Classification of WAMSB Sanctioned Events

Category (Based on Member Age)

Junior:
Bands in which all the participating band members are under 16 years of age during the competition

Senior:
Bands that do not qualify for the Junior category and whose participating band members are all under 23 years of age during the competition

Open:
Bands in which any of the participating band members are over the age of 22 during the competition

Class (Based on Band Size)

A — Fewer than 65 performing members
AA — 65 to 100 performing members
AAA — 101 to 150 performing members
AAAA — Over 150 performing members

WAMSB WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP EVENTS 

Class AAAAA

Level I — Quintannual World Grand Championship events including required preliminaries. Qualification requirements for entrants.

Class AAAA

Level I — Annual World Championship events including optional preliminaries. Qualification requirements for entrants.

WAMSB INTERNATIONAL EVENTS

Class AAA

Level I — Qualifying round for WAMSB World Championship events including optional preliminaries. Qualification requirements for entrants.

Level II — Open events including any optional preliminaries. Qualification requirements for entrants.

Level III — Regional events including any optional preliminaries. Qualification requirements for entrants.

Level IV — Open events without qualification requirements for entrants.

WAMSB NATIONAL AND AREA EVENTS Class AA

Level I — National event including any optional preliminaries. Qualification requirements for entrants.

Level II — National event including any optional preliminaries without qualification requirements for entrants.

Level III — Area event including any optional preliminaries. Qualification requirements for entrants.

Level IV — Area event without requirements for entrants.

Scoring for WAMSB Sanctioned Events

Guidelines for judgment in the caption areas are provided. Each jury member will be assigned responsibility for recording scores in one or more caption or sub-caption areas. Any scores from the main captions that are subdivided shall be recombined and averaged to arrive at the main caption score. The scores are assigned in consideration of the appropriate Division, Category, Class, Form, Type and Composition of the band.

The scores are based upon the band’s ability and performance in their own individual Form and style. First, Second and Third Division Bands will be judged to the same standard.

The choice of Form and Style is not judged.
The resulting scores from each main caption will be displayed as soon as possible after each band’s performance, as event circumstances permit. An Overall Rating Score Sheet for each performance will be compiled at the conclusion of the event.

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