Competitors at the 2020 PBC!

Gurdon Go-Devil

Marching Band

DeQueen High School

Marching Band

Van Buren

High School

Marching Band

Cabot High School

Marching Band

Malvern High School

Leopard Marching Band

Horatio Roaring Lion

Marching Band

Lakeside High School

Marching Band

Paragould Pride

Marching Band

Legacy of Bryant

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October 10th , 2020 - Our First Band Performs at 3:00 p.m. Central Time

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Music For All Affiliate Marching Band Regional

The Power Band Classic and Music for All formed a partnership in 2018 with the Power Band Classic. It was the first Music for All affiliate marching contest. The purpose of partnership was for both organizations to be able to enrich the musical experience of students through the marching arts.

Check out this link below to read more:

For more information, please contact:

Jon Shultz, Director of Bands Lake Hamilton Schools at or 501-760-6513

Arrival for Participants

When you arrive on campus all buses, trucks, and other school vehicles need to check in at the Middle School. This is the first entrance on the right/south of the stoplight at Wolf Street and Adam Brown Road. It is a lengthy circle drive, so all of your school vehicles should fit easily. While here, parent and student volunteers will sign you in, and give every student and staff member a wristband. Any parent spectators you have with you will need to go straight to the spectator parking area (follow the signs).

Monitors and Warm-Up Areas

There will be monitors provided for the event. It will be the responsibility of the director and staff of each group to enter and exit the Warm-Up Area at their appropriate times. Beginning the Warm-Up process too soon or arriving late to the gate could result in disqualification from the event. A student guide will come to your position in the parking areas at the appropriate time to take you to your warm-up area. There are two warm-up areas, labeled A and C. Warm-up A is located on the Baseball Field . Warm-up C is located on the Softball Field. We ask you to please warm-up facing away from the stadium, so your sound does not carry into someone else’s performance.

Stadium Entrance

Pit percussion will enter at the large gate on the Visitor’s Side of the stadium. There will be railing set up to prevent spectators from interfering with travel. All pit groups will enter the gate quietly, under the direction of the guide, and make their way to the holding area on the east end of the Football Field. The previous band will more than likely still be performing at this time. Once the previous band’s show is over and the pit has left the field (through the same gate) then you may proceed to the performance area. Once your performance ends, all pit personnel will leave the field going through the gated area back out into the parking lot.

All other non-pit band members will enter through the same gate. The band will then proceed, under the direction of the guide, to the northeast corner of the field. When advised, the band will enter the field area to begin setting up for performance. When the show has ended all non-pit members must leave the field area through the same gate.


Restrooms will be made available to participants. They will be located at the back side of our Field House next to the stadium. It will be the responsibility of each school to monitor the number of students that are in each restroom.

Food and Meals

The students will be able to use the concession stand that is on our visitors side. It will be up to the directors to maintain the number of children that are allowed to use this at a given time.

We are willing to provide sack lunches, drinks, and /or candy for your ensemble. Here is the menu and prices:

Drink, Hot Dog, Lays Chips, Candy for $8

Drink, Cheeseburger, Lays Chips, Candy for $9.

Drink choices: Dr. Pepper, Coca Cola, Diet Coke, Coke Zero, Diet Dr. Pepper, Sprite, Blue Powerade, Water

We can also accommodate you if you would like a version of this without candy, chips, or drink. If you are interested, please email or call 501-760-6513.

Power Band Classic 2020 Information


All tickets will be sold on-line for $6. There will be only 500 tickets for each block of bands (see schedule below). There will be a few tickets left at the gate, but the ONLY way to ensure you can get in, is to pre-order.

Here are the links to purchase tickets:

The link will be closed Friday morning. At that time Iwe will let you know how many tickets will be available at the gate.

Lake Hamilton Band Parents will not need to purchase a ticket. Information for LH Band Parents will be forth coming (check your remind).

The gates will open for parents/fans for the first 5 bands at 2:30pm. When the first 4 bands performances are over, the stadium will then be cleared. EVERYONE will exit the stadium. Re-entry is strongly discouraged. However, if a patron wants to re-enter, they will have to buy another ticket.

The gates for the parents/fans of the last six bands will open at 5:40pm. At the conclusion of the last 6 bands performances the contest will be over.

Live Streaming

The Power Band Classic will be live-streamed through the Music for All Network. See Link Above.


Due to Covid 19 regulations masks must be worn by participants and spectators at ALL TIMES!!! The only exceptions will be during the consumption of food and/or drink.

Students, Staff, or Spectators that refuse to comply with the mask ordinance will be forced to leave the property.


Any applicable copyright laws for the performance and/or arranging of music for each band’s performance are the sole responsibility of each participating unit.


A professional video service will NOT be provided.

Power Supply

There will be power from the stadium provided. Bands will be responsible for providing their own extension cords, power strips, sound equipment, etc. Feel free to bring your own source of power if you choose.


4-wheelers, ATVs, Mules, Rangers, lawnmowers, etc. are NOT allowed on the track surface.


Performers will be allowed to remove their mask once they enter the performance field. All staff and prop crew must remain masked. Bands will be given 4 minutes of set-up time and 2 minutes to leave the field. Students, Staff, Equipment, and Props must IMMEDIATELY return to their parking area.

Load Equipment/ and Leaving

The Band must load equipment and leave the parking area by prescribed time.

