Green and Silver Classic Philosophy

Held annually on the first Tuesday of October, 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.

Important Event Features

  • 15-minute Director Huddle with adjudicators immediately following performance
  • 15-minute Drumline/Front Ensemble Clinic with percussion clinician
  • Complimentary HD performance video and photography
  • Discounted meal service for participating ensembles

2020 Green and Silver Classic Adjudicators

Corey Spurlin (General Effect)
Director, Auburn Marching Band
Associate Director of Bands
Auburn University
Auburn, Alabama

Don Lefevre (Music)
Director of Bands
West Texas A&M University
Canyon, Texas

Mike Sheffield (Marching)
Director of Bands
Canyon High School
Canyon, Texas

Ward Durrett (Percussion)
Innovative Percussion
Estes Park, Colorado


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

General Information

  1. Event Location – ENMU Greyhound Stadium, W University Dr., Portales, NM 88130
  2. Entry Deadline is Monday, Sept. 2, 2019
  3. Entry Fee is $300 per band
  4. The festival will begin after noon
  5. 15-minute performance block per band
  6. Three performance classifications: A/AA, AAA/AAAA, AAAAA/AAAAAA
  7. Free for spectators!

ENMU Bands
ENMU Station 16
1500 S Ave K
Portales, NM 88130
800.FOR.ENMU (800.367.3668)
Phone: 575.562.2377
Fax: 575.562.4480