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Granada High School Winterguard and Percussion Fiesta

General Information


Please see the enclosed map to identify parking areas for buses and autos. There will be attendants to assist you at the gate. As with many California High Schools, Granada has installed solar panels in our main parking lot. Please be advised of new clearance restrictions for busses and trucks of 12-14 feet. PLEASE follow the instructions of our volunteers when entering the parking lot


Each competing unit must register upon arrival. (see map) PLEASE NOTE: this year, each member of the competing unit will get wristbands prior to entering the competition area. Only competing members with right wristbands will be admitted to the performance area. Each group will receive a guide to help you find your way around.

First Aid:

First aid will be available throughout the competition on the north side of the main gym near the Girls PE Office. Please make sure that you have your student’s emergency information in case of accident.


The Granada Band Boosters will have a snack bar for the purchase of refreshments. Please encourage your students to patronize the snack bar as it helps offset the cost of running this event.

Changing Areas

Competing units may change in the boys and girls locker rooms. (see map) There are also rest rooms available in the changing areas.


Each unit will have a 10 minute warm-up period. Warm-up for Guard and Percussion units will be in the small gym. Ensembles will use an “A”/“B” format, so please be respectful of the other performing units during warm-ups. Weather permitting, you may warm-up in the parking areas or the blacktop areas that are not designated as “Silent” zones. Monitors will help you stay on time and guides will help you proceed to the ready area. 

Floor Folding

Teams can use the large blacktop area behind the small gym to fold floors. In the event of rain, the small gym will be divided in half...half for warm up, half for floor folding.

Performance Venues

In a drastic effort to protect the floors from damage, please note that both gym floors will be covered by a protective floor covering. This covering is very much like the floors that Guards use in their performance, however these coverings DO NOT have gym floor striping. The center line will be marked.


It is recommended that all groups provide their own security. For your protection please keep all valuables with you at all times, and have a booster or student monitor equipment. Please do not leave anything in the changing areas. Granada High School and the Livermore Valley Unified School District cannot be responsible for the safety of personal belongings during this event.

Sound Checks/Announcer/Performance CD/Mp3

Sound checks can only be done before the competition begins or during intermissions. All Performance Music and announcer sheets should be taken directly to the sound table after check-in. We can play MP3’s

Director/Staff Passes

Directors and staff for each competing will receive a limited number of complimentary passes. These passes must be displayed for admission to the performance area as well as the Directors/Staff Lounge. Limit 1 Director and 3 Staff/Instructor passes per Guard and 5 staff passes per percussion entry. PLEASE do not pass the directors badge around. Doors will be monitored.

Directors Lounge:

Complimentary food and beverages will be provided for directors and staff. You must have a director/staff badge to enter. Please no students. Please no visiting boosters or families. PLEASE do not pass the directors badge around. Doors will be monitored.


Admission to the show is $10.00 General, under 5...Free. All persons without directors/staff passes must pay admission. Remember, all shows are fundraisers for hosting units.

Score Packets:

Score packets will be handed out before each awards ceremony. Directors will have 5 minutes to check scores and re-caps. After 5 minutes the results are final.


Awards Ceremony

As per NCBA guidelines, all awards must be accepted by a uniformed member of the winning unit. In compliance with NCBA regulations only one person per performing unit will be on the floor to accept awards.


*****Equipment Helpers:****

Any non-performing individual who is helping with equipment set- up or take-down, ​must have a staff wrist band or a paid attendance wristband to enter with the performing unit. Sorry,​ there will be no exceptions.



If you have any questions concerning the GHS Winterguard and Percussion Fiesta, please feel free to contact George Pascoe at Granada High School: 925-606-4800x3625 or email (preferred) at or

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