Big Blue Invitational at North Stafford High School Marching Band Competition, 25 Sept. 2021

UPDATE: Woodson took first place! The 2021 Big Blue Invitational will be held on Saturday, September 25th.

North Stafford hosts a band invitational every September. Judges include: retired directors with wide-ranging experience; university music educators; and world class DCI staff.

Pricing is $10 for general admission.
Guests over 60 get a $1 discount. NSHS students, staff, and faculty also get a $1 discount with their school ID. Middle school students from Rodney Thomson, H.H. Poole, Stafford Middle, Shirley Heim and A.G. Wright can enter for free, if they wear their official band t-shirt, or show their ID card.

There will also be baked goodsconcessionscold beverages, and programs for sale.

Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend this event. The performances are amazing, and fun for the whole family.

Schedule of Events

Orange Division

ABrooke Point High SchoolTyler Thompson6:00 PM
AMassaponax High SchoolCorey Kock6:15 PM
AAMountain View High SchoolGene Welch6:30 PM
AAStafford High SchoolAustin Nicholas6:45 PM

Blue Division

AAAColonial HeightsKyle Flohre7:20 PM
AAAKing George High SchoolTommy Daniels7:35 PM
AAAAW.T. Woodson High SchoolAaron Morgan & Noah Freeman7:50 PM


North Stafford High School, Director Chris Mallory, Performance Time 8:15 PM

CNU Marching Captains, Director John Lopez, Performance Time 8:30 PM

AWARDS at 9:15 PM

Check out the past Champions HERE

North Stafford High School
839 Garrisonville Rd
Stafford, VA 22554


  • 1:00pm – Rehearsal
  • 3:00pm – Rehearsal ends; eat, pack, load (bring lunch)
  • 5:00pm – Depart WTW
  • 6:00pm – Arrive; unload, RR
  • 6:45pm – Warm Up
  • 7:40pm – Gate Time
  • 7:50pm – Performance Time
  • 9:15pm – Awards
  • 9:45pm – Load buses, Depart
  • 10:30pm – Arrive at WTW, unload, clean room, dismiss