THE TOP 6
1. PARAGOULD - Richie Williams, director
2. JONESBORO - Grant Harbison, director
3. HIGHLAND - Greg Bruner, director
4. OBION CO. CENTRAL - Jonathan Byrd, director
5. PIGGOTT - Jeremy Wortham, director
A: Hoxie High School - Joseph Curtis, director
AA: Piggott High School - Jeremy Wortham, director
AAA: Highland High School - Greg Bruner, director
AAAA: Jonesboro High School - Grant Harbison, director
AAAAA: Paragould High School - Richie Williams, director
Most Entertaining Band
HIGHLAND HIGH SCHOOL
2017 Judging Panel:
Music: Steve Warner - Jonesboro, AR
Music: Marcy Wells - Greenbrier, AR
Marching: Ken Williams - Malvern, AR
Marching: Chris Tate - Forrest City, AR
Effect: Leigh Boyce - Trenton, TN
Effect: Cathy Coonis - Seymour, MO
Colorguard: Sheila Brooks - Conway, AR
Percussion: Ryan Alexander - Hot Springs, AR
CONTEST RULES & GUIDELINES
Any high school band that is a member of its state band association is invited to compete.
No more than 22 bands will be accepted for the Redskin Classic. In the event 9 or less bands enter, the contest may cancel.
The entry fee is $185. Bands are not officially entered until their entry fee is received.
Classification is determined by the total number of musicians performing - this INCLUDES percussion.
Bands may elect to enter a larger classification if they choose, but not a lower one.
Performance order is determined within classifications by placement of the previous year's competition. Bands who did not compete the previous year will be scheduled ahead of bands that competed, by reverse order of entry.
The classes break down as follows:
Class A: 1-25 musicians
Class AA: 26-50 musicians
Class AAA: 51-74 musicians
Class AAAA: 75-105 musicians
Class AAAAA: 106 or more musicians
There is no minimum or maximum show length. However, bands have 16 minutes of "stadium time." This time begins at the scheduled performance time, unless a band has caused the competition to run behind. Any band who causes the contest to adjust the scheduled times for other bands will be assessed a 2 point “delay of contest” penalty.
• Penalties are extremely rare, and will only be used if a band causes the competition to be unfair for the other bands.
• Musicians MAY NOT warmup outside the designated warm up areas. This does not apply to colorguards or marching blocks unless an amplifying sound system is used.
• No fire or fireworks will be allowed in the stadium, nor will any prop or effect that could potentially damage the contest field. Bands who violate this rule will be DISQUALIFIED, and no refund given. This rule is in place to assure managers of contest sites that their fields will not be damaged.
• Penalties can only be assessed by the contest director, and will be subtracted from the overall band score after judging is complete. The judges will not be informed of potential penalties. Penalties can only be assessed for the items listed above, or for unsportsmanlike conduct on the part of any band member, director, staff member, or PARENT.
Ties in scores will not be broken.
The top five scoring bands, regardless of classification, will be considered "Finalists." In the event a large number of bands have entered, the contest reserves the right to increase the number of these "Finalists."
The contest is run on a caption-judged format. There are six band judges. Each judge will be responsible for a portion of the band's total score - no scores will be dropped, and no averages are taken.
Please note that while caption-based judging is in place, the system is designed for bands to be evaluated on a one-time performance. This differs from BOA-type scoring in that the criteria-based rubrics less rigorous, making it easier for bands to earn Superior and Excellent ratings.
There are two judges each in the captions of MUSIC, MARCHING, and OVERALL EFFECT. The Music judges will each be responsible for 20% of the band's score. Music, therefore, will consitute 40% of the band's score.
Each of the Marching and Effect judges will be responsible for 15% of the band's total score. EFFECT is defined as the relationship between the musical and visual presentations. While they may contribute to the band's effect, audience reaction and special effects are not being judged.
There is one judge each for PERCUSSION, and COLORGUARD performance. These judges determine placement and awards within their captions - they do not affect the band's score.
A numerical score determines the band's rating and ranking, as well as those of the auxiliary units. Ratings are assigned as follows:
I (Superior) 80.0-100.0
II (Excellent) 60.0 - 79.9
III (Average) 40.0 - 59.9
IV (Below Avg) 0.0 - 39.9
If weather conditions are considered by the contest director to be unsafe, the event will be declared a rainout. Unsafe conditions include, but are not limited to, extremely heavy rain, the presence of lightning, or the issuance of weather warnings.
