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Compete at Cavalcade 


Saturday, October 1

Registration Fee: $100

The Charlottesville High School Marching Band is pleased to invite your band to participate in the 34th Cavalcade. The Cavalcade possesses a rich tradition of superior musical performances and is one of the premier marching band competitions in central Virginia. The 34th Cavalcade will be held on Saturday, October 1st, 2022 with around a noon start time to be determined by the number of bands. The 2022 Cavalcade competition will be limited to the first 30 bands that apply. A link to the registration form is attached for your convenience.

The 2022 Cavalcade is once again a VMBC-affiliated event. This means we have some of the most knowledgeable judges around, using VMBC scoring sheet and captions. Plus this gives bands that plan to participate in the VMBC Regional or Invitational a chance to be on those sheets earlier in the year.


The Cavalcade will take place in Charlottesville High School’s turfed football stadium. Judges will have a commanding view of the entire field of performance from the 3,000 person capacity home grandstand. 


Register Online & Pay by Mail

To register, fill out the online form.


Please make your check payable to Charlottesville High School Band Boosters. Please send your checks to:

Charlottesville High School

Attn: Jason Hackworth, Band Director

1400 Melbourne Road

Charlottesville, Virginia 22901

NOTE: Registrations received after September 19th or without an accompanying payment will not be scheduled.

2022 Cavalcade - Competition Details


Prior to performance time, every band will be assigned an escort and provided assistance in transporting equipment to and from the field. Each band will be given 15 minutes to set up, perform, and leave the field. The order of performance within each class will be determined based on the receipt of applications.


Classification will be based on VMBC guidelines, but allow for competition within the classes. 

Judging - TBA



First through third place awards will be given to the bands with the highest overall score in each class. Best in caption awards will be given to the bands with the highest score in the categories of music, visual, effect, color guard, and percussion in each class. A final award will be made for Band of the Day given to the band with the highest score.



Concession stands will be located conveniently near the performance field. A wide array of food and beverages will be available during all hours of the competition for purchase by staff, students, and the general public.



A hospitality suite will be available for band directors and staff.



Following the close of registration, all participating bands will be mailed a packet of important pre‐competition information including score sheets, performance schedule, local and regional maps with directions, parking and unloading information, and concession and hospitality information.


Take Aways 

Following the close of the competition, all participating bands will be mailed computerized recap sheets, judge’s score sheets,  and judge’s narrative comments.



Please email Jason Hackworth.




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