Please read carefully and adhere to the amount of time allotted.
All visiting bands should check well in advance with
the home band director for the
amount of time allotted to the visiting groups -- it is not automatically half of the time.
Please be courteous and do not perform past your allotted time.
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FOOTBALL HALFTIME TIMING
From the Arkansas Activities Association
When the Teams Leave the Field
10 to 20 minutes
|15 Minutes is normal. It may be increased to a maximum of 20 minutes, provided opponents have been notified no later than five minutes prior to the game. By mutual agreement of the opposing coaches, the intermission may be reduced to a minimum of 10 minutes.|
|MANDATORY Warm-up Activity Following Intermission||3 minutes|
coach is responsible for his team being on the field for mandatory warm-up
time at the end of the scheduled halftime intermission.
|An intermission between
halves was initially created to provide a break from competition for the
players. That time for rest and recovery for those participants also
presented an opportunity for schools to showcase other extracurricular
activities, such as marching bands, dance and/or spirit groups. However,
game management has long been restricted in extending its halftime beyond
15 minutes, unless it has a scheduled homecoming, parents/seniors
recognition, or other "special halftime activities." Deleting the
requirement of "special halftime activities" before it is permissible to
increase an intermission to 20 minutes, provides game management with more
flexibility in determining its length of halftime; however, 15 minutes is
still the norm. It should be noted that state high school associations
retain the authority to restrict the amount of time place on game clocks
to anywhere between 10 and 20 minutes. However, neither state
associations nor game officials can delete the requirement of the
three-minute warm-up period following the halftime period.
*NOTE* The home teamís administration decides who performs at halftime and the length of the performance. It is the administratorís responsibility to make sure the activities are over on time! The HOME team may be penalized if the activities do not end on time.