The 18th Annual Milton High School
White Columns Invitational
Marching Band Competition
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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