MSBOA Marching Band Festivals are held at the District level only. There is not a State Marching Band Festival. At the Festival, Marching Bands are adjudicated by three judges one in each of the following captions: Music, Marching and General Effect Showmanship. A group may enter any classification the director chooses. A final rating is determined by a predominance of ratings. Each band has a 15 minute block of time to enter the field, perform their show and exit the field.
Most MSBOA Districts sponsor festivals for member schools. These events highlight a mix of sound, color, movement and unbelievable excitement.
Please contact Dave Jensen with any questions regarding the District 4 Marching Band Festival
Please note that the fee to participate in Marching Band Festival is $100 per ensemble.
October 6, 2020 - Bloomfield Hills High School
Please send 4 copies of the Marching Band Festival application form by CERTIFIED MAIL to:
C/O Royal Oak High School
1500 Lexington Blvd.
Royal Oak, MI 48073