Event classes will be based upon the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) school classifications. There will be separate classes for each: One A (A), Two A (AA), Three A (AAA), Four A (AAAA) and, when needed, Five A (AAAAA).

Entries will be limited to the first six bands in each classification for a total of 24 participating groups in the preliminary competition. In the event that a classification does not have six entries, slots may be adjusted to bands in other classifications based upon the postmark date of an entry received prior to October 1, 2012.