MARCHING STREET PARADE

Band & Performers Regulations

Division 1

  • No restriction of education requirements.
  • No restriction of nationality.
  • No age requirements for performing members entry.
  • Number of participants include Musician, Color Guard and Drum Major minimum required must be 27 people each group. No maximum number.
  • A performers can only be playing and representing ONE TEAM in each category, also not allow to join in Division 2.

Division 2

  • No restriction of education requirements.
  • No restriction of nationality.
  • No age requirements for performing members entry.
  • Playing members including Color Guard and Drum Major must be Minimum 10 to Maximum 26 people only, per group.
  • A performers can only be playing and representing ONE TEAM in each category, also not allow to join in Division 1.

 

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 24 teams (including all Division) 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 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. The instruments allow to use in competition is Woodwind, Brass, Percussion, Color Guard, Melodica, Bagpipe.
  6. Can select any suitable songs and the participant team must responsibility for music copyright in anycase.
  7. Player must same person with Marching Street Parade and Show Point, not allow to add or remove player except conductor.
  8. Not allow to add more instruments in Show Point, and not allow to use pit percussion.
  9. Props allow to use, can bring it to prepare at show point.
  10. Use markers and floor number marking from TWMC only (See example in picture below).
  11. Not allow to use Fire, live animal all the time when performance.

Area

  • Distance of parade is around 1.2 Kilometer and street wide 5-8 meters (Depend on road area).
  • The field size (Show) is 10x20 Yards. (To perform outside the field is allowed.)

Time

  • Division 1 must prepare one show at VIP point, performing not over than 3 minutes.
  • Division 2 must prepare one show at VIP point, performing not over than 2 minutes.
  • 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).

 

PENALTY

  • For time requirements: 0.1 points per 3 seconds or fraction thereof.
  • For Division 1, 1 point deduction every 1 person less of the required minimum number. (e.g. If you only have 24 total members, will have 2 points deduction).
  • For Division 2, Disqualification. Group can only compete once required number is meet, exceeding pax must be eliminated immediately.

 

 

Marching Street Parade Direction and Show Point Diagram

 

 

Judge System

Judging System by World Marching Band Organization (WMBO).

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

 

 

Awards

DIVISION 1 & 2

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.
    • Division 1 - 100 USD. / Team
    • Division 2 - 80 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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