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Celebrating marching excellence!

The Third Annual Deep South Classic Marching Invitational 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: Vincent Rosse

    • Music Performance: Jeremy Fermin and Andy Bell 

    • Visual Performance:  Albert Bussey and Bob Edwards

    • Majorettes: Lynice Williams-Jackson

    • Drum Majors: Kenza Murray

    • Color Guard: Claire Fermin

    • Percussion: Anthony Jones


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. Closeout your competitive marching season in style! 


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

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