Registration & Director Information


The 43rd Annual Pell City Marching Festival October 21st, 2023

Registration 2023
2023 Registration is officially closed, however, we are taking waiting list entries. If interested, please send email to: [email protected]

You and your band are invited to the Pell City High School Marching Festival. The Pell City Marching Festival is an excellent opportunity for your band students to display their talents and compare their work with that of other talented bands from Alabama and around the Southeast. Please make plans to attend this year’s festival by completing the online registration (closed) and then mailing in your $100 entry fee to:

PCS Band Boosters
PO Box 1652
Pell City, AL 35128

(Please make checks payable to PCS Band Boosters). Performance order will be determined by postmark rather than band size so register early! (Regardless of postmark your application will not be considered valid until all materials are received). Also, if you attended the festival last year and you refer another band and they attend this year, your entry will be refunded to you at the festival.


Class       *Wind & Percussion

*7th & 8th graders marching count as half.

  • OPEN: 101 or more
  • AAAA: 76 – 100
  • AAA: 51 – 75
  • AA: 26 – 50
  • A: 01 – 25


Band judging will be Olympic style (drop the lowest and highest score and average middle 3). All awards for band will be based on this system. All sections will be judged on how well they do what they do- regardless of style.

2023 Judges


  • Justin White
  • Duane Player
  • Melvin Morgan
  • Carlton Wright
  • Craig Henson

Drum Major

  • TBD


  • TBD


  • TBD


Five minutes minimum to 10 minutes maximum.


All superior ratings will receive trophies (drum majors will receive medals). A Best in Class trophy will be awarded to the highest-scoring Band, Drum Major(s), Majorette, Dance Line, Color Guard, and Percussion in each class. The *Ronnie White Award will be given for the highest music score. The *Dennis Diffee Most Entertaining Award will be awarded by the judge’s choice.

*Ronnie White and Dennis Diffee are both former long-time Band Directors at Pell City High School.

Hospitality Rooms

A hospitality room will be provided for visiting Band Directors in our band hall.

Attention band directors: If your school requires a w9 for book keeping purposes you can find that here.

For questions please contact our Band Room at (205) 338-2122.

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