October 20, 2012
The Hoover Invitational Marching Festival is held the 3rd Saturday in October each year at the Regions Park Stadium in Hoover, Alabama. Regions Park is the home of the Birmingham Barons Baseball team. This facility is converted to a football stadium during football season. The stadium seats over 10,000 people, plus visitor bleachers during football season.
Regions Park is an excellent facility for hosting the Hoover Invitational. It has plenty of parking, large restrooms, numerous concession stands, ample warm up areas, easy field access for bands and their equipment, and is easily accessible from major interstates.
2011 Hoover Invitational
Participating Bands in Performance Order
Our tentative start time is 11:20 Noon. If additional bands register, the start time will be earlier. Awards are set at 8:30 PM.
Festival Warm Up Schedule
Special Note for Participating Directors
Starkville Academy, Starkville, MS
Douglas High School, Douglas, AL
Leeds High School, Leeds, AL
Rehobeth High School, Rehobeth, AL
Pleasant Grove High School, Pleasant Grove, AL
Itawamba High School, Fulton, MS
Walker High School, Jasper, AL
Southside High School, Southside, AL
South Jones High School, Ellisville, MS
South Panola High School, Batesville, MS
Spain Park High School, Hoover, AL
Oak Grove High School, Oak Grove, AL
Cullman High School, Cullman, AL
Pontotoc HighSchool, Pontotoc, MS
Warren Central High School, Vicksburg, MS
Murrah High School, Jackson, MS
Hewitt-Trussville High School, Trussville, AL
Oak Grove High School, Hattiesburg, MS
Tupelo HighSchool, Tupelo, MS
Thompson High School, Alabaster, AL
Oak Mountain High School, Birmingham, AL
Brookwood High School, Snellville, GA
Performing in Exhibition
Hoover High School Band
University of Alabama at Birmingham Marching Blazers
Sue Samuels, Director of Bands
Gene Fambrough, Assistant Director of Bands
James Zingara, Assistant Director of Bands
Lindsey Lingerfelt, Visual Coordinator, Colorguard Instructor
Stacy Arnold, Majorette Instructor
Angela Palmer, Blazerette Instructor
For the past decade, the Marching Blazers have thrilled thousands of fans with exciting performances that have helped make this one of the great college bands of the South. As the school's athletic music ambassadors, the Sound of the Magic City is the university's largest performing ensemble. The pride and tradition of excellence continue into the 21st century as the Marching Blazers press forward on the journey to present the highest level of musical and visual pageantry at Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama.
The Marching Blazer Band consists of six components: marching brass, woodwinds, percussion, Blazerettes, Majorettes, and Colorguard. A placement audition is required for membership and part assignment. Blazerettes, Majorettes, Colorguard, and Drum Majors are selected by audition in the spring of each year. Scholarships are awarded to students selected for auxiliary participation. Scholarship assistance is available to all instrumental students and requires an audition for consideration.
The Marching Blazer Band meets Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 3:30-5:15 in the fall semester. For more information contact Sue Samuels at firstname.lastname@example.org or (205) 975-2263.
Sue Samuels, Ph.D.
Director of Bands
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Department of Music
208 Hulsey Center
950 13th Street South
Birmingham, AL 35294
205-975-1931 - Fax
Ryan Fitchpatrick, Director of Bands
Dennis Carroll, Associate Director
Hoover High School
1000 Buccaneer Drive
Hoover, AL 35244
(205) 439-1348 FAX
Email us at: email@example.com
Regions Stadium Photos used with permission of
Birmingham Barons Baseball copyright © 2001
Please note that our primary communication with participating bands will be by email and attachments. Please help us assure complete communication with you by providing all the information requested on the registration form.