• 2018 Sunnyvale Marching Invitational 

    (as of 8/15, 2018 SMI is at capacity)

    Want to be placed on waiting list? contact:

    Mark Conaway (972-743-5440)


    2018 SMI Logo   

     You are invited to attend the 6th annual Sunnyvale Marching Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 6th, 2018.  We are very excited to host this event on our newly updated and enlarged Sunnyvale ISD stadium with more seating and facilities than previous years.  Our synthetic turf SISD Stadium is 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 Winds, 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 2018 SMI
    Judges for 2018 contest are:
    Randy Bartlett:  Retired Director of Bands, South Garland HS, Garland ISD, Fine Arts Director for HEB ISD/ Round Rock ISD, currently Executive Director of UIL Region 25 Music
    Gary Monroe: Retired Director of Bands, Mesquite High School, Mesquite ISD
    Glenn Lambert: Band Director Shepton HS Plano ISD, Wylie East HS, Wylie ISD, current Director of Fine Arts, Wylie ISD
    Mario Luna:  Assistant Director Forney HS, current Director of Fine Arts Forney ISD. 
    Dawson Spicer: Assistant Principal, Golden Rule Charter School, Dallas, Guard Instruction for Garland HS, Rowlett HS, Sunnyvale HS, Waxahachie ISD, Texas A&M Commerce Guard Instructor, Winterguard instruction with Allure and Flexion NTCA.
    2018 SMI Exhibition College Band The Award Winning Tyler Junior College "Apache Band", Director Jeremy Strickland
    Tyler Junior College Apache Band
    Please send payment by Sept. 11th, 2018 to:
    Sunnyvale Marching Invitational
    Sunnyvale High School
    c/o Mark Conaway
    222 North Collins Road
    Sunnyvale, TX. 75182
    2018 Sunnyvale Marching Invitational Blank Invoice
    2018 Sunnyvale Marching Invitational Brochure
    2018 Sunnyvale Marching Invitational Contest Map (with new South Entrance to Field, Exit North Side)
    2018 Sunnyvale Marching Invitational Contest Map (Inclement Weather Procedures)
    2018 Sunnyvale Marching Invitational General Info
    2018 Sunnyvale Marching Invitational Schedule Final Revision
    2018 Sunnyvale Marching Invitational PepWear Merchandise Flyer
    (files below from last year)
    2017 Sunnyvale Marching Invitational Program and Sponsor Advertisements
    2017  Sunnyvale Marching Invitational Final Schedule
     2018 Sunnyvale Marching Invitational Final Rankings
    (due to lightning and rain, SMI Finals were cancelled and Pre-Lim Rankings were used as finals)
    2018 SMI Recaps
    2018 Congratulations to the Top Three Prelims Placement:
    1st Place SMI Grand Champion:  Midlothian High School Band
    2nd Place runner up:  Mineola High School Band
    3rd Place 2nd runner up:  Brewer High School Band 


     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