Spectators – FAQ

Q: Does the venue have a clear bag policy?

YES! Round Rock ISD has designated Kelly Reeves Athletic Center as a Clear Bag venue. Please click here for more information.

Q: Can I leave the competition and come back later?

YES! Spectators may leave during the competition and return provided:
♦ You are wearing your TMC all day pass wrist band, or receive a stamp as you exit.
♦ You are returning during the same session you left (prelims/finals) or have purchased a full day admissions ticket (which will provide a wrist band)

Q: Is there a charge for parking?

NO! TMC does not charge for parking at Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex. Should overflow parking be necessary, Round Rock ISD will provide bus shuttle service beginning at 2:00 PM to/from Pearson Ranch Middle School (map).

Notice: Parking is not reserved or guaranteed. Should you leave the complex during the competition, the surface lot may become full and you will need to utilize the shuttle service.

Q: Are concessions available?

YES! A wide variety of concessions are available throughout the day. Cash and Credit Cards are accepted (minimum $5 charge for credit cards). Outside food or drink is prohibited.

Bands – FAQ

Q: How do I register my band for the 2023 contest?
Registration for TMC 2023 is now closed.

Q: What is the Payment and Refund policy?
Your registration is not complete until we receive full payment. Contest Fee and Sunday Judge Clinic (if participation is desired) payment is due in full by May 2nd. Bands that have not paid in full by May 2nd will not be guaranteed a spot in the contest if there is a wait list.

Refund Schedule:
♦ Those that have paid and need to withdraw will receive a full refund if it is prior to May 2nd.
♦ Withdrawals between May 2nd and August 1st will receive a 50% refund.
♦ There are no refunds after August 1st.

Q: What are the videography and photography guidelines?
Bands will be given two media passes upon check in to the contest. The media persons will be permitted to the top row area of the spectator seating area to record their band’s performance, or at the field level, both for your performance only. No press box access is permitted. We will have professional photographers from TMC and FloMarching at the contest on the field and we respectfully ask that you yield to these individuals. No professional video will be provided from Texas Marching Classic.

Q: How is scoring calculated?
The scoring system uses a combination of judges scores for music, marching and visual effects/enhancement.

General Effect: 40%
♦ Average of General Visual Effect, judged from highest point in the stands
♦ Average of General Effect Music, judged from highest point in the stands

Music Performance: 30%
♦ Average of Music Performance (Individual), judged on the field
♦ Average of Music Performance (Ensemble), judged from the stands

Visual Performance: 30%
♦ Average of Visual Performance (Individual), judged from the field
♦ Average of Visual Performance (Ensemble), judged from the stands

Q: How do we get feedback from the judges?

Verbal evaluations are made available on Competition Suite soon after each performance. Scores for prelims and finals are not made public until after the contest concludes.

Q: What Awards/Trophies will be distributed?
Preliminaries Awards
After preliminaries the top three (3) bands in each classification will be given a trophy. There will also be five (5) caption awards. The 5 caption trophies are for Visual, Music, General Effect, Color Guard, and Percussion.

Finals Awards
1st/2nd/3rd Place Bands will receive trophies
4th – 12th Place Bands will receive a finals qualifier trophy
Caption Trophies will be awarded for Visual Performance, Music Performance, General Effect, Color Guard (Auxiliary), and Percussion.

Individual medals will be given to each member of the Grand Champion (1st place) Band.

Participation Award
All bands will receive a participation trophy to commemorate their performance at the Texas Marching Classic.