Camellia marching band festival
REGISTRATION FOR THE 2023 CAMELLIA MARCHING BAND FESTIVAL IS CLOSED.
The Camellia Marching Band Festival will operate as both a Festival and Clinic for your band. This event will have a 3-judge panel for band adjudication. In addition to our 3-judge panel, we will have an additional judge observe your band and give an educational clinic following your band performance. There will also be a percussion judge, a majorette/dance judge, colorguard judge and a drum major judge.
The festival registration will close after the deadline of September 15, 2023 or when applications are received for the first 20 band performances.
Trophies will be awarded for bands, percussion, color guard, drum major, dance, and majorette who receive superior ratings.
If you have any questions regarding our event, please do not hesitate to contact us at Brett.Johnson@acboe.net.
We look forward to seeing you on September 30, 2023.
The admission fee is $8 on GoFan (plus $1 convenience fee charged by GoFan) or $10 cash at the gate. Children 5 and under are free.
There is no fee for parking.
The concession stand and food truck vendors will be open.
Arts Music will be available on site for any emergency repairs.
Date and Location
On September 30, 2023, the Marbury High School band boosters will host the Camellia Marching Band Festival. The event will be held at Marbury High School, located approximately 20 miles North of Montgomery, AL.
Address: 2360 US Hwy 31, Deatsville, AL 36022
The admission fee is $8 on GoFan or $10 cash at the gate. Children 5 and under are free.
The press box will be open to judges and Camellia Festival personnel only. No directors, staff, parents, or students will be allowed in the press box.
Band: Mr. Jeff Caldwell
Band: Mr. Alex Johnson
Band: Mrs. Kristine Johnson
Band: Dr. Rusty Logan
Band: Mr. Eddy Williams
Drum Major: Mr. Dakota Bromley
Percussion: Mr. Jason Warnix
Majorette/Dance: Mrs. Miranda Muir-Peak
Colorguard: Ms. Carli Rutter
FESTIVAL RULES AND REGULATIONS
The competition field will be the size and shape of a regulation football field with five and ten-yard lines, hash marks (53’4”), and sidelines clearly marked. There is a fence enclosing the field.
Bands will be classified according to the number of wind instrument players.
Class A.................up to 15 Winds
Class AA.............. 16- 30 Winds
Class AAA............ 31 -45 Winds
Class AAAA......... 46+ Winds
*Due the size of our venue. We are unable to take bands with more than 100 members at this time.
Bands are scheduled at 10-20 minute intervals.
All bands must perform in uniform. All band and auxiliary officers who will participate in the awards ceremony must be in uniform. Officers are to line up on the front hash mark. No other student will be permitted on the field.
Point Spread for Contest Scoring
*Class A & AA
Superior: 70 – 100
Excellent: 69 and Below
*Class AAA & Above
Superior: 75 – 100
Excellent: 74 and Below
No director, parent, or student from any participating band will be allowed in the press box.
Chaperones will be admitted free at the ratio of 1 chaperone per 10 students. Performing students will receive wrist bands at bus parking. Each band will receive staff wrist bands for directors and staff.
At the conclusion of the ceremony, all band members, parents, etc., who are not involved in the awards presentation must not enter the field area. Do not allow your students to climb the fence onto the field. This is not only for the safety of everyone, but also to preserve the dignity of those students accepting trophies for their bands.
Comment sheets and recordings can be picked up in the pressbox immediately after the awards ceremony.
FIREWORKS ARE PROHIBITED: fire batons are OK to use for this festival but bands are responsible for the required gear to extinguish.
The Marbury High School campus (including the stadium) is a TOBACCO FREE CAMPUS.
Inclement Weather Plans
If for any reason the festival is canceled, schools have the option to defer their payment to next year‘s festival or receive a refund. Updates to our website will reflect cancellations if weather is severe.
If for any reason weather permits us from marching we will be transitioning to a Music performance assessment format, which will take place indoors in the gym. Auxiliary units and bands will be assessed on routines/music in a stationary stand still position.