INDOOR MARCHING ARTS

Band & Performers Regulations

Independent Class

  • No restriction of education requirements.
  • No restriction of nationality.
  • No age requirements for performing members entry.
  • Number of participants NOT below than 10 people, except Drum Major.
  • A performer can only be playing and representing ONE TEAM in each category, also not allow to join in Scholastic Class.

Scholastic Class

  • The band allow to combine students from different school in same province and use only one name team.
  • No restriction of nationality.
  • Performers members must studied at present school not less than one semester.
  • Age requirements for performing members must NOT be over than 18 years old, born since 2003 (Count by year only) except Drum Major.
  • Each scholastic group shall submit eligibility certification signed by the authorizing school principal or administrator listing all approved participants not over than one 30 days. [ Click here to see letter example ]
  • Performing members between 10-40 person, except Drum Major.
  • A performer can only be playing and representing ONE TEAM in each category, also not allow to join in Independent Class.

 

How to Change Class

  • After completed registration please send requirement letter to TWMC and allow to change class 30 days before competition date, after that not allow to change class in any case.

 

Band & Grouping (Based on Number of Participants)

  • Group A : Less than 40 performing members.
  • Group AA : 40 to 60 performing members.
  • Group AAA : 61 to 80 performing members.
  • Group AAAA : 81 to 100 performing members.
  • Group A+ : 101 to 120 performing members.
  • Group AA+ : 121 to 140 performing members.
  • Group AAA+ : Over 140 performing members.

 

Category

  • Winds, main instrument is woodwinds or/and brass or other winds instruments is suitable for competition, also can use percussion instruments and color guard in the show.
    • Independent Class
    • Scholastic Class
  • Percussion, main instrument is percussion and must have drumline and pit percussion or other percussion instruments is suitable for competition, also can use winds instruments and color guard in the show.
    • Independent Class
    • Scholastic Class
  • Color Guard, competition by open music and perfrom only, not allow to use any music instrument in the show.
    • Independent Class
    • Scholastic Class

 

Event Performance

General Rules

  1. All participants must send a video for qualifying round and score ranking (Preliminary) to select not more than 24 teams (including all classes) to the Semi Finals and the Finals.
  2. International participants will be eligible to enter the semi-finals and finals automatically. But you have to send a video to rank the score (Prelims) and will be counted in all 24 teams.
  3. The champion of Bands Competition of Thailand (present year and same category only) will be eligible to enter the semi-finals and finals automatically. But you have to send a video to rank the score (Prelims) and will be counted in all 24 teams.
  4. Judging System by World Marching Band Organization (WMBO), all classes are being judged by different criteria.
  5. Props and equipment not allow to put inside the stadium before or after competition, must take everything out from competition area. Please design everything follow entrance size (Learn at entrance photo).
  6. Can select any suitable songs and the participant team must responsibility for music copyright in anycase.
  7. Electric instruments allow using.
  8. Amplifier band must prepare can not use from stadium system.
  9. Not allow to use Fire, live animal all the time when performance.

Area

  • The floor size is 25x40 Yards. (To perform outside the field is allowed.)

Time

  • Independent Class is allowed a performance time of 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Scholastic Class is allowed a performance time of 4 to 6 minutes.
  • A band is allowed five (5) minutes to set-up and warm-up anywhere in the performance Area (No Penalty).
  • Can start anywhere on the Performance Field. The timing will begin at the conclusion of the Five minutes’ set-up/warm-up time, following the announcement that….
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    Band & Announcer Command

    Step 1 : “Ladies & Gentlemen Welcome to the floor, from __

    Step 2

    “The performance of 20XX Program ______ Asia Marching Arts Thailand Championships proud to present ______ ”

    Start the Show….

    The first step or first moving by the band after the announcement will start count time to performance. If the first step or first moving of performance has not occurred within 15 seconds of conclusion of the announcement, the timer will commence timing.

  • Bands should completely vacate the performance field within three (3) minutes of the end of the Performance (no penalty).

 

PENALTY

  • For time requirements: 0.1 points per 3 seconds or fraction thereof.
  • Any participants over age limit or over quantity of participants rules will not allow to join competition.
  • Props and equipment not allow to put inside the stadium before or after competition: 10 points.
  • For scholastic class must show student certificate follow details that mention in the rules, if not show must change to Independent Class only.

 

Performance Floor Diagram

 

Entrance Size

 

 

ระบบการตัดสิน

ระบบการตัดสินโดยองค์การวงโยธวาทิตโลก World Marching Band Organization (WMBO)

* เรียนรู้เพิ่มเติมเกี่ยวกับระบบการตัดสินได้ที่ www.wmbc.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Awards


ALL CLASS AND ALL CATEGORY
Receive the Royal Trophy Given By
Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn

 

  • All participants will receive certificate in PDF file. 
  • Cash awards will follow announcement of The Marching Band Association of Thailand.

 

Registration

  • Fill in the application form at CLICK HERE
  • Register Fee.
    • Independent Class 200 USD. / Team
    • Scholastic Class 150 USD. / Team

 

Transfer to TWMC Bank Account

Bangkok Bank

Account No. 008-7004-008
Account Name: Thailand World Music Championships
Account Type. Saving Account
SWIFT Code: BKKBTHBK

 

Announced on 5/04/2021

V. 21/1

 

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