New Weekend - Saturday, September 30, 2017


Thank you for your interest in the Honda of Fishers – Fishers Invitational, to be held at Fishers High School Reynolds Stadium on Saturday, September 30, 2017!

Tickets are now available to be purchased in Advance of the event. Save time at the ticket window. Order your tickets at the link below.

Bands Enrolled in the event as of September 19, 2017

  • Avon H.S.
  • Centerville H.S. (OH)
  • Brownsburg H.S.
  • Center Grove H.S.
  • Marching Pride of Lawrence
  • Hamilton Southeastern H.S.
  • Floyd Central H.S.
  • Franklin Central H.S.
  • Pendelton Heights H.S.
  • Greenfield Central H.S.
  • Beech Grove H.S.
  • Edgewood H.S.
  • Triton Central H.S.
  • Perry Meridian H.S.
  • North Side H.S.
  • Tri West H.S.
  • Tri County Jr. Sr. H.S.
  • Arsenal Tech H.S.
  • Indian Creek H.S.
  • Terre Haute North H.S.
  • Fountain Central Jr. Sr. H.S.
  • North Putnam H.S.
  • Fishers H.S. (In Judged Exhibition)

This unique early season event has received excellent reviews from the participants and fans. It is also a bit different from other early season invitationals. Fishers High School Reynolds Stadium is one of the newest high school stadiums in the state with over 3600 seats.  Our synthetic Field Turf surface is in great shape and our press box has an excellent vantage point for our adjudicators. The contest features a world class judging panel that uses the Bands of America adjudication system.This is a perfect opportunity to get an early season read from an experienced panel. Additionally, each band participating can receive immediate feedback from an evaluator in a mini-clinic immediately after your performance.

Registration for the 2017 Fishers Invitational is now closed. If you’re interested in performing at the 2017 event, please contact Chad Kohler immediately. Also please complete a registration form and submit it via email.

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Band Classifications

Bands are classified by school enrollment, grades 9-12 only. The Fishers Invitational will utilize the ISSMA classification system for enrollment.

  • Scholastic Class A
  • Scholastic Class B


  • Class D is up to 569 students
  • Class C is 570-999
  • Class B is 1,000-1,699
  • Class A is 1,700 and above

Any Scholastic Class A & B bands are welcome and invited to participate in competition or in a judged evaluation only.


We are also once again provide each participant with instant access to a video of your performance and digital recordings from the judges the night of the event.

Optional Directors/Staff Clinics

A unique additional educational opportunity exists for the directors and staffs of the bands who participate.  You can schedule a 50 minute clinic session to meet with four members of the adjudication panel who will provide clinics on Saturday evening following the contest.  You will receive 25 minutes with two visual judges and 25 minutes with two music judges who will sit with you and your video recording of your show and on a large screen provide ideas, suggestions and input you can incorporate for the remainder of your season. This is not a critique but rather an opportunity for dialogue in a positive setting for continued growth and improvement.  These clinics are offered on a first-come-first-served basis and are limited to 8 bands.  The additional cost for this clinic session has been reduced to $150.

Richard Saucedo (Chief Judge / Clinician)

Mr. Saucedo was named Director of Bands Emeritus after retiring from Carmel High School. During his 31 year tenure Carmel bands received numerous state and national honors. Mr. Saucedo is the music coordinator for the Blue Stars Drum & Bugle Corps, serves as the assistant chief judge for Bands of America, is an educational consultant to the Conn-Selmer Division of Education and is a world renowned composer, arranger, conductor and clinician.

Randy Greenwell (Music)

Bio to come

Dave Morrison (Music)

Bio to come

Jarrett Lipman (Music)

Instrumental Music Coordinator North East Independent School District and Director of Band at Claudia Taylor Johnson High School In San Antonio, Brass staff member with the Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps and a judge for Bands of America

Alan Kristensen (Music)

Allan E. Kristensen is a retired music educator and arts supervisor, currently working part time as an arts consultant with the Fresno County Office of Education.

As a supervisor, he supported the arts in over 100 schools, aligning and strengthening arts programs where they were weak and bringing life to the arts where it was vacant. As a band director, his marching and concert ensembles have earned many national, state and local championships and superior ratings.

Mr. Kristensen is a highly recognized music adjudicator and clinician world-wide, having judged both the Bands of America Nationals and the DCI World Championships several times.

