The 46th annual ISSMA Marching Band season kicked off on September 29th and is featuring 176 Indiana High School Marching bands participating in the festival, scholastic, or open class.
The Festival Class is a non-competitive classification which places greater aspect on the musical aspects of the performance. The Scholastic Class take into consideration band size and school enrollment. And the Open Class is geared towards the bands desiring to perform at the State Finals held at Lucas OIl Stadium by qualification through regional and Semi-state events.
All bands, regardless of classification will receive a Gold, Silver, Bronze, or Participation based upon their level of achievement.