Director's Letter


Francis Howell High School Band Booster Association

7001 Highway 94 South                                  St. Charles, MO  63304                             Phone:  636.851.4803
Print this letter 
May 2, 2018

Dear Band Director,

We are very excited to invite you and your band to the 38th Annual Francis Howell Marching Invitational on Saturday, October 6, 2018.  The event will be held, rain or shine, at Francis Howell High School on the all-weather turf field inside Viking Stadium.  Our competition will use a prelims/finals format and we plan to have Team Pageantry, Inc. judge the event using Mid-America Marching Consortium Sheets.

Band Classification:

For preliminary competition, bands will be placed into classes and compete by band size.  Bands may opt to play in a larger class in the preliminary round.  Please let us know in advance if you prefer to compete in a larger class.  Finals will be a single class made up of a combination of top performers overall and by class.  Performance order in the preliminary round is determined by registration date, regardless of band classification.

Planned evaluation categories:

  • Music Performance Ensemble
  • Music Performance Individual (field level)
  • Music Performance General Effect
  • Visual Performance Ensemble ⇨
Averaged 20%
  • Visual Performance Individual (field level) ⇨
  • Visual Performance General Effect

In addition to the Caption Awards, there will be awards for the Best Guard and Best Percussion in each class.


Registration is available in the "Invitational" section of our website, The event is also listed on Midwest Marching at and a link to the registration page is available in the "2018 Events" section of their website.  An early registration discout is offered for all registrations received by May 31.  Payment is not due until August 31, so you may take advantage of the early registration discount and send payment later.

Event information including parking, check-in, warm-ups, etc. will be sent 2-3 weeks before the event.

It is our distinct hope that the Francis Howell Invitational will continue to be one of the area’s premier marching band events. I wish you the best of luck as you prepare for the next season.

If you have any questions, please contact Aaron Iverson at


Aaron Iverson
Invitational Chairperson
Francis Howell Band Boosters

Chris Miller
Director of Bands
Francis Howell High School




Band Boosters Executive Board

Mark Losch Aaron Iverson Karen Bryant Kathy Bahan Julie Fugina
President Vice President Treasurer Secretary Volunteer Coordinator