A Spectator's Guide to Nationals in Allentown

Everything you need to know, including the schedule, ticket information, maps, weather, parking & more!


nationals-logo_print-01[1].jpegThank you for planning to attend the 2013 USBands National Championships this Saturday, November 9 at J. Birney Crum Stadium in Allentown, Pa.

We hope to provide our spectators, performers, instructors, volunteers and adjudicators with an exceptional show-day experience.

Please review the information below for all information related to Saturday's event.

Best of luck to your band this weekend!


Tickets can be purchased on the day of the event at the Box Office near the Spectator Entrance for $24 each. Cash, checks, and credit and debit cards will all be accepted. Children under 6 and under will be admitted free of charge.

Tickets are also available prior to the event directly through your band. Please contact your director for more information.

Credentials & Field Access

Only those with a USBands “Director” or “Band Staff” credential and a wristband will be permitted on the field during their band’s performance. These credentials will also give the band staff access into the spectator seating area. All other adults must enter the stadium with a ticket through the main entrance.

Concourse Offerings 

  • National Championships eventwear
  • Music-related wearables
  • Airgrams
  • Candygrams
  • Programs
  • Concessions

Video recording devices will NOT be permitted inside the stadium. DVDs of your band’s performance will be on sale during this event. They will be shipped via mail approximately 4-6 weeks after the event. This is a multi-camera DVD with cameras on the field and at the top of the home stands.

Parking & Event Flow

In the vacinity of the stadium, Linden Street will be closed to all vehicles except buses and trucks, as shown on the map above. Spectator parking is on residential streets surrounding the stadium.

Handicapped parking is located near Gate 3 on Turner Street, as indicated by the arrow in the top left of the map above. (Use the northernmost entrance to campus.)

All other spectators may park along the residential streets stretching out from the stadium.

The bands will warm up in the park across Linden Street, behind the visitors' stands.

Special Venue Notes:

  • The restroom near Gate 1 is for women only; the restroom near Gate 2 is for men only.
  • Concessions will be available at the top of the stadium behind the home stands.
  • No spectators will be permitted to enter at Gate 2. This entrance is for the bands only.

Support Your Band in the Challenge!

Also at MetLife this Saturday, the Great 2013 USBands Video Challenge! Click here to find out how your DVD purchase goes towards helping to support your band program!


J. Birney Crum Stadium
2015 W. Linden St.

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North/East/West of Allentown:
Take Route 22, exiting at 15th St. Proceed south towards town for approximately 1-1/2 miles past Trexler Middle School (left) and the Armory (right) to Linden St. Turn right onto Linden and proceed past William Allen High School. J. Birney Crum Stadium is on the right at the bottom of the hill.

East/South of Allentown:
Take I-78 Westbound  to Exit 55 (Cedar Crest Boulevard). Make right at bottom of ramp. Follow to the second traffic light (Hamilton Boulevard) (Perkins Restaurant will be on your left hand side) and make a right. Follow Hamilton approximately 2 miles to 19th Street and turn left. Follow one block to Linden Street and turn left. J. Birney Crum Stadium will be on your right.

West of Allentown:
Take I-78 Eastbound to Exit 54 (Hamilton Boulevard). Make left at bottom of ramp. Follow Hamilton approximately 3-4 miles to 19th Street and turn left. Follow one block to Linden Street and turn left. J. Birney Crum Stadium will be on your right

Weather Forecast 

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 Official Schedule

Performance times are subject to change. Please check back for adjustments.

11:10 National Anthem
11:15 Louis E. Dieruff HS Dieruff High School (Allentown, PA): A / I
11:28 South Hadley HS Tiger Pride (South Hadley, MA): A / I
11:41 River Dell Regional HS GoldenHawks (Oradell, NJ): A / I
11:54 Maple Shade HS (Maple Shade, NJ): A / I
12:07 Delran HS Golden Regiment (Delran, NJ): A / I
12:20 Florence Township Memorial HS Flashes (Florence, NJ): A / I
12:33 Shore Regional HS Blue Devils (West Long Branch, NJ): A / I
12:46 Bordentown Regional HS Scotties (Bordentown, NJ): A / I
12:59 Intermission
13:15 Manhasset HS Indian Marching Band (Manhasset, NY): A / I
13:28 Perth Amboy HS Marching Panthers (Perth Amboy, NJ): A / I
13:41 Catasauqua HS Rough Riders (Northampton, PA): A / I
13:54 Bayonne HS (Bayonne, NJ): A / I
14:07 Pitman HS Pitman Panthers (Pitman, NJ): A / I
14:20 Manchester Township HS Marching Hawks (Manchester, NJ): A / I
14:33 Burlington Township HS Falcons (Burlington, NJ): A / I
14:46 Perryville HS Panthers (Perryville, MD): A / I
14:59 Riverside HS Marching Rams (Riverside, NJ): A / I
15:12 Weehawken HS Indians (Weehawken, NJ): A / I
15:25 Awards
16:05 Brick Township HS Marching Dragons (Brick, NJ): A / II
16:18 Wayne Valley HS Indians (Wayne, NJ): A / II
16:31 Passaic Valley HS Hornets (Little Falls, NJ): A / II
16:44 Central Regional HS Marching Eagles (Bayville, NJ): A / II
16:57 Hicksville HS (Hicksville, NY): A / II
17:10 John F. Kennedy Memorial HS Marching Mustangs (Iselin, NJ): A / II
17:23 Hightstown HS Marching Rams (Hightstown, NJ): A / II
17:36 Pompton Lakes HS Cardinals (Pompton Lakes, NJ): A / II
17:49 Garden City HS (Garden City, NY): A / II
18:02 Robbinsville HS Raven Regiment (Robbinsville, NJ): A / II
18:15 Overbrook HS Rams (Pine Hill, NJ): A / II
18:28 Intermission
18:45 Mainland Regional HS Mustang Marching Band (Linwood, NJ): A / II
18:58 Long Branch HS Spirit of the Green Wave (Long Branch, NJ): A / II
19:11 Oceanside HS Sailors (Oceanside, NY): A / II
19:24 Delaware Valley Regional HS Golden Regiment (Frenchtown, NJ): A / II
19:37 Leonardtown HS Raider Band (Leonardtown, MD): A / II
19:50 Westhill HS Vikings (Stamford, CT): A / II
20:03 Kingsway Regional HS Marching Dragons (Woolwich Twp., NJ): A / II
20:16 East Haven HS Yellowjackets (East Haven, CT): A / II
20:29 Hackettstown HS Tiger Marching Band (Hackettstown, NJ): A / II
20:42 Somerset Berkley Regional HS "Blue Raider" Marching Band (Somerset, MA): A / II
20:55 Monroe Township HS Falcons (Monroe Twp., NJ): A / II
21:08 Burlington City HS Blue Devils (Burlington, NJ): A / II
21:21 Century HS Knights (Sykesville, MD): A / II
21:34 College of Holy Cross (Worcester, MA): Exhibition
21:45 Awards


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