Camellia marching band festival

REGISTRATION FOR THE 2021 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 panel judge 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 15-September-2021 or when festival reaches capacity.

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 25, 2021.

General Information

Admission is $5 for adults. 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.

Exhibition Bands

Faulkner university

Marching Eagles Band

Huntingdon College

Marching Scarlet & Grey

Date and Location

On September 25, 2021, the Marbury High School band boosters will sponsor 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-31, Deatsville, AL 36022

Performance Times

Click here to access Camellia Festival Performance Times.

Venue Layout

Bus Entrance/Tent A: Upon arrival, directors will receive their welcome packet here.

Gate A: Stadium entrance for band members and directors

Gate B: Stadium entrance for spectators (Admission is $5 for adults. Children 5 and under are free.)

Gate C: After Clinic, band members will re-enter the stadium here.

Field Gate 1: Bands will enter this gate to take the field for performance.

Field Gate 2: Bands will exit this gate after their performance then proceed to Clinic in the gym.

Field Gate 3: Equipment/Props field entry and exit

Warm Up Areas A & B: See the performance schedule for your assigned warm up area.

Water Stations A & B: Band members are encouraged to visit the water stations before and after their performance.

Clinic: After field performance, bands will go to Clinic in the gym.

Hospitality Room: The hospitality room will be open to band directors and bus drivers for free refreshments.

Shout Out Table: Spectators can purchase “shout out” messages for $1 each.

Concessions: The concession stand will be open. A price list will be published soon.

Press Box: The press box will be open to judges and Camellia Festival personnel only. No directors, staff, parents, or students will be allowed in press box.

2021 JUDGES

Band: Mr. Doug Brasell

Band: Mr. Kenny Hall

Band: Dr. Rusty Logan

Band: Mr. Matt Martindale

Band: Mr. Eddy Williams

Drum Major: Mrs. Ashley Williams

Percussion: Mr. Jason Warnix

Majorette/Dance: Mrs. Miranda Muir-Peak

Colorguard: Miss Emily Jackson

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.

    • Order of performance within each class is determined by payment received postmark. Earliest postmark performs last in class. Special considerations are given when circumstances warrant such.

    • 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: Below 69


*Class AAA & Above

Superior: 75 – 100

Excellent: Below 74


  • 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.

Student Festival Jobs

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