Event Details

The 34th Annual Southern Invitational will be held on Saturday, October 21st, 2017 on the campus of Sprayberry High School in Marietta, Georgia.

The address for Sprayberry High School is 2525 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta, Georgia, 30066.

Bands are invited to participate in a ratings only Festival that uses Olympic Judging in the morning, or compete in our Caption Judging competition in the afternoon and evening. Directors may also choose to compete in both events.


Classifications

Classifications are determined by the number of brass, percussion and woodwinds only. Auxiliary does not effect the overall count when determining the band classification.

Classification Breakdown

Class A                           less than 50
Class AA                         50-74
Class AAA                       75-99
Class AAAA                    100-129
Open Class                     130 and up

Division Breakdown

Silver Division - Class A and AA
Gold Division - Class AAA and AAAA
Open Division - Open Class


Awards

FESTIVAL

In the morning Festival, Bands will be awarded ratings of Superior (I), Excellent (II), Good (III), Fair (IV) or Poor (V) based on their overall performance. Ratings will be given in Percussion, Colorguard, Auxiliaries, Drum Major and Overall Band, with a trophy given for each rating. For the Overall Band category, the rating will be the average scores of Five Band Judges.

To view Festival Judge Sheets, please click here.

 

COMPETITION

Awards will be given within classification and within division. For Overall Band Awards, Caption Judging will be utilized, with 2 judges evaluating Music Performance, 2 judges evaluating Visual Performance, and 2 judges evaluating General Effect. Scores in each of these captions will be averaged. These scores will then be weighted using the following percentages: Music Performance - 40%, Visual Performance - 25%, General Effect - 35% to give Overall Band Score.

For Colorguard, Percussion and Drum Major, one judge will evaluate each performance and award a score out of 100.

 

Based on these scores, awards in each Classification (A, AA, AAA, AAAA, OPEN) will be given as follows:

Most Outstanding Colorguard, Percussion, Drum Major and Majorette
1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Overall Band (All Bands not receiving a 1st, 2nd or 3rd Place Overall Band Award will receive an Outstanding Performance Award)

 

Awards in each Division (Silver, Gold, Open) will be given as follows:

Most Outstanding Colorguard, Percussion, Drum Major and Majorette
Most Outstanding Music Performance
Most Outstanding Visual Performance
Most Outstanding General Effect
Grand Champion

 

Finally, we will present the following awards to band with the highest score in each category regardless of class or division:

Barry Morgan Award for Visual Excellence

In honor of Sprayberry Band of Gold's long time friend and SI Judge, Mr. Barry Morgan. This award will be given each year to the band that is awarded the highest score for Visual Excellence during the contest portion of the Southern Invitational, regardless of class, size or division.

Freddy Martin Award for General Effect Excellence

In honor of Sprayberry Band of Gold's biggest supporter, Mr. Freddy Martin. This award will be given each year to the band that is awarded the highest score for General Effect Excellence during the contest portion of the Southern Invitational, regardless of class, size or division.

Dan Martin Award for Music Excellence

In honor of Sprayberry Band of Gold Director Emeritus, Mr. Dan Martin, this award will be given each year to the band that is awarded the highest score for music excellence during the contest portion of the Southern Invitational, regardless of class, size or division.

To view Competition Judge Sheets, please click here

 


All Bands must perform within a 6 to 10 minute time limit. Bands must enter the stadium, perform their show and clear the performance area within their 15 minute time period. Failure to adhere to the 15 minute time limit will result in a penalty of 1 point per minute over. This penalty will be deducted from the band's overall score.

GENERAL GUIDELINES


2017 SI BROCHURE

To download our 2017 Southern Invitational Brochure, please click here.


To view video of our stadium, please click here.

Jim Frazier Stadium