Spartan Spectacular is another of our largest events and fundraisers of the year, and also requires all hands on deck. It is an indoor percussion and guard event that Broad Run holds together with the Atlantic Indoor Association (AIA). Schools must apply to host the event, and we have been fortunate for seven years to be chosen as one of the venues, due to the effort and professionalism of our staff, students and parents.
The event is typically held for an entire long Saturday in March (with set up the night before). The preparation and planning for a typical “Spartan Spec” begins many months in advance by the school’s and music department’s staff, board and parents. We plan and carry out everything from publicity to traffic flow (cars, equipment and people), from ticketing to catering, from installing the competition space, to running the cafeteria for three full meals. In March, 2015, the Spartan Spectacular event hosted over 2,500 people, over 60 teams of competitors, and netted over $13,000. Over 100 volunteers from the band program, the school and the community spent over 1,000 hours to make this amazing event possible. Details about the event are available on our website, BRHSBBA.org/SpartanSpectacular, and we will announce the 2016 date and begin the early stages of planning in the fall.