New for 2014 – Preliminary Contest Classifications

Preliminary Contests Classifications

(Applies to all competitions except the Championship)

Class A: 1-30 Winds and Percussion

Class B: 31-50 Winds and Percussion

Class C: 51-80 Winds and Percussion

Class D: 81-120 Winds and Percussion

Class E (Open):121 + Winds and Percussion

First through Third Places will be awarded for each classification for bands and best in class for all other adjudication areas (drum major, auxiliary, majorette, percussion) in the preliminary portions of each competition. Ratings awards will be presented for all bands competing in the preliminary competitions.

Eight bands from each competition will again advanced to the finals portion of each of the local competitions. Placements will be awarded to each band along with overall caption awards.

Mercer University will host GMBS Championship!

Championship Awards

Seeding for the Championship Round is based upon the average of a band’s highest two scores from preliminary competitions at each contest.

A cup will be awarded to the band receiving the highest score from each of the six (6) GHSA Classifications.

Trophies will be awarded to all bands finishing second and lower in each of the six (6) GHSA Classifications.

Caption Trophies will be awarded to the bands scoring highest in each caption within the classes.

Cups will be awarded to the bands scoring highest in the overall captions.

Cups will be awarded to the bands winning the overall championship and the first and second runners-up.

Happy Summer

We hope all of you hard working directors are already enjoying the benefits of the winding down school year. We know it will only seem like a few short days before the season starts back up, so we’d like to take a minute to let you know that registration is up and running.

Remember…If you want to be eligible for the Series Championship, you MUST choose the Series Championship as one of your events. In addition, you may choose 2 or 3 contests to attend. Click “Add to Cart” for each event you want to attend. After you’ve chosen all the contests you want to attend and the Series Championship, choose “View Cart.”

If you are only registering for a single contest, please hit the register button and choose the $75 “Individual Registration” option.

Enjoy your summer! We’ll see you at a GMBS event soon.