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State Open Class Marching Band Contest

State Open Class Marching Band Contest

Open Class Contest

Alamodome: San Antonio


2022 Contest: November 7, 8, 9

Session 1: Monday, November 7: 6A Prelims (morning, afternoon, evening)
Session 2: Tuesday, November 8: 2A Prelims (morning), 6A Finals (afternoon)
Session 3: Tuesday, November 8: 2A Finals (evening)
Session 4: Wednesday, November 9: 4A Prelims (morning and afternoon)
Session 5: Wednesday, November 9: 4A Finals (evening)

Performance schedules will be posted by 3:00 PM on Sunday, October 30.

Ticket Information

Single Session Tickets: $20 plus Ticketmaster fees
Double Session Tickets: $35 plus Ticketmaster fees

Double Sessions Ticket Options: Sessions 1 and 2, Session 2 and 3, Sessions 4 and 5

Spectators are encouraged to arrive early to avoid congestion at the doors. The Box Office will open 75 minutes prior to first performance of the day and doors will open 45 minutes prior to the first performance in each session.

Tickets are available at the Alamodome box office or through Ticketmaster

Alamodome Clear Bag Policy


Media Information for Marching Band State Contest

Spectator Parking

A limited amount of on-site spectator parking will be available in Lot B on Monday and Tuesday only. No spectator parking will be available in Lot B on Wednesday. A temporary COVID-19 vaccination station will be occupying a portion of Lot B. The parking fee, as set by the City of San Antonio, is $15 (CARD ONLY). There are no re-entry privileges. Spectator overflow parking will be available off-site. 

Spectator Parking Options


Jolesch Enterprises has contracted with UIL to provide photography for the event. To access the Jolesch Enterprises site for photos of the event, please click here.

Live Stream

To Be Determined 


To Be Determined

Future Dates

November 6, 7, 8, 2023 - Alamodome - San Antonio





Director Packet & Maps

To Be Determined

Enter Open Class SMBC

Past Contest Results