Marching Band Festival

IHSMA State Marching Band Festival

Registration Deadline: September 7, 2023
Penalty Deadline: September 13, 2023
Festival Date: October 7, 2023 (North); October 14, 2023 (South)
Registration Fee: $175.00
Admission Fee: Adult – $10.00; Senior (62+) – $7.00; Student – $5.00

Information for the General Public

Looking for your school’s performance location? Click here: 2023 Site Assignments

Admission Fee: Adult – $10.00; Senior (62+) – $7.00; Student – $5.00

Performance Schedules & Site Locations 

Photos: Jolesch Enterprises Photography will be photographing each band as well as capturing action shots of each performance. Photographs can be purchased online through their website.
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Marching Band Festival Results:

Director Information

DIRECTOR INFORMATION including Site Assignments, Rules and Regulations, and Extreme Temperature Index Tables
Festival Central Login – Online Registration, and Judge Evaluation!
Extreme Temperature Index Tables – CHART
NEW: Extreme Temperature Index has been updated to include cold weather guidance.
In the case of dangerous hot weather, as indicated by a “heat index” reading of 90 degrees or higher (See IHSMA Extreme Temperature Index), 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, wind chills, 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 PTH8708.50 degrees and below: recommend that bands require students to wear additional layers for warmth and comfort. Windchills of 25 degrees and below, rehearsals and competitions should be postponed. IHSMA will employ the use of the IHSMA Extreme Temperature Index Table and the guidance therein for the IHSMA State Marching Band Festival.
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