How is the schedule determined?
Online registration for BandBEAT begins on March 1, 2017. Performance order is based on registration date. Priority in the performance order to those bands that register early.
BandBEAT will be held as a single-run contest for 2017.
How are the classes determined?
- Class A - 0 to 34 winds
- Class AA - 35 to 49 winds
- Class AAA - 50 to 64 winds
- Class AAAA - 65 and above winds
Bands may opt to move up to a higher classification than assigned, however bands will not be permitted to perform in a classification below their assignment.
What awards will be given at the event?Each class will receive awards for first, second and third place. Caption awards will be given for High Music Performance, High Visual Performance and High Overall Effect.
We will also award the top highest scoring band in Class A/AA as well as Class AAA/AAAA. A Grand Champion will be named to the highest overall score, regardless of classification.
What are the registration costs to participate?
There is no registration fee for BandBEAT. All participating bands are required to participate in the Ticket Fundraiser.
What is the ticket fundraiser and how does it work?
The Ticket Fundraiser was designed as a way to help bring in larger audiences for the event, as well as offer bands the opportunity to fundraise for their own programs in the process!How it works: Each band is required to purchase ONE ticket for every THREE band members. The tickets are sold to bands at a discounted price. Bands have the option to sell their tickets at face value to parents, fans and other spectators. The band program is able to keep the difference between the discounted price and the face value of the ticket. You can also choose to purchase more than the required ticket amount if you choose!
Example: Say your band has 100 members. You will be required to purchase only 33 tickets. You can then sell the tickets at face value and keep the difference!
Payment for all tickets is required before you will be permitted to check into the event.