Scoring System

The Bands of America scoring system/sheets will be used for this event. It is the position of Bands of America that music is the more important aspect of the performance, with the marching and the presentation and the visual enhancement of the program. Similarly, more emphasis has been placed on the effectiveness to the audience and the general effect judges, than on fine-line perfection of the performance judges-which may be an aspect to work on for even better effectiveness. Consequently, the weight of the numbers in the Bands of America scoring system places 60% of the value on music and 40% on visual, and at the same time, 60% of the score within the area of general effect and 40% within the performance area. The point allotment for the competition is as follows:

20 points Music Performance

20 points Visual Performance

20 points General Effect Visual

40 points General Effect Music

For a copy of this system, visit the BOA web page at In the event of a tie, the high placement will be awarded to the band with the higher score in the General Effect caption. This will only be used to determine Class Champions and finals competition.


Competition Suite will be used for comments and scoring. There will be a virtual awards ceremony at the end of the day of competition. There will not be any school representatives at the ceremony.

Division Ratings

  • I 70 and above

  • II 60-69

  • III 45-59

  • IV 44 and below


  • Division Ratings for Band, Auxiliary, and Percussion

  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place in each Class

  • Outstanding Music Performance in each Class

  • Outstanding Visual Performance in each Class

  • Outstanding General Effect in each Class

  • Outstanding Auxiliary in each Class

  • Outstanding Percussion in each Class

There will also be Placement Awards (1 - 10) and awards for Outstanding Overall Music, Visual and General Effect.

Congratulations to Bryant High School

2019 PBC Grand Champion

Outstanding General Effect, Outstanding Music, and Outstanding Visual!

Awards - 2019

1st Division Color Guards

Fountain Lake HS Band , Benton HS Band, Hot Springs HS Band, North Little Rock HS Band, Gentry HS Band, Malvern HS Band, Lakeside HS Band, Queen City HS Band, Arkadelphia HS Band, Greenbrier HS Band, Bryant HS Band, Greenwood HS Band, & Cabot HS Band

1st Division Percussion

Fountain Lake HS Band , Benton HS Band, Hot Springs HS Band, North Little Rock HS Band, Gentry HS Band, Malvern HS Band, Lakeside HS Band, Queen City HS Band, Arkadelphia HS Band, Greenbrier HS Band, Bryant HS Band, Greenwood HS Band, & Cabot HS Band

2nd Division Bands

Fountain Lake HS Band, Hot Springs HS Band, North Little Rock HS Band, & Gentry HS Band

1st Division Bands

Benton HS Band, Malvern HS Band, Lakeside HS Band, Queen City HS Band, Arkadelphia HS Band, Greenbrier HS Band, Bryant HS Band, Greenwood HS Band, & Cabot HS Band

Finals Awards

8th Place - Malvern HS Band

7th Place - Benton HS Band

6th Place - Arkadelphia HS Band

5th Place - Lakeside HS Band

4th Place - Greenwood HS Band

3rd Place - Queen City HS Band

2nd Place - Cabot HS Band

Outstanding Visual - Bryant HS Band

Outstanding Music - Bryant HS Band

Outstanding General Effect - Bryant HS Band

2019 Grand Champion - Bryant HS Band

Please check out Pep Wear for your Power Band Classic gear at the site below.

Prelim Class Awards

Class 3A

Outstanding Color Guard - Queen City HS Band

Outstanding Percussion - Queen City HS Band

Outstanding Visual - Queen City HS Band

Outstanding Music - Queen City HS Band

Outstanding General Effect - Queen City HS Band

Class 3A Champion - Queen City HS Band

Class 4A

Outstanding Color Guard - Gentry HS Band

Outstanding Percussion - Arkadelphia HS Band

Outstanding Visual - Arkadelphia HS Band

Outstanding Music - Gentry HS Band

Outstanding General Effect - Arkadelphia HS Band

3rd Place in 4A - Gentry HS Band

2nd Place in 4A - Malvern HS Band

Class 4A Champion - Arkadelphia HS Band

Class 5A

Outstanding Color Guard - Lakeside HS Band

Outstanding Percussion - Lakeside HS Band

Outstanding Visual - Lakeside HS Band

Outstanding Music - Lakeside HS Band

Outstanding General Effect - Lakeside HS Band

3rd Place in 5A - Hot Springs HS Band

2nd Place in 5A - Greenbrier HS Band

Class 5A Champion - Lakeside HS Band

Class 6A

Outstanding Color Guard - Greenwood HS Band

Outstanding Percussion - Greenwood HS Band

Outstanding Visual - Greenwood HS Band

Outstanding Music - Greenwood HS Band

Outstanding General Effect - Greenwood HS Band

2nd Place in 6A - Benton HS Band

Class 6A Champion - Greenwood HS Band

Class 7A

Outstanding Color Guard - Bryant HS Band

Outstanding Percussion - Bryant HS Band

Outstanding Visual - Bryant HS Band

Outstanding Music - Bryant HS Band

Outstanding General Effect - Bryant HS Band

3rd Place in 7A - North Little Rock HS Band

2nd Place in 7A - Cabot HS Band

Class 7A Champion - Bryant HS Band

A huge thank you to Music For All, Dr. Eric Martin, The Hayes Agency, the participating bands, those in attendance and all our Parent/Adult/student volunteers for making this event possible!