A 1:15 PM-A 1:45 PM 2:00 PM
    Whitewright HS 3A 1:30 PM-B 2:00 PM 2:15 PM
    Elkhart HS 3A 1:45 PM-A 2:15 PM 2:30 PM
    Malakoff HS 3A 2:00 PM-B 2:30 PM 2:45 PM
    Brock HS 3A 2:15 PM-A 2:45 PM 3:00 PM
    Mineola HS 3A 3:00 PM-A 3:30 PM 3:45 PM
    Naaman Forest HS 5A 3:15 PM-B 3:45 PM 4:00 PM
    Scurry- Rosser HS 3A 3:30 PM-A 4:00 PM 4:15 PM
    Wills Point HS 4A 3:45 PM-B 4:15 PM 4:30 PM
    Clark HS 4A (6A) NV 4:00 PM-A 4:30 PM 4:45 PM
    Denison HS 5A 4:15 PM-B 4:45 PM 5:00 PM
    Queen City HS 3A 4:30PM-A 5:00 PM 5:15 PM
    Lutheran High North Private School 4:45 PM- B 5:15 PM 5:30 PM
        6:00 PM
    School Open Class Warm-Up Leave Warm-Up Performance
    1st  Clark 6:15 PM-A 6:45 PM 7:00 PM
    2nd Westwood  6:30 PM-B 7:00 PM 7:15 PM
    3rd Teneha  6:45 PM-A 7:15 PM 7:30 PM
    4th Clarksville  7:00 PM-B 7:30 PM 7:45 PM
    5th Wills Point  7:15 PM-A 7:45 PM 8:00 PM
    6th Farmersville  7:30 PM-B 8:00 PM 8:15 PM
    7th Namann Forest   7:45 PM-A 8:15 PM 8:30 PM
    8th Denison  8:00 PM-B 8:30 PM 8:45 PM
    9th Queen City   8:15 PM-A 8:45 PM 9:00 PM
    10th Mineola  8:30 PM-B 9:00 PM 9:15 PM
    Sunnyvale Raider Pride Band
      8:45 PM-B 9:15 PM 9:30 PM
    Tyler Junior College Apache Band
      8:45 PM-A 9:30 PM 9:45 PM
    Drum Major Retreat and Finals Awards
        10:00 PM
    Judges for contest are:
    Rob Toups, Retired Director of Bands, Canton High School, Canton ISD
    Danny Prado, Retired Director of Bands, Grapevine Colleyville ISD, and HEB ISD
    Elmer Schenk, Retired Band Director, Howe High School, Howe ISD, Princeton High School, Princeton ISD 
    Dr. Lonnie Benoit, Assistant Professor Music and Director of Percussion Studies, McNeese State University, LA.  
    Loreal Riker, North Garland HS and Sunnyvale HS, DCI Blue Devils Championship Instructor, Texas A&M Commerce Summer Camp Guard Instructor.
    Please send payment by Sept. 12th, 2017 to:
    Sunnyvale Marching Invitational
    Sunnyvale High School
    c/o Mark Conaway
    222 North Collins Road
    Sunnyvale, TX. 75182
    2017 Sunnyvale Marching Invitational Blank Invoice
    2017 Sunnyvale Marching Invitational Brochure
    2017  Sunnyvale Marching Invitational Final Schedule
    2017  Sunnyvale Marching Invitational Contest Map
    2017  Sunnyvale Marching Invitational General Info
    2017 Sunnyvale Marching Invitational Program and Sponsor Advertisements


     2017 Sunnyvale Marching Invitational Final Rankings

    2017 SMI Final Rankings   
    2017 Congratulations to the Top Three Finals Placement:
    1st Place SMI Grand Champion:  Naaman Forest High School Band
    2nd Place runner up:  Mineola High School Band
    3rd Place 2nd runner up:  Denison High School Band