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Gulf Coast Invitational Overview and Information

Festival Format
For our preliminary portion of the event, we will offer you and your program a chance to have your band adjudicated using the MHSAA/MBA marching festival sheets and format. It is our goal that you will receive positive and constructive feedback from a terrific panel of judges a full two weeks before the MHSAA/MBA marching regional event.

Bands will be scheduled from smallest to largest based on their MHSAA/MBA classification (1A-6A). Out-of-state bands will be assigned using the same standard and converted to the Mississippi classification if there is a discrepancy.
Competition Format
For our second portion of the event, we will offer you and your program a chance to compete in a class-based formatted event determined by the number of wind players in your marching band. There will be class awards and overall awards presented at the conclusion of the evening. Bands will be scheduled by classification based upon registration postmark and fees paid. The registrations with earlier postmarks will perform later in their classification. If two or more bands within the same class have the same postmark performance order will be done by random draw. The contest host reserves the right to “even out” the classes based on the number of entries.
Competition Classifications
Class A:
Class AA:
Class AAA:
Class AAAA:
Class AAAAA:
  1-22 winds
23-45 winds
46-60 winds
61-80 winds
81-up winds
Adjucation Panel - Competition
Music Ensemble Music Ensemble Visual Ensemble Visual Ensemble
General Effect Visual General Effect Musical Percussion Colorguard
Adjucation Panel - Festival
Band Percussion Colorguard
Concessions and Video
Concessions will be provided by the Biloxi High School Band Boosters. Open flames are not allowed on the Biloxi High School Campus and parking near the stadium will be at a premium so we would appreciate it if your participants would patronize our concession stand on site.

Professionally made DVD’s will be available via C.A. Video
Entry Registration and Fees
Festival & competition registration is due by 9/7/2019. Please make checks payable to the Biloxi High School Band Boosters.
Festival Only:
Competition Only:
Festival & Competition: