Band Day

Band day is Saturday, October 1, 2022.

band day program


General Information

Parade competition begins at 9:30 a.m. All bands will be judged on both marching and playing, with their points weighted according to their caption. You must play for each judge. Music Judge - 30 points for music, 10 points for marching; Corner Judge - 20 points corner, 10 points for music; Alignment Judge 20 points alignment, 10 points music. Remember you must play while turning the first left corner. The parade is approximately 8 blocks with two left corners.

Field competition begins at approximately 11:30 a.m. There will be caption judging with four judges. Field Captions are Music Performance, Music General Effect, Visual Performance, and Visual General Effect. There will also be a judge for auxiliaries, field percussion and one for drum majors. Please note: There will be a $5 admission fee to the field competition for adults only; CMU faculty and staff are free. All other competition sites are free. Passes for the director(s), bus driver(s), an administrator will be sent to the band director.


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), Field Percussion and Drum Major (field) scores DO NOT count toward the Sweepstakes Award. There will be separate awards by class for the Indoor Color Guard and Indoor Drum Line competitions. Street and Field Auxiliary and Field Percussion will also be awarded by class. The Outstanding Drum Major Award is a single award given to one drum major(s) in the field competition. New for 2022, we will be adding a Field Percussion Award for each class.

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.