If the contest is called a rainout before it begins, the contest will move indoors (if facilities are available), and the competition will become a standstill music competition. Marching performance will not be judged.
If facilities are not available, the contest will be canceled. The entry fees will be refunded, minus an amount to cover the judges' travel expenses. These expenses will be totaled, divided by the number of registered bands, and withheld equally from all bands' entry fees. The remainder will be returned. Note: Refunds will not be made to bands who choose to pull out of the contest before it is officially canceled.
Refunds will not be made for bands who cancel out of the event after the registration deadline.
THE REDSKIN CLASSIC
Marching Band Championship
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Deadline for Entry: September 18
Bald Knob High School
Bald Knob, Arkansas
Participant 2004, 2011
Batesville High School
Class AAAA Champion 2007, 2012, 2014
Finalist 2007, 2012, 2014
Briarcrest Christian High School
Brighton High School
Blytheville High School
Participant 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2013, 2015, 2016
Conway High School
Grand Champion 2013
Class AAAAA Champion 2013
Corning High School
Participant 2003, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016
Cross County High School
Cherry Valley, Arkansas
Participant 2010, 2011, 2012
Dardanelle High School
Most Entertaining 2014
DeWitt High School
Dyer County High School
Dyersburg High School
Class AA Champion 2013
East Poinsett County High School
Participant 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016
East Prairie High School
East Prairie, Missouri
Gosnell High School
Class AA Champion 2003, 2004, 2006
Class A Champion 2011
Participant 2005, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Greene County Tech High School
Class AAAA Champion 2009, 2010, 2015, 2016
Class AAA Champion 2011, 2013
Class AA Champion 2014
Finalist 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Most Entertaining Band 2015, 2016
Harrisburg High School
Grand Champion 2007
Class A Champion 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2014
Class AA Champion 2007, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016
Finalist 2004, 2005, 2006, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016
Highland High School
Class AAA Champion 2016, 2017
Class AA Champion 2009, 2010
Finalist 2009, 2010, 2016, 2017
Most Entertaining Band 2017
Hoxie High School
Class A Champion 2007, 2009, 2017
Participant 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010
Jonesboro High School
Grand Champion 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016
Class AAAA Champion 2004, 2005, 2017
Class AAAAA Champion 2003, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016
Finalist 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Lake Hamilton High School
Grand Champion 2003
Class AAAA Champion 2003
Liberty High School
Mountain View, Missouri
Marion High School
Finalist 2003, 2004
Milan High School
Class AAA Champion 2009
Finalist 2009, 2010, 2011
Mountain Home High School
Mountain Home, Arkansas
Mountain View High School
Mountain View, Arkansas
Participant 2007, 2012, 2016
Nettleton High School
Class AA Champion 2005
Finalist 2005, 2007
Newport High School
Class A Champion 2010
Participant 2005, 2009, 2011
Obion Co. Central High School
Class AAA Champion 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010
Finalist 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2017
Ozark High School
Paragould High School
Grand Champion 2017
Class AAAAA Champion 2017
Piggott High School
Class AA Champion 2017
Finalist 2007, 2011, 2012, 2017
Rector High School
Class A Champion 2016
Participant (info tba)
Ripley High School
Rivercrest High School
Participant 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2016
South Side High School
Southside High School
Trumann High School
Class A Champion 2012, 2013, 2015
Participant 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2016, 2017
Valley View High School
Class AAA Champion 2014, 2015
Finalist 2014, 2015, 2016
Participant 2007, 2009
Walnut Ridge High School
Walnut Ridge, Arkansas
Participant 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2017
West Memphis High School
West Memphis, Arkansas
Westside High School
Finalist 2012, 2015, 2016
Participant 2006, 2017
IN EACH CLASS:
TOP THREE DRUMLINES
TOP THREE COLORGUARDS
TOP THREE BANDS, INCLUDING CLASS CHAMPION
EACH BAND EARNING A SUPERIOR RATING
EACH BAND EARNING AN EXCELLENT RATING
TOP THREE MUSIC SCORES
TOP THREE MARCHING SCORES
TOP THREE EFFECT SCORES
MOST ENTERTAINING BAND
OVERALL FIFTH PLACE*
OVERALL FOURTH PLACE
OVERALL THIRD PLACE
OVERALL SECOND PLACE
REDSKIN CLASSIC GRAND CHAMPION
*The contest reserves the right to increase the number of "finalists" based on the number of bands that perform.
The Pocahontas Bands