We have the most respected and prestigious competitions in America. Typically, our competitions involve from 35 to 100 dance & auxiliaries teams. Categories for the auxiliary competition include: team flag, rifle, team flag and rifle combined, winter guard show , majorettes team twirl, and majorettes dance twirl. We also have ensemble and solo competition for color guard and majorettes.

 

Guidelines and Overview

 

 

Auxiliary Regional Information:

6 Team Divisions:
(teams consist of 5 or more)
Team Flag
Dance Twirl
Winter Guard Show
Team Twirl
Team Rifle
Team Flag and Rifle

Ensemble Competitions

Small Majorette Ensemble

Small Color Guard Ensemble

Solo Age Divisions
Based on Age by 8/31 of this school year

Tiny (formerly Prek-K) 6 years and younger

Mini (formerly Elem 1-3) 7-9 years old

Youth (formerly Elem 4-6) 10-12 years old

Junior (formerly JR 7-9) 13-14 years old

Senior 15-16 (SR 9-10) 15-16 years old

Senior 17-18 ( SR 11-12) 17-18 years old

OPEN 19+- (formerly High School Grad +) 19 + years old

Rules and Guidelines

  1. Team Routines should be from 2 minutes and 30 seconds to 3 minutes in length. Ensembles should not exceed 2 minutes and 30 seconds in length.

  2. Solo routines should be limited to 2 minutes & not exceed 2 minutes and 15 seconds in length.

  3. Winter Guard Productions may be up to 10 minutes in length, which includes set up and break down.

  4. Music may be recorded on CD or iPod. Bring back up music in case technical difficulties arise.

  5. Facitilites for Team Auxiliary Performances will be on a gymnasium floor which measures 96' x 50'. Solos and ensembles may be held in a smaller gym, ballroom, or stage. However, celings will be tall enough to avoid any performance problems.

Professional judges will provide digital audio critiques for all team, ensemble, and solo performances. At Nationals, Team routines will also receive a video of their performance with audio judging critiques.

Note: Small ensembles for color guards and twirlers consist of 2-4 performers only. Any group with 5 or more participants must enter the team division.

REGIONAL AUXILIARY AWARDS:

  • Superior Trophies for all Division I Rated Team (scoring 85 or higher)

  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Places for Color Guard and Majorette Ensembles and Solos.

  • Medals for Superior Rated Ensembles Members and Soloists.

  • Best in Class Plaques for Highest Scoring Flags, Majorettes, and Winter Guards.

  • Choreography Awards for most innovative Majorette, Flag, Rifle, and Winter Guard performances in each Team Division.

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NATIONAL AUXILIARY AWARDS:

  • Special National Championship For Team Placement

  • National 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Trophies for Color Guard and Majorette Ensembles and Solos.

  • Medals for Superior Rated Ensembles Members and Soloist.

  • National Championship Jackets for the Winning Senior Solo Champions

Marching Auxiliaries promises to utilize some of the most outstanding WGI, DCI, NBTA, and USTA affiliated experts in the industry. Judges will provide three verbal critiques for all team, ensemble, and solo performances.

JUDGING CRITERIA:
A panel of (3) professional judges will provide digital audio critiques on all Team, Officer Line, Ensemble, and Solo Performances at all M.A. Regional Contests. Score sheets will accompany all critique tapes.

NOTE: At all M.A. Dance Competitions, judges will be encouraged to deduct points in the appearance and choreography captions if appropriate costuming, movement, and/or music is not utilized in all routine performances

 

Color Guard Competitions

Contest Dates

December 10, 2016 Brazoswood HS

Houston Area, Clute, TX-
Holiday Classic
(reduced contest fees)
registration deadline: 11/25

January 14, 2017 South Sioux City HS S. Sioux City, NE
Midwest Regional 1
registration deadline: 1/1
January 21, 2017 SE Polk HS Pleasant Hill, IA,
Midwest Regional 2
registration deadline: 1/5
January 28, 2017 South Houston HS South Houston, TX
Houston Classic
(reduced contest fees)

registration deadline: 1/11
January 28, 2017 Heritage HS

Midlothian, TX
North Texas Regional 1
registration deadline: 1/11

February 4, 2017

Bowie HS
In 2017 both Dance & Auxiliaires will be competiting here since this competition is now a Regional competition.

 

Austin, TX
Austin Regional
registration deadline: 1/17
February 5, 2017 Westerville Central HS

Westerville, OH
Ohio Classic
(reduced contest fees)
registration deadline: 1/17

February 11, 2017 Plano East Sr. HS

Dallas area - Plano, TX
North Texas Regional 2
registration deadline: 1/25

February 11, 2017 W.B. Ray HS

Corpus Christi, TX
South Texas Regional
registration deadline: 1/25

February 11, 2017 Waltrip HS , HISD Only

Houston, TX
HISD Teams Only
registration deadline: 1/25

February 18, 2017 Grapevine HS Grapevine, TX
North Texas Regional 3
registration deadline: 1/31
February 18, 2017 Champion HS San Antonio Area - Boerne, TX
San Antonio Regional
registration deadline: 1/31
February 18, 2017 Tyler Junior College Tyler, TX
Rose Capital Regional
registration deadline: 1/31
February 24-25, 2017

Klein Oak HS

Houston, TX
Houston Regional 1
registration deadline: 2/7

February 25, 2017

Taylor HS
High School teams, officers, ensembles and solos only for Dance and Auxiliaries

Houston, TX -
Houston HS Showdown
registration deadline: 2/7
February 25, 2017 Liberty HS
Frisco, TX
North Texas Regional 4
registration deadline: 2/7
March 4, 2017 Palmview HS Mission, TX
Rio Grande Classic
(reduced contest fees)
registration deadline: 2/15
March 11, 2017 Seminole HS Orlando, FL
Southeast Regional
registration deadline: 2/22
March 11, 2017 Riverdale HS New Orleans, LA
Gulf Coast Regional
registration deadline: 2/22
March 24-25, 2017

National Competition

This exciting event begins Friday morning and ends late on Saturday. