**Canceled** Heart of America Marching Festival

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**Canceled** Heart of America Marching Festival

The Heart of America Marching Festival has been canceled for 2018.

Updated: 7/21/18

Participating Bands

Directors who wish to participate should email Dr. Matt Smith by September 21. An online registration form will be sent to participating directors in early fall. The entry fee for the 2018 Heart of America Marching Festival will be $400. Invoices will be sent to directors in the fall.

Bands will be assigned based on total number of winds in the band.

Class 1: 60 winds or fewer
Class 2: 61-90 winds
Class 3: 91-105 winds
Class 4: 106+ winds

Bands may choose to compete in a higher class if desired. We will also consider performance order within divisions based on last year’s results. The specific performance times will be announced after the registration deadline. While we can attempt to honor special scheduling requests due to school activities, we cannot guarantee that they can be accommodated.

Scoring System

A panel of seven judges will evaluate each band. Directors will have the option of receiving a rating/ranking or comments only. All bands will receive adjudication sheets and recorded comments from the adjudicators.

Music General Effect (2 judges) - 40%
Visual General Effect (1 judge) - 20%
Music Performance Ensemble (1 judge) - 20%
Visual Performance Ensemble (1 judge) - 20%

Auxiliary/Colorguard (one judge for caption award only – not used in the overall score)
Percussion (one judge for caption award only – not used in the overall score)


1st Division Rating – score of 75.0 or higher
2nd Division Rating – score of 50.0 – 74.99
3rd Division Rating – score of 0 – 49.99

1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place for each class

Outstanding Music (Music General Effect + Music Performance Ensemble)
Outstanding Visual (Visual General Effect + Visual Performance Ensemble)
Outstanding General Effect (Music General Effect + Visual General Effect)
Outstanding Auxiliary/Colorguard
Outstanding Percussion

Overall Grand Champion – highest overall score

Dr. Matt Smith
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