The 18th Annual Milton High School

White Columns Invitational 

Marching Band Competition 


Saturday, November 4th, 2023

13025 Birmingham Highway Milton, Georgia 30004

Note - enter from Birmingham Highway onto School Drive as the Freemanville entrance will be closed. 



Click Here  to Enroll in the 2023 WCI

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 $75 payment. Bands will be perform in their class in reverse order of postmark.


~8 spots remain as of 05/04/23



 All tickets are $12, kids under 5 are FREE

Tickets will be sold online and at the gate

A note to our spectators: We HIGHLY recommend purchasing tickets before arriving at the gate to ensure you enter in time to see your band perform.  

Tickets can be purchased via GoFan (link will be available at this location)



Stadium Parking will be $5 (cash only)

On site concessions, bake sale, and various vendors (cash and credit card)

50/50 raffle (cash only)


NO alcohol allowed on campus. Gates open at 1:40PM.

 We will not be enforcing a clear bag policy for this event. 





Marching Bands Only

Pre-Order a meal for your band and skip the line at concessions

Ordering link will be available here

Questions?  Email




2023 Adjudication Panel


Music Performance: Erik Mason

Music Performance: Patrick Erwin

General Effect Music: David Vandewalker

Visual Performance: Carlos Gonzalez

General Effect Visual: Bo Sodders

Percussion: Alan Sears

Colorguard: Bobby Jones

Drum Majors: Jessica Kelley


 Rules and Regulations

 Classification System

Bands will be classified according to the number of wind players.

Bands may enter a higher classification but may not enter a lower classification.


Silver Division
Class A - Up To 40 Winds

Class AA - 41-59 Winds

Class AAA - 60-79 Winds


Gold Division

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

Excellent 70-84.99

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