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Pie Baking Contest at Pecan Harvest Festival

Royalty Pecan Farms 10600 Hwy 21 E Caldwell, TX 77836
Pie Baking Contest for creative amateur bakers at the Annual Royalty Pecan Farms Harvest Festival.

Spend a day at the pecan orchard and help us celebrate the new harvest season with orchard tours, wine tasting, music, food, door prizes, artists and vendors, kids' crafts, and other family fun! Get details at


Drums Along the Brazos Drumline Contest

Cougar Stadium
Drums Along the Brazos Drumline Contest

Saturday, November 8th, 2014

Young musicians representing many Middle School and High School Drumlines from the Central Texas Area will participate in the 2014 Drums Along the Brazos Drumline Contest as the College Station High School Band hosts the annual Drumline Competition at Cougar Stadium, Saturday, November 8th.

Our Drumline Contest will feature the Percussion Section of a Marching Band and incorporate a range of percussive instruments. The “Battery,” consisting of Snare Drums, Tenors, Bass Drums and Cymbals, is the section of the ensemble that typically moves around on the field performing with the Marching Band at Halftime. The “Pit,” also referred to as the “Front Ensemble,” is the stationary group of Percussionists in the front of the Battery on the Sideline. Typical Front Ensemble instrumentation can include melodic instruments such as Marimbas, Xylophones, Glockenspiels, and Vibraphones; as well as non-melodic instruments such as Cymbals, Wind Chimes, Cowbells, and more. Many modern Front Ensembles have also begun to use electronic instrumentation to add more layers of texture and harmony.

Drums Along the Brazos is tentatively scheduled to start at 11AM and will continue on throughout the afternoon and early evening. We are excited to announce that the Sam Houston State University Bearcat Drumline will be performing as an Exhibition Group just before the awards ceremony at the end of the contest.

General Admission is open to all at $5 for everyone over 12 years old. 12 and under are free. Concessions and T-shirts will be sold during the contest.

More information can be found at the College High School Band Website, Any updates to the schedule will be posted there. For specific questions about the Drums Along the Brazos Contest please contact Jon Seale, Percussion Director for College Station High School Band at JSEALE@CSISD.ORG, or Eric Eaks, Director of Bands for College Station High School, or by calling 979-694-5800.

Hard Candy Party

Independence Harley-Davidson 4101 State Hwy 6 S. College Station, TX
Independence Harley-Davidson is hosting a Hard Candy Party with pumpkin carving contest and kids zone. Carve a pumpkin and bring it by noon to enter. Event runs from 12:00-3:00. WE look forward to seeing you there!

Heather 979-690-1669

Art and Essay Contest: Community History, Heroes, and Heritage

George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
Call for original art work and essays reflecting local history, heroes and heritage: Let us celebrate the stories and traditions of local history, heroes and heritage! Students in grades K-12 throughout Region VI Education Service Center are invited to participate. Region VI's 15 counties are Austin, Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Houston, Leon, Madison, Milam, Montgomery, Polk, Robertson, San Jacinto, Trinity, Walker and Washington.

First-place entries become part of the collection of the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum. Download entry forms online at

Monica Lerma, 979-691-4006,

The Big Squeeze Accordion Contest Showcase

Multicultural Education and Counseling through the Arts (MECA) 1900 Kane Street Houston, TX 77007
Texas Folklife will return to Houston with its Big Squeeze Accordion Contest in search of talented young squeezeboxers. A free and open to the public talent showcase will be held at MECA in Houston on Sunday, February 23, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Reserve your spot or get more information at Texas Folklife: and (512) 441-9255.

Sarah Rucker,, 512-441-9255