State Marching Ensemble Contest
(Procedures & Registration Below)

         I.     Qualification to Entry-Schools that choose to participate at the Arkansas State Marching Contest must earn a 1st or 2nd Division at Region
               Marching Assessment.
  Schools will have to pre-register by a prescribed date.  If a ensemble pre-registers for the event, and does not qualify at
               Region Assessment then the entire amount of the registration fee will be refunded.

            II.     Prescribed Date - The event will be held Monday-Tuesday of the 18th AAA calendar week, rain date is Monday-Tuesday of the 19th week. 
                For  2021 Monday-Tuesday, November 1-2 - rain date Monday-Tuesday, November 8-9.
                For  2021 -  Classes 1A, 2A, 3A, 4A on Monday ; Classes 5A, 6A, 7A on Tuesday

           III.    Fees - The Registration Fee for this event will be $300.00. Tickets for State Marching Contest will be $10 + handling fee ($1.00 + cc processing fee of .029% + 0.30). Only virtual tickets will be sold.  A link will be posted on the
website to purchase tickets.  Pre-K admitted free with paying entrant.  Number of passes that will be available for each group are listed in Contest Rules Document below.

           IV.   Format of Contest - The ensembles will compete by ASBOA Classification in this event. Each ensemble will perform once during the contest (no finals).   
The scoring breakdown would be 60% Music, and 40%  Visual.

          V.  Event Tracks

                1 - Live Performance for RANKING and RATING

                2 - Live Performance for RATING only
3 - Prerecorded performance submitted through Competition Suite

          V.  Awards
1st Division Marching Ensemble
3rd Place in Class

                2nd Place in Class

                1st Place in Class

                Overall Music   

                Overall Visual


Must complete all 4 steps below by October 8, 2021

1 - Registration   ---   2 - Invoice   ---   3 - Copyright  --   4 - $$$
To pay by Credit Card, request an invoice from


All Classes   --   MUST READS!
 Rubrics and Adjudication Sheets

State Marching Ensemble Contest Procedures

War Memorial Rules and Procedures

Policies for Stadium

Map of War Memorial Stadium

State Contest Schedule