Marching Band


Saturday, October 19, 2019
Centennial Bank Stadium - Arkansas State University

The A-State Open is a marching competition for high school bands where bands are classified by band size, not by high school enrollment.  Band size includes all musicians participating in the performance, including brass, woodwinds, drum line, and front ensemble.  Bands may elect to enter a larger classification, but not a smaller one.

Class Sizes

Class A: 1-25 members
Class AA: 26-50 members
Class AAA: 51-74 members
Class AAAA: 75-105 members
Class AAAAA: 106 or more members

The 2019 non-refundable entry fee is $250.00.  Registration will be open from August 1, 2019 until September 30, 2019.  The contest will be capped at 20 bands.

For more information regarding judges, awards, rules, guidelines, and schedules, click here.

A-State Open