Thank you for showing interest in the Georgia Marching Band Series. Please take a look around and come back often! The Georgia Marching Band Series was started to give an alternative approach to marching contest in the state of Georgia. You can enter any of our contests individually or decide to enter at least two contests to try for a Series award. Our judge’s sheet is very explicit and leaves little room for interpretation. It is our goal to run a fair and equitable contest that gives any band the opportunity to excel.
We have a few exciting changes to the GMBS format that are sure to make our contests even better this year. First, classifications for preliminary contests (that is all contests except the Series Championship) will now be based upon Winds and Percussion size instead of GHSA guidelines. Second, GMBS will be using a dedicated Drum Major judge. The drum major’s score will still be part of the band’s overall score listed as a sub-score on the Overall Effect Sheet. Third, there are three new venues hosting GMBS events. One of them is Mercer University in Macon, GA. Mercer will be hosting the Series Championship contest on November 8! More detail about these announcements and many more can be found by reading our Summer 2014 Newsletter.
We are very excited about GMBS and are planning for growth in the future. We hope that you consider coming to our contests. We will do everything to make it a rewarding experience for you and your students.