The top 12 scoring bands regardless of class are invited to perform in the evening’s Finals. If a Class Champion is not among the highest scoring bands advancing to Finals, they will be invited to perform at Finals in exhibition. Performance order is determined by a “Top 6/Bottom 6” draw.
-Bands of America Contest Format
-New 5500 Seat Stadium Facility with Artificial Turf Field
-Professional Quality Evaluations Provided by a First Class Judging Panel
-Prelim/Finals Format for Performance Opportunities
Bands are classified by school enrollment, grades 10-12 only.
Class A 0-400
Class AA 401-600
Class AAA 601-1225
Class AAAA 1226 - up
The new classification system was adopted in 2012 in order to align with the Bands of America classification system.
Coordinated by Jackie Gilley
John Phillips- Cape Coral, FL
Ken Turner- Apalachin, NY
Drew Shanefield- Philadelphia, PA
Chip Crotts- Atlanta, GA
Jim Sturgeon- Louisville, KY
Patty Beggy- Boston, MA
Marie Czapinski- Oklahoma City, OK
Ryan Edgmon, Director of Bands