Scoring and Adjudication: The judging panel will be the same for both the festival and competition. The panel is made up of a music judge, visual judge, and general effect judge. In addition, there will be one judge each for Drum Major, Color guard, Percussion, and Drill Team/Majorette.
Awards: Festival: There are no numeric scores given. Trophies will be awarded to those bands with overall Superior and Excellent ratings, and Superior or Excellent ratings for each caption. A separate awards ceremony may be done at the conclusion of the festival performances.Competition: Trophies will be awarded to those bands with overall Superior and Excellent ratings, and Superior or Excellent ratings for each caption. There will be a trophy for the band scoring highest overall in each caption and the highest band score in each classification. A Silver Division and Gold Division Championship will be awarded, as well as a Grand Championship to the highest scoring band, regardless of classification.
Registration Fee/Performance Bond: A $75 registration fee will be charged to all bands participating in the Coastal Empire Classic Marching Festival. Any band wishing to perform in both festival and competition portions of the event will need to pay $125. Any bands that register after October 2nd will be charged an additional $25 late fee. Georgia bands are required to post a $500 performance bond. Bands from outside Georgia will need to submit a $250 bond. This bond will be returned with the registration packet on the day of the marching festival/competition.
Festival PolicyWe want the students and directors involved in the Coastal Empire Classic to have a positive learning experience. We believe that helpful comments and constructive criticism add greatly to the students’ education.
Band ClassificationsClass A: Up to 40 WindsClass AA: 41-64 WindsClass AAA: 65-90 WindsClass AAAA: 90+ Winds
Concessions:A full concession stand will be open for the entire festival. Special arrangements can be made to feed your group before or after the festival performance times. Please support our program, and use the concession stand for at least one meal.