General Information

Admission $8

Anyone over the age of 5

Gates Open 12:30PM

PARKING (free):

Parking for all spectators, supporters, parents, alumni, etc. will be located directly across the street from Armuchee High School at Northside Church. For the convenience and safety of our audience, there will be a shuttle bus running throughout the event that will transport passengers to and from the parking lot.

MAP:

Parking for all spectators, supporters, parents, alumni, etc. will be located directly across the street from Armuchee High School at Northside Church. For the convenience and safety of our audience, there will be a shuttle bus running throughout the event that will transport passengers to and from the parking lot.

Campus Map EXTENDED.pdf

About the Armuchee Invitational

The Armuchee Invitational is designed to give participating bands a positive experience and constructive comments to assist in their development and improvement throughout the season. We use judges that are well-qualified and fair for every program, large and small. We only use judges that we would want judging our band.

Performance Types

FESTIVAL: The festival portion of the Armuchee Invitational occurs first and will rate groups on their performance only. Color guards, percussion, drum majors, dance lines, and majorettes will each receive a rating of either Superior ( I ), Excellent ( II ), Good ( III ), or Fair ( IV ). Bands will be judged by using an Olympic-style panel of five judges. The highest and lowest ratings will be dropped and the remaining three ratings will be averaged for the final overall rating.

COMPETITION: The competition portion of the Armuchee Invitational begins after the festival portion and will rate groups on their performance and compare their score numerically to other groups in their classification. Competition groups will receive a rating ( V - I ) and a score ( 0 - 100 ) for each auxiliary unit and one overall band rating and score using the Olympic system as described above.

Classification Requirements

Classification is determined by the number of WIND INSTRUMENTS in your marching band program. Bands are allowed to enter a higher classification but may not enter a lower one. Classification breakdown is as follows:

CLASS A 40 & fewer

CLASS AA 41 - 59

CLASS AAA 60 - 79

CLASS AAAA 80 - 99

OPEN 100 & larger

Awards Ceremony

There will be one awards ceremony for Festival and Competition bands at the end of the event. Trophies will be awarded to auxiliary units and bands who participate in Festival, Competition, or both and earn a rating of Superior or Excellent.

Trophies will also be awarded to auxiliary units and bands who earn 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place in their classification.

There will also be a sweepstakes trophy presented to the band that receives the highest overall score regardless of classification.