Marching Band Festival

IHSMA State Marching Band Festival

Registration Deadline: September 8, 2022
Penalty Deadline: September 15, 2022
Festival Date: October 8, 2022 (North); October 15, 2022 (South)
Registration Fee: $160.00
Admission Fee: Adult – $8.00; Senior (62+) – $6.00; Student – $3.00

Information for the General Public

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Admission Fee: Adult – $8.00; Senior (62+) – $6.00; Student – $3.00

Performance Schedules & Site Locations – Schedules will be released as soon as they have been created. This occurs between September 22 and September 30.

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.
Marching Band Festival Results:

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.

Heat Index Table

Director Information

Festival Central Login – Online Registration, and Judge Evaluation!

Sample Adjudication Forms:

American Legion Flag Code

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