USBands is continually accepting date requests for fall marching band events! Interested schools may choose what type of event they wish to host.
Types of Local Events
Clinic & Preview - Early in the season, schools may choose to host a Clinic & Preview Event. USBands will provide four adjudicators and two additional clinicians who will work directly with each band after they perform to provide immediate educational feedback.
Silver - At a Silver Event, USBands will provide four adjudicators in the captions of Music Individual, Visual Performance, General Effect and Ensemble Analysis. USBands will also provide a minimum of three event staff members to assist with event operations on the day of the event.
Gold - At a Gold Event, USBands will provide six adjudicators in the captions of Music Individual, Visual Performance, General Effect, Ensemble Analysis, Color Guard and Percussion. USBands will also provide a minimum of three event staff members to assist with event operations on the day of the event.
Event Host Guide
The Event Host Guide is an excellent resource for those who may be interested in hosting a USBands-sanctioned event. It covers the various requirements, guidelines and best practices. This can give prospective hosts an idea of what to expect and how to host a successful event. Current hosts are expected to abide by the Event Host Guide, as stated in their contracts.
Event Packet Template
Event hosts can use this template to ensure that all participating units receive the proper information in the weeks and days leading up to the event. Please e-mail completed guides to Eric James at or Michael Trehey at .
As an announcer at a USBands event, your words will be the voice of USBands to thousands of students and parents. One of the biggest challenges announcers face is knowing what to say throughout the entire event. We hope that this guide will help!
Sponsor Program Pages
Per the USBands Local Host Guide, Local Event Hosts must provide up to 12 full pages in the event program for USBands and its corporate sponsors to advertise at no cost.
Tabulators can use their Competition Suite login and password to access their event schedule. Events will only go "live" on the day of the event for event staff and adjudicators.
In some areas, USBands Regional Events are held at large high school facilities. These events are typically larger than a local show and need adequate space and support to be successful. If you are in an area where USBands is not currently active and would like to host a Regional Event, please contact Eric James at or 610-821-0345 x129.