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WCHS
Yellow Jacket Band

Deep south classic marching invitational

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 2, 2019

Celebrating marching excellence!

The first annual Deep South Classic Marching Invitational is a new tradition to a tradition rich community. 

We are very excited to introduce bands from all over to our great community.  Our invitational offers:


  • A professional panel of adjudicators who are experts in their field, giving you useful written and recorded feedback to improve your performance.
  • FAIR and BALANCED judging with relevant measures of evaluation (quality over quantity).
  • A comfortable environment for students to enjoy and learn from the competitive experience.
  • A community of dedicated volunteers who are committed to Marching Band as a sport and an art form.
  • Vendors who love marching band as much as your students do – and want to help them have a great time!
  • TONS of great food – for you, your staff, and your students.
  • Great bands, great music, and a great time!
  • TONS of awards – including a six foot trophy for the Grand Champion.
  • Valdosta State University will be the exhibition band that evening!
  • Judges this year are Andy Bell music performance, Jessie Morlan music performance, Debby Bradley visual performance, Tom Brown visual performance, Charles Westman Overall Music Effect Dr. Danny Kiene Overall Visual Effects, Christina Huss drum major, Vincent Rosse percussion Alan Carter Color Guard and Dance Line.

Our contest is designed to accommodate bands of all sizes and any instrumentation. Our judges reward quality relative to the classification of the band. Band classifications are based on the published GMEA classifications.  

We invite you to check out all of the information on our website. If you’re looking for a “superior” contest experience for you and your band – you’ll want to come to Wayne County. Close out your competitive marching season in style! 

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Forms and Information

Online Registration

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Please click on the picture and fill out the form via google forms. After you are done please print the confirmation page and add your signature and your principal signature and then mail the $75 registration payment and $500 bond to the WCHS Band Boosters.                                                                                          


Old School Registration Form

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If you are the pen and paper type of person please download the form and mail it in with your $75 Registration payment and $500 bond.

Announcer Form

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Please fill this form out and send it in at least 1 week before the competition. 

Absentee Form

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This form needs to be turned in the day of competition. 

Rules and Regulations

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This information tells you everything that you need to know about our event. 

Directions, Maps and More

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Map of the stadium, Directions, Concessions, air grams, and more

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Band Entry Fee

$75.00

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card


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Vendor Fee

$300.00

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card