MARCHING SHOW BAND

Band & Performers Regulations

World Class & Open Class

  • No restriction of education requirements.
  • No restriction of nationality.
  • No age requirements for performing members entry.
  • Number of participants NOT below than 30 people, except Drum Major.
  • A performer can only be playing and representing ONE TEAM in each category, also not allow to join in another class of Marching Show Band.

Student Class

  • Performing members must be student and studied at the same school or institute only.
  • Performing members must studied at present school not less than one semester.
  • No restriction of nationality.
  • Performing members age requirement must NOT be over than 18 years old, born since 2002 (Count by year only) except Drum Major.
  • Performing members between 20-50 person, except Drum Major.
  • Pit percussion are not allow to use, or any part of the show.
  • A performer can only be playing and representing ONE TEAM in each category, also not allow to join in another class of Marching Show Band.

Junior Class

  • No restriction of education requirements.
  • No restriction of nationality.
  • Performing members age requirement must NOT be over than 13 years old, born since 2008 (Count by year only) except Drum Major.
  • No amount requirements for performing members entry.
  • A performer can only be playing and representing ONE TEAM in each category, also not allow to join in another class of Marching Show Band.

Melodica Class

  • No restriction of education requirements.
  • No restriction of nationality.
  • Performing members age requirement must NOT be over than 15 years old, born since 2006 (Count by year only) except Drum Major.
  • No amount requirements for performing members entry.
  • A performer can only be playing and representing ONE TEAM in each category, also not allow to join in another class of Marching Show Band.

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.

 

Event Performance

General Rules

  1. All participants must send a video for qualifying round and score ranking (Preliminary) to select not more than 14 marching 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 14 teams.
  3. The band can select any suitable song.
  4. The Semi Finals round is for qualification for OPEN Class, the band are get the points more than 82.0 points will go to WORLD Class and the band get the points below than 82.0 points will go to OPEN Class in finals round.
  5. In finals round NO class qualification.
  6. In case band has score more than 82.0 points in finals round will automatically up to World Class in the next season.
  7. The Band has participated in TWMC and get the World Class ranking, if in the Semi Finals round for present year the band received scored below than 77.0 points will drop to Open Class.
  8. Judging System by World Marching Band Organization (WMBO), all classes are being judged by different criteria.
  9. The instruments allow to use in competition is Woodwind, Brass, Percussion, Color Guard, Melodica, Bagpipe.
  10. Electric instruments allow using.
  11. Amplifier band must prepare can not use from stadium system.
  12. Not allow to use Fire, live animal all the time when performance.

Area

  • The field size is 50x80 Yards. (To perform outside the field is allowed.)

Time

  • A band is allowed five (5) minutes to set-up and warm-up anywhere in the performance Area (No Penalty).
  • World Class , Open Class is allowed a performance time of 7 to 12 minutes.
  • Student Class , Junior Class , Melodica Class is allowed a performance time of 6 to 8 minutes.
  • 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 field, from __

    Step 2

    “Drum Major __________” Is your Band ready? (Drum Major turn to salute)

    “The performance of 20XX Program ______ Thailand World Music 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 30 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.

 

Performance Field Diagram

 

 

Judge System

Judging System sanction by Asia Marching Band Confederation (AMBC).

* Learn more AMBC judging system at www.ambc.asia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Awards

 

WORLD CLASS

CHAMPION
Receive the Royal Trophy Given By
His Majesty the King of Thailand

 

STUDENT CLASS

CHAMPION
Receive the Royal Trophy Given By
Her Majesty Queen Suthida Bajrasudhabimalalakshana of Thailand

 

JUNIOR CLASS

CHAMPION
Receive the Royal Trophy Given By
Her Royal Highness Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana Rajakanya of Thailand

 

MELODICA CLASS

CHAMPION
Receive the Royal Trophy Given By
His Royal Highness Prince Dipangkorn Rasmijoti of Thailand

 

  • 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.
    • World Class / Open Class 400 USD. / Band
    • Student Class 300 USD. / Band
    • Junior Class 250 USD. / Band
    • Melodica 200 USD. / Band

 

Transfer to TWMC Bank Account

Bangkok Bank

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

Announced on 19/08/2021

V. 21/1

 

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