Southeastern Virginia Music Games (SEVMG)

Southeastern Virginia Music Games (SEVMG)

On the last Saturday of September, the Hickory Marching Hawks host the Southeastern Virginia Music Games, or SEVMG. This event is a competition of bands from around the region. It features renowned judges and enables the audience to view many exceptional bands.

Being the host band, the Hawks do not compete on this day, though they do perform. In the past, we have been able to also feature local colleges as exhibition bands.

Our competition goal is to provide bands with invaluable tapes from a distinguished panel of adjudicators early in the season, to ensure continued improvement throughout the band season. These panels are selected based on their experience in the judging field, as well as their writing experiences. It is our feeling that you and your students will benefit greatly from such a wonderful panel. We are looking forward to having a wonderful audience in the 7,500 seat stadium here at Hickory HS. It is also our hope that you are able to enjoy some of the many activities available in this area. Virginia Beach is 25 minutes away, and Williamsburg’s Busch Gardens and Colonial Williamsburg are just an hour away.

The 2019 Southeastern Virginia Music Games will be held

Saturday, September 28.


  • $12: Adults (ages 13 and up)
  • $6: Youth (ages 6 to 12)
  • Free: Children (ages 5 and under)

All tickets for this event are considered general admission. There are no reserved seats. No refunds or exchanges.

Tentative Schedule – Revised 9/16


3:45 pm – Salem
4:00 pm – First Colonial
4:15 pm – Kempsville
4:30 pm – Cox
4:45 pm – Bayside
5:00 pm – Landstown
5:15 pm – Indian River
5:30 pm – Deep Creek


6:45 pm – Pasquotank County
7:00 pm – Kellam
7:15 pm – Camden County
7:30 pm – Kecoughtan
7:45 pm – Princess Anne


8:15 pm – Warhill
8:30 pm – Poquoson
8:45 pm – Colonial Heights
9:00 pm – Ocean Lakes
9:15 pm – Great Bridge


9:30 pm – Grassfield


9:45 pm – Hickory

For 2019 SEVMG Online Registration, Click HERE

For more information on SEVMG, visit Virginia Marching Band Cooperative website

For SEVMG volunteering opportunities and banner/program ad forms through HBPA, Click HERE

2019 Southeastern Virginia Music Games Aerial Map: