The event offers four classes of competition which are based on school enrollment in grades nine through 12. Admission is $6 for high school student and adults, $3 for K-8 grade students. Preschool children may attend for free.�
Judges for the competition are William Ballenger form Lubbock, TX; Todd Blazer from Alexandria, MN; Kim Cosen from Owatonna, MN; Eric Haenfler from Gilbert, AZ; David Haugen from Sioux Falls; and Steve Lyons from Champlin Park, MN.������
Trophies will be awarded to the first three places in each class of field competition with a sweepstakes trophy being awarded for the outstanding performance of the day. Plaques will also be awarded for best drum major, color guard, drum line and horn line in each class.� �����������
For more information, please contact Dr. Lawrence Mitchell, festival director, in the Department of Music at USD, at 605-677-5726, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.