HAVELOCK, NC – The Havelock High School Instrumental Music Department and the Havelock Band Boosters will host the 19th Annual Crystal Coast Band Classic on Saturday, November 2, 2019, one of the premier HS Marching Band competitions in eastern NC and the program’s biggest fundraiser of the year. This year will be one the largest events to date with 25 high-school marching bands, both local and from across North Carolina, competing for the Grand Champion Trophy. The Havelock High School Marching Rams will perform in exhibition at 5:45 p.m.
Gates will open at 8:25 am and the event will end around midnight. Opening Ceremonies will kick oﬀ the competition at 9:45 a.m. as the HHS NJROTC presents the colors.The $8 admission for adults includes a souvenir program. Children 8 years and under will be charged a discounted $5, with no program included. Attendance at the 2018 CCBC was estimated at 2,800 spectators. The 2019 event will have over 2,100 participating students, parents and chaperones and over 250 volunteers.
There will be two awards ceremonies: Preliminaries at 6 pm and Finals at 10:48 p.m. Preliminary Awards Ceremony: 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place for General Eﬀect, Music Performance, Visual Performance, Color Guard, Drum Major, Percussion, and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for Overall Band per class. The bands will be judged in 5 classes – A to AAAAA.
Final Awards Ceremony: Best in General Eﬀect, Music Performance, Visual Performance, Color Guard, Drum Major, Percussion, and Overall Band 1st – 8th place. The Spartan Regiment from Smithﬁeld-Selma was crowned Grand Champion (overall 1st place) at the 2018 Crystal Coast Band Classic.
Trophy sponsors and volunteers are still needed for the event. More information can be found on the HHs Marching Rams Facebook page or www.havelockband.com.
Havelock High School’s ﬁrst-rate facilities for the CCBC competition include Rams Stadium’s aluminum bleachers with a large seating capacity, and a press box perched high above the expertly maintained football ﬁeld.
CCBC patrons can purchase a wide variety of reasonably-priced refreshments, including Chick-ﬁl-A’s chicken sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs, nachos, pizza, French fries, and Havelock’s ﬁnest funnel cakes! Also available will be bottled water, assorted soft drinks, coﬀee, hot chocolate and a variety of snacks and candy. Additional attractions included a Drum-o-meter station, where patrons can measure how many drumbeats they can play per 30 seconds, and a fun Photo Booth.
For the latest CCBC event information, please visit www.havelockband.com.
Submitted by: Sandy Cence