MARCHING MUSIC BATTLE

Band & Performers Regulations

Professional Class

  • No restriction of education requirements.
  • No restriction of nationality.
  • No age requirements for performing members entry.
  • Number of participants NOT below than 15 people.
  • A performer can only be playing and representing ONE TEAM in each category, also not allow to join in Basic Class.


Basic Class

  • No restriction of education requirements.
  • No restriction of nationality.
  • Age requirements for performing members must NOT be over than 14 years old, born since 2007 (Count by year only).
  • Number of participants NOT below than 8 people.
  • A performer can only be playing and representing ONE TEAM in each category, also not allow to join in Professional Class.

 

Individual & Dual Battle

  • No restriction of education requirements.
  • No restriction of nationality.
  • No performing member age requirements for unit entry.
  • A performer can only be playing and representing ONE TEAM in each category, (Allow to participant in Battle Open Class and Junior 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.

 

Event Performance

General Rules

  1. All participants must send a video for qualifying round and score ranking (Preliminary) to select not more than 32 teams (including all classes) to 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 32 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 32 teams.
  4. Judging System by World Marching Band Organization (WMBO), all classes are being judged by different criteria.
  5. Each Battle group will need to prepare 2 different routines that consists drumline cadences of their own choices, to be executed together with some drill and display.
  6. Props and Electronic Effect allow to use but must be careful and suitable with show. Only participants can stay in the competition area.
  7. Can select any suitable songs and the participant team must responsibility for music copyright in anycase.
  8. Electric instruments allow using.
  9. Not allow to use Fire, live animal all the time when performance.

Area

  • The competition floor size 15 x 15 Yards. (To perform outside the floor is allowed.)

Time

  • Preliminary Round is allowed a performance time of 30 second to 1 minutes, total 1 set.
  • Battle Round is allowed a performance time of 1 to 2 minutes per set total 2 set.
  • Finals Round is allowed a performance time of 1 to 3 minutes per set total 2 set.
  • A band is allowed one (1) 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 one minutes’ set-up/warm-up time, following the announcement.
  • 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 30 seconds of the end of the Performance (no penalty).

 

Special Rules

Special Rules for WoodWinds Battle

  • Main instruments allow to use is woodwind instruments only.
  • Allow to use Drum Set, Electric Drum, Electric Keyboard, Electric Bass Guitar etc. and auxiliary percussion. Allow only two (2) person to play those instruments and can set up anywhere in battle area.
  • Allow to use wireless microphone with all woodwind instruments and connect to amplifier (Band need to prepare).
  • NOT allow to use Concert percussion, Brasswind, Marching Percussion.

 

Special Rules for BrassLine Battle

  • Main instruments allow to use is brass instruments only.
  • Allow to use Drum Set, Electric Drum, Electric Keyboard, Electric Bass Guitar etc. and auxiliary percussion. Allow only two (2) person to play those instruments and can set up anywhere in battle area.
  • NOT allow to use Concert percussion, Woodwinds, Marching Percussion.

 

Special Rules for DrumLine Battle

  • Main instruments allow to use is Marching Percussion instruments complete with carrier or any traditional drums with holder (unpitched percussion), not allow to put drums on the floor and play.
  • Allow to use Electric Keyboard, auxiliary percussion, allow only two (2) person to play those instruments and can set up anywhere in battle area.
  • NOT allow to use Drum-Set and concert percussion or pitch percussion (Marimba, Vibraphone, Etc.) are not allowed.

 

Special Rules for Color Guard Battle

  • Main instruments allow to use is Marching Percussion instruments complete with carrier or any traditional drums with holder (unpitched percussion), not allow to put drums on the floor and play.
  • Allow to use Electric Keyboard, auxiliary percussion, allow only two (2) person to play those instruments and can set up anywhere in battle area.
  • NOT allow to use Drum-Set and concert percussion or pitch percussion (Marimba, Vibraphone, Etc.) are not allowed.

 

Special Rules for Individual & Dual Battle

  • Is allow for Snare, Tenor Drum and Bass Drum only.
  • Send VDO (mp4) record your performance not over 3 minutes for preliminary round and send file via Google Drive to E-Mail: info@twmc.or.th.
  • Take VDO in landscape and must can see the face clearly.
  • Only top 2 score ranking will pass to finals round at Sisaket province.

 

PENALTY

  • For time requirements: Over or below the rules timing lost one vote for one judge to another side.
  • Any participants over age limit or over quantity of participants rules will not allow to join competition.

 

Performance Area Diagram

 

 

Judge System

Judging System by World Marching Band Organization (WMBO).

* Learn more AMBC judging system at www.wmbc.org

 

 

 

Battle Chart



Awards

 

BATTLE ALL CLASS CHAMPION

DrumLine Battle / BrassLine Battle / WoodWinds Battle
Receive the Royal Trophy Given By
Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn Krom Phra Srisavangavadhana

 

INDIVIDUAL & DUAL BATTLE CHAMPION

DrumLine Battle / BrassLine Battle / WoodWinds Battle
Receive the Royal Trophy Given By
Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn Krom Phra Srisavangavadhana

 

  • 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.
    • Professional Clas 200 USD. / Team
    • Basic Class 150 USD. / Team
    • Individual Battle 20 USD. / Person
    • Dual Battle 40 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

 

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