The following procedure for certification to the AREA MARCHING BAND CONTEST will be used at the REGION CONTEST.

CERTIFICATION FOR ADVANCEMENT

Each music region shall certify bands to the area marching band contest under the following:

A. Any band that has a Statement of Intent on file with the REGION EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE and receives a Division I rating at the region contest shall be certified for advancement to area.

B. In the event only one band, or NO bands receive a Division I rating, two bands shall be selected by the judging panel for advancement to area. In such cases, the scoring procedure will conform to ranking system outlined in the Constitution & Contest Rules.

In order to comply with requirements for certification to the AREA Marching Band Contest as outlined in the "C&CR", the following "Statement of Intent" over the signatures of the band director, and principal or superintendent of each school entering a marching band in the Region Contest must be submitted. They must indicate WHETHER or NOT their band will participate in the AREA contest "IF CERTIFIED".

Therefore, the appropriate person(s) are requested to answer and sign the "Statement of Intent" below indicating their intentions. This document MUST be included along with the regular Region Marching Contest Entry Forms. FAILURE TO COMPLY means your band CANNOT BE CERTIFIED to advance to the Area Contest, even if the band receives a Division I rating at the Region Contest.

STATEMENT OF INTENT must be mailed with your entries to REGION CONTEST.


STATEMENT OF INTENT

If our band"IS CERTIFIED" at the REGIONAL MARCHING CONTEST, we

WILL WILL NOT participate in the AREA CONTEST.

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SCHOOL:_________________________________________________ CONFERENCE:__________

Superintendent OR Principal Signature: ___________________________________________________

Director Signature: ____________________________________________ Date: _________________