Band Day

Band day is Saturday, October 13, 2018.

General Information

Parade competition begins at 10 a.m. All bands will be judged on both marching and playing, with their points weighted according to their caption, so you should play for each judge; Music Judge 30 points music, 10 points marching; Corner Judge 20 points corner, 10 points music; Alignment Judge 20 points alignment, 10 points music. Please remember you must play while turning a left corner. The parade is approximately 8 blocks with two left corners.

Field competition begins at approximately 12 noon. There will be caption judging for the band with three judges. Captions are Music, Marching and Maneuvering, and General Effect. There will also be a judge for auxiliaries and one for drum majors. Please note: There will be a $3 admission fee to the field competition for adults only; CMU faculty and staff are free. All other competition sights are free. Passes for the director(s), bus driver(s), an administrator will be sent to the band director. 

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Trophies will be presented to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each competition, or one-half of the bands participating in each class in all competitions. A Sweepstakes trophy will be presented to the band with the highest point total in parade and field competition combined, regardless of classification. Indoor Color Guard, Indoor Drum Line, Auxiliary (street and field), and Drum Major (field) scores DO NOT count toward the Sweepstakes Award. There will be separate awards for the Indoor Color Guard and Indoor Drum Line competitions, and these will be awarded by classification. The same goes for Street and Field Auxiliary and Field Drum Major Awards.

Entry Information

Complete the entry form and return by Friday, September 14, 2018. Please include the entry fee or a purchase order with the entry form. Detailed information and a performance schedule will be sent to all entrants after September 14. We encourage you to include an email address in the appropriate location on the entry form to allow for quicker and more efficient communication once we receive your entry. We would like to send the schedule and final information to you via email thus allowing us to get it to you in a timelier manner than in the past. Register now!

Entry Fees: Street - $65; Field - $115; Drum-line - $55; Indoor Color Guard - $55. No entry fees will be refunded once the schedule is set.

Entries will be limited to the first 45 schools to enter.

Tailgate Information

Due to limited parking for buses and spectators, we have developed a "tailgate lot" where bands that wish to set up a camp to feed their students will be placed. This lot is located approximately one block from the Student and Community Center, two blocks from the Davis Field, and two blocks from the Philips/Robb Recreation Center. NO camps will be set up next to buses in either the ISACC parking lot or the Baseball/Softball lots with the buses unless assigned by the CMU Band Director.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Skip Vandelicht at 660-248-6319 or or Lynette Beeler, Administrative Assistant, at 660-248-6317 or

This is a MSHSAA sanctioned event and classifications will be based on the MSHSAA Official School Enrollment Information.