Director and Pit Crew Information
Cox Mill High School
An aerial view of the Cox Mill High School Campus has been provided at the bottom of this page. Spectator parking lots are noted on the map as well. Booster Volunteers will be assigning parking spots upon your arrival.
All buses and equipment trucks will enter on the South side of the building. All equipment truck and buses will be parked along the side and back of school. Please note, equipment trucks and buses will not be parked right next to each other, but they will be close to each other within eye sight. All passenger vehicles (spectators, chaperones, and band staff) will park on the North side of the building. The entrance will be marked with signs and parking attendants will help direct traffic.
Should it be needed, overflow spectator parking will be available across the street at Cox Mill Elementary. There will be a police officer to help anyone needing to walk across the street.
Upon arrival, Band Directors will be directed to the registration table located beside bus parking. Please register your band at this time. If you are arriving early, please register your band upon arrival. Students are asked to stay on the bus until the Director registers the band. You will be provided with enough wristbands/stamps to cover the number of performers you listed previously.
At the registration table, Directors will be issued chaperone/pit passes, in the form of wrist bands, at the ratio of one (1) per ten (10) performers. An additional seven (7) staff passes will be issued as well. If you need more, please let us know at the registration table.
Spectator Tickets are available for $10 in advance online and at the stadium ticket booth on the day of the event. Children under 5 are free. Both credit/debit card/tap and cash will be accepted. ONLINE sales will close at 10am on the day of the event.
Changing facilities are provided for your band. Your guide will take you to this area located inside the high school unless instructed otherwise by you. Bands arriving prior to their assigned dressing time will be allowed to use the facilities as they are available. There will be volunteers assigned to maintain the dressing facilities. No bands will be allowed to use the dressing facilities unless accompanied by a male and a female chaperone from your program.
Music Warm-Up Area
Please see the aerial view of Cox Mill HS in this guide to locate the music warm-up areas. Bands will be given 30 minutes in the warm-up area. If the area is available prior to your assigned time, you may enter it early. However, the band assigned to the area for a scheduled time has precedence in the area for that time. We will have water available on the way to the performance field at each of the Warm-Up areas.
Front Ensemble Warm-Up
Due to sound carry into the stadium, front ensemble percussion may not warm-up in the equipment truck parking lot. These sections may go to the front of the school with the rest of the band to our regular warm-up areas. We have plenty of space for the winds, guard, drumline, and front ensemble to each have their own area if needed.
We will be using caption weights as our scoring. We have assembled a panel of some of the most experienced people in all levels of music and marching band performance.
Music Performance – David Robinson
Visual Performance – Matt Townsend
Music Effect - Martin Dickey
Visual Effect - Matt Liner
Color Guard – Zakia Ruffin
Percussion – Jesse Willis
Please advise your band representatives to listen carefully for the announcements made directing all band representatives to assemble for the awards ceremony. This will occur just before Cox Mill’s performance. Directly following the evening award ceremony, Directors will be given the opportunity to pick up their comment sheets, judge’s commentary, and recaps.
An awards ceremony will be held at the end of all performances. This ceremony will be representatives (drum majors, captains, etc.) only. The following awards will be given in each class:
1st, 2nd Place Band in each class
1st and 2nd Place Music Performance
1st and 2nd Place Visual Performance
1st and 2nd Place General Effect (sum of Visual & Music Effect)
1st and 2nd Place Percussion
1st and 2nd Place Color Guard
In addition, the following awards will be given:
The Spirit of Cox Mill Award
Charger Cup Pit Crew Award
Class 1a/2a Grand Champion
Class 3a/4a Grand Champion
A video file of your performance will be provided. We ask that spectators only make videos of their band. No power source will be available in the stadium for spectator videos.
Cox Mill Band Boosters will have a variety of concession items listed below for purchase at the home side concession stand. This is a FUNDRAISING event for our band program, and we encourage you to take advantage of the available concessions. Both credit/debit card/tap and cash will be accepted.
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Note: Bands and spectators are NOT allowed to grill out in the parking lot per school policy. Additionally, Cox Mill will NOT provide indoor space for food preparation/consumption.
The Charger Cup will provide guests the opportunity to send congratulatory comments to band members via Band Grams. Band Grams will be available for purchase near the entrance of the stadium and will be read as each band enters the field.
Cabarrus County Public School System campuses are smoke free. No umbrellas, coolers, drinks, or other food items will be allowed into the stadium.
In a effort to keep our High School Athletic Events as safe as possible and after consulting with both local Law Enforcement Agencies, Cabarrus County Schools will NO longer allow bags to be brought inside our athletic facilities by the general public. The only exceptions will be Medically Necessary Items and Diaper Bags with an infant….both would require proper inspection before admittance.
Weather / Rain Policy
In the case of heavy rain and/or lightning, performances will be moved inside. The auditorium and auxiliary gym will be reserved for warm-up. Performances will take place in the main gym, facing the home side.
Band Director Hospitality
A Band Director’s hospitality tent will be set up in the end zone. We encourage you and your staff to visit this area for refreshments throughout the day. This area is reserved for staff only, please no chaperones or band parents.
Bus Driver Hospitality
Bus drivers will be given a coupon that will be good for a drink, a meal item, & chips /or dessert item from our concession stand.
Daniel Williams from Sam Ash & Wounded Horn Instrument Repair will be available on site to do emergency instrument repair if it becomes needed. If a repair is needed please find a student or adult volunteer.
Cabarrus County EMT or CMHS Athletic trainer will be available at the location indicated on the map for any first aid needs.
If you should have any questions or concerns, we will do everything possible to accommodate your needs. Questions on the day of the event may be addressed to your band guide. Please feel free to contact Director of Bands Adam Singer with questions prior to, the day of, or after the day of the event.