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Jaycee Stadium
555 Sunset Blvd
Jesup, GA 31545

Celebrating marching excellence!

The 4th Annual Deep South Marching Competition is a new tradition to a tradition-rich community. 

We are very excited to introduce bands from all over to our great community.  Our invitational offers:


  • A professional panel of adjudicators who are experts in their field, giving you useful written and recorded feedback to improve your performance.

  • FAIR and BALANCED judging with relevant measures of evaluation (quality over quantity).

  • A comfortable environment for students to enjoy and learn from the competitive experience.

  • A community of dedicated volunteers who are committed to Marching Band as a sport and an art form.

  • Vendors who love marching band as much as your students do – and want to help them have a great time!

  • TONS of great food – for you, your staff, and your students.

  • Great bands, great music, and a great time!

  • TONS of awards – including a six-foot trophy for the Grand Champion.

  • Judges this year are as follows:

    • Music Effect: Tom Brown

    • Visual Effect: Wally Shaw

    • Music Performance:  Albert Bussey and Clint Raburn

    • Visual Performance:  Danny Kiene and Dominique Lane

    • Majorettes: Lynice Williams-Jackson

    • Drum Majors: Kenza Murray

    • Color Guard: LaTim King

    • Percussion: Dr. Matt Fallen


Our contest is designed to accommodate bands of all sizes and any instrumentation. Our judges reward quality relative to the classification of the band. Band classifications are based on the published GMEA classifications.  

We invite you to check out all of the information on our website. If you’re looking for a “superior” contest experience for you and your band – you’ll want to come to Wayne County. Close out your competitive marching season in style! 


Please register by clicking below, once you are done please print the form confirmation page and then mail the $100 registration payment and $500 bond to 1 Jacket Dr. Jesup, GA 31545, Attn. Andy Hursey. 

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