General Information:

The daytime competition will begin around 9:30 am.  Finals begin around 7:00 p.m. under the lights.  All finalists participate in a full field retreat and celebration for the awards ceremony.


Adjudication: National Adjudication panel and clinic options

Place:  Blue Springs High School Peve Stadium.


Warm-up areas:   Artificial Turf Warm-up field + separate percussion area


Photo:  Professional photography during the show


Weather:  A delay of festival will be utilized if it looks like a weather pattern will be passing through.  The artificial field turf will allow the festival to quickly resume.


Time limits:  15 minutes (including entrance and exit).


Clock:   The show will run on the world clock.


Exhibition Band:  Blue Springs High School will perform in exhibition and will not compete.


Hotels:  Accommodations locally fill up fast, so we recommend securing those rooms ASAP.  


Festival Details:   Specific festival details will be made available to enrolled bands.


Preliminary Awards: 

  • Trophies for first through fourth place awarded.

  • Outstanding Soloist

  • Outstanding Visual Performance

  • Outstanding Musical Performance

  • Outstanding General Effect

Finals Awards:  All places recognized plus caption awards



The preliminary awards for the Purple Show will take place at approximately noon and for the Gold Show approximately 4:30 p.m.  The drum majors will be brought onto the track in performance order.    Field show finals will begin at approximately 7:00 p.m.  A full field gala celebration retreat with all bands is celebrated for the finals awards.



Pizza, sandwiches, snacks, drinks, etc. will be on sale by the Friends of the Golden Regiment.  This is our major fund-raiser of the year and we encourage you and your students to support them as they spend a great deal of time organizing the festival.  Pre-ordered meal opportunities exist.  



A professional, 40+ page program is showcased at the festival.  Please submit program information by the due date so your band can be represented.   A photo of your band, as well as band information, is due by September 1. 


Thank you!

Thank you for your interest in the GRI and for making this the place to be in the fall.  Please adhere to all posted deadlines as to not miss out on the opportunity.  There is a waiting list, but only limited spots open up every year.   It is our goal to provide  a top flight experience in Blue Springs and we thank you for making the GRI so popular.  If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at anytime so we may continue to serve your needs.  Specific information, times, requests for program information, etc. will follow upon your band's acceptance to the festival.