The 19th Annual Milton High School
White Columns Invitational
Marching Band Competition
Click the address above for directions.
Note - enter from Birmingham Highway onto School Drive as the Freemanville entrance will be closed.
To provide the best experience for our performers and spectators enrollment will be limited to ~15 bands and closed when we reach our student performer capacity limits. Applications are accepted on a first come basis upon receipt of both the online entry form and $100 payment. Bands will be perform in their class in reverse order of postmark.
Marching Bands Only
Pre-Order a meal for your band and skip the line at concessions
Ordering link available here
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
2024 Adjudication Panel
Music Performance: TBD
Music Performance: TBD
General Effect Music: TBD
Visual Performance: TBD
General Effect Visual: TBD
Drum Majors: TBD
Bands will be classified according to the number of wind players.
Bands may enter a higher classification but may not enter a lower classification.
Class A - Up To 40 Winds
Class AA - 41-59 Winds
Class AAA - 60-79 Winds
Class AAAA - 80-100 Winds
Class AAAAA (OPEN) - 101 + Winds
Overall band scores for class, division, and overall placement will be in the Caption Format.
One judge will evaluate each band in their respective category for a maximum score
of 100 in the following areas: Music Effect, Visual Effect, Music Performance,
Visual Performance. In addition, the following captions will be adjudicated,
but will not be used factored into the overall score:
Drum Majors, Colorguard, and Percussion
Superior - 85-100
Average - 55-69.99
Fair -below 55
Awards will be given in the following areas
Participation plaque for exhibition groups, or GMEA ratings for colorguard, percussion and overall band for all competing bands
Caption awards: 1st in class for percussion, colorguard, drum majors in each class
Caption awards: 1st in class music performance, visual performance and overall general effect in each class
Class placement awards: 3rd, 2nd, 1st place overall in all classes
Most outstanding brass, woodwind and most entertaining award (regardless of class, voted on by judges)
Silver Division Grand Champions (classes A, AA, AAA)
Randall Coleman award for Musical Excellence (highest music score, regardless of class)
Gold Division Grand Champions (class AAAA, AAAAA (OPEN))
Following the performance, each band will receive access to
complimentary professional photographs from Super Holiday Tours