Any high school band in Arkansas, Tennessee, Missouri, or Mississippi that is a member of its State Band Association is invited to participate. This event has been sanctioned by the Arkansas Activities Association.
Click on the 2014 Contest Online Registration tab above to enter online. The non-refundable entry fee is $175. Make checks payable to Jonesboro Band Boosters and send to:
|DIVISION||CLASS||WINDS + PERCUSSION|
Pyrotechnics: No fire or fireworks will be allowed in the stadium, nor will any prop or effect that could potentially damage or leave residue on the contest field.(i.e. confetti, baby powder, etc.). Bands who violate this rule will be DISQUALIFIED, and no refund given.
The Mid-South Marching Classic uses a caption-judged format. There are four band judges. Each judge will responsible for a portion of the band's total score. No scores will be dropped and no averages are taken.
Two judges are assigned to the MUSIC CAPTION. The Music Judges will each be responsible for 25% ot the band's score, and therefore, will constitute 50% of the band's total score. One judge will be assigned to the VISUAL CAPTION and one judge will be assigned to the EFFECT CAPTION. Each of these captions constitute 25% of the band's score. EFFECT is defined as the relationship between the musical and visual presentations. While they may contribute to the band's effect, audience reaction and special effects are not being judged.
There is one judge each for PERCUSSION, COLORGUARD and FIELD COMMANDERS. These judges determine placement and awards within their captions they do not affect the band's score.
A numerical score determines the band's rating and ranking. Ratings will be assigned as follows:
Ties in scores will not be broken.
|Class Awards||Division Awards||Overall Awards|
|Band Superior & Excellent Ratings||1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Bands||Most Entertaining Band|
|1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Bands||Outstanding Music Performance||Top Bands 1st-5th Place|
|1st, 2nd Place Colorguard||Outstanding Visual Performance||Grand Champion|
|1st, 2nd Place Percussion||Outstanding General Effect|
|1st, 2nd Place Field Commander|
|Outstanding Soloist Award|
The Top Five Bands, regardless of classifcation, will be considered "Finalists."
If weather conditions are considered by the contest director to be unsafe, the contest will be declared a "rainout." Unsafe conditions include, but are not limited to, extremely heavy rain, the presence of lightning, and the issuance of severe weather warnings.
2013 Mid-South Results Houston High School Band, Grand Champion
2012 Mid-South Results Paragould High School Band, Grand Champion
2011 Mid-South Results Union City High School Band, Grand Champion
2010 Mid-South Results Paragould High School Band, Grand Champion
2009 Mid-South Results Union City High School Band, Grand Champion
2008 Mid-South Results Paragould High School Band, Grand Champion