Penalty Deadline: September 18, 2019
Festival Date: October 12, 2019 (North); October 19, 2019 (South)
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Weather Policy regarding Excessive Heat
In the case of dangerous hot weather, as indicated by a “heat index” reading of 90 degrees or higher (See IHSMA Heat Index Table), all marching bands will be required to perform in partial uniform. Partial uniforms shall consist of single layered, light fabric clothing with no head covering or jacket. This policy shall be required at the IHSMA State Marching Band Festival and recommended for implementation at all other invitational and local marching events.
Adjudicated events may decide to have an entire classification of bands adhere to this policy in the anticipation of heat-related issues for some of the bands within that class.
Band members and Directors should plan accordingly. Though it is not necessary, bands may choose to have an alternate uniform as their “partial uniform” (i.e matching shirts and shorts) as a backup alternate plan should the Weather Policy apply. If shorts are utilized they should be in modest taste.
Adjudicators shall not deduct any points for bands marching out of uniform or in partial uniform due to weather related concerns (heat index, windy conditions, precipitation, etc).”
IHSMA will provide a Digital Temperature/Humidity Pen for each IHSMA State Marching Band Festival Host Site’s use. IHSMA recommends the use of the General Digital Temperature/Humidity Pen – Model PTH8708.
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