• WSMA State Marching Band Championships

Held in October each year at UW-Whitewater, the WSMA State Marching Band Championships is one of the few truly competitive activities WSMA offers. Bands are able to enter in categories of Festival Class, Novice Class, Class A, Class AA, Class AAA, and Class AAAA. This popular event concludes with an evening Awards Ceremony recognizing the top performing groups in each class, as well as Caption Awards.

For students in grades: 9-12
Timeline: March-September, October

Plan now to attend the 32nd Annual WSMA State Marching Band Championships on
Saturday, October 15, 2016

For more information, contact Tim Wurgler


Championships Announcements

2105 Marching Band Shows - Now Posted
2015 Championships Schedule - Now Posted!

2015 Independent Show Results

To order pictures from the 2013 Championships - 
LifeTouch Photography - Click Here!

To order miniature Class or Caption Trophies - 
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WSMA State Marching Band Handbook
Revised for 2014

WSMA Marching Band Committee Members

Weather Emergency Plan

Frequently Asked Questions about the WSMA State Marching Band Championships

  • Method of Draw to Determine    Performance Order
  • Judge Selection
  • Participation
  • Marching Band and the Concert Requirement
  • Class Assignment Process
  • Non-Competitive Options
  • Classification By School Size
​Learn more about Marching Opportunities in Wisconsin at:

Festival Class Overview

Festival Class Adjudication Forms

General Effect

Championship Results Archives

WSMA Marching Band
Hall of Fame

2015 Championships Ticket Information

The Box Office will open at 11:00 AM on Saturday, October 17th.

Tickets are only available on the day of the event and may only be purchased at the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater Perkins Field Box Office.

Ticket Prices:

$14 - Adults

$7 - Children ages 6 - 17; Senior Citizens; Undergrad College Students with valid ID.

Free - Children 5 and Under. 


2015 Championships Results

2014 Championships Results


Programs from Previous Championships