John Howell (Visual)

Aaron Bailey (Visual)

Bio to come

Robert Solomon (Visual)

Bio to come

Matthew McCready (Clinician)

Dean Westman (Clinician)

Dean Westman is the Performing Arts Department Chair and Orchestra Director at Avon High School in Avon, Indiana. Dean founded the Avon Orchestra program in the fall of 2007 with 40 6th grade beginners. Over the past 7 years, the Avon Orchestra has grown to over 700 students grades 6 through 12. The Avon High School Symphony Orchestra placed 3rd at the 2014 Indiana State School Music Association State Orchestra Finals. Mr. Westman also serves as a Program Coordinator for the 3-time Bands of America Grand National Champion and 10 Time Indiana State Champion Avon High School Marching Black and Gold. Prior to coming to Avon, Dean worked as the Educational Director for Music for All. Dean also currently serves as a member of the Music for All Educational Steering Committee and a Board Member for the Avon Education Foundation. Dean has been an active instructor and arranger in the drum corps activity for over 20 years. Westman served as Brass Caption Head for the ten-time Drum Corps International World Champion Cadets.

Our adjudicators use the Bands of America scoring system.

Music Performance Individual 20 points (averaged) Music Performance Individual judge is located on the field.
Performance Ensemble Music Performance Ensemble judge is located at a vantage point from above. The two music performance judges scores are averaged
Visual Performance Individual 20 points (averaged) Visual Performance Individual judge is located on the field.
Performance Ensemble Visual Performance Ensemble judge is located at a vantage point from above. The two visual performance judges scores are averaged.
Music General Effect 40 points There are two Music General Effect judges, located above, each with 20 possible points which are then added for a total of 40 possible General Effect Music points.
Visual General Effect 20 points Visual General Effect judge is located at a vantage point from above

Event Sponsorship – 2017 Information will be available shortly

Be a Sponsor of the 2016 Fishers Invitational! Invitational sponsorship range from Title Sponsor of $5,000 to Bronze Sponsor of $250.

2016 Sponsorship Levels for the Band Program/Invitational

2016 Sponsorship Agreement Form

2016 Invitational Fact Sheet


Program Advertising

Advertising opportunities are also available by purchasing ads in the 2017 Fishers Invitational program. The sizes and prices are listed below. For more information about becoming a 2017 sponsor, please contact

Full Page B&W Ad (8 x 10.5”) $400
Half Page (5 x 7”) $275
Quarter Page (3.5 x 4.5”) $175
Business Card (1/8 page 3.5 x 2”) $100

For more information about becoming a 2017 program advertiser, please contact

Parent Ads

For the first time, we are offering the opportunity to purchase a parent ad in the program for the Honda of Fishers – Fishers Invitational. Share your support and photo of your marcher for all attendees to see. Ad Sizes

  • 1/12 page ($30) – one headshot and 20 words or less
  • 1/6 page ($50) – one photo and 40 words or less
  • 1/4 page ($75) – up to two photos and 50 words or less
  • 1/2 page ($145) – up to two photos and 50 words or less
  • Full page ($250) – up to four photos and 100 words or less

Ordering Notes

  • You can e-mail the information to
  • Photos must be 200 ppi or greater resolution to reproduce correctly. This means that Facebook or Instagram images do not work. You need the original photo.
  • You must have permission to publish any pictures you include with your advertisement. If you did not personally take the photo, then you have written permission from the photographer to publish the image provided to the FHS Marching Band.

Payment If you want to pay by check, the check can be dropped off at school for the amount listed above. The faster way to pay is via PayPal using the form below.


The 2017 Honda of Fishers Invitational is presently scheduled to begin at 3 pm with the awards for the event at 9:30 pm. (Please confirm actual schedule the week of the event)

The Flow Map below shows how each band will move from the warm-up areas through the performance field. If you require clarification on any information, please email us at

Flow Map

Band Schedule (2017)

Mailing Address:

Fishers H.S. Band Boosters P.O. Box 188, Fishers, IN 46038 Email:

Invitational Co-Chairs:

Damon Heasley

Invitational Address:

Fishers High School Reynolds Tiger Stadium
13000 Promise Road
Fishers, Indiana 46038

Fishers High School Map

Volunteer sign up will open in Charms at a date TBA. We need 300+ volunteer spots filled for the Invitational.  

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2017 Invitational Title Sponsor

Honda of Fishers

2017 Platinum Sponsors

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Conne-Selmer/ Ludwig-Musser

2017 Gold Sponsors

 Cambria Hotels and Suites  chuys logo
 Indy Fresh Catering  Print  200w-Meijer-Logo
rockstone Fresh 2 Order
 Brosmer Photographic  Times to Treasure Photography

2017 Silver Sponsors

Hansen Multimedia

USA Hoops

Aspen Creek Grill

2017 Bronze Sponsors

Fishers Do-It Center

Kevin Dufree- Carpenter Realtors

W.H. Paige & Company

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