Green and Silver Classic Philosophy

The ENMU Green and Silver Classic Marching Band Festival, hosted by the ENMU and Portales High School Bands, was created to support high school marching bands throughout the region as they prepare for other major marching festivals. A panel of three nationally recognized music educators will provide formative commentary in the areas of music performance, marching performance and general effect. Comprehensive performance rubrics will guide adjudicator commentary. This festival is designed to be educational.

2018 Green and Silver Classic Adjudicators

Keith Bearden (Music)
Professor Emeritus of Music
Director Emeritus, Goin' Band from Raiderland
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, Texas

Scott Carter (Marching)
Associate Director of Bands
Frenship High School
Wolfforth, Texas

Barry Houser (General Effect)
Associate Director of Bands
Director of the Marching Illini
University of Illinois
Champaign, Illinois


  • Best Overall Band
  • Standard of Excellence
  • Best in Class
  • Best Music Performance
  • Best Marching Performance
  • Best General Effect

General Information

  1. Event Location – ENMU Greyhound Stadium, W University Dr., Portales, NM 88130
  2. Entry Deadline is Friday, Sept. 7, 2018
  3. Entry Fee is $300 per band
  4. The festival will begin after noon
  5. 15-minute performance block per band
  6. Free for spectators!

green and silver classic

ENMU Bands
Station 16
1500 S Ave K, ENMU
Portales, NM 88130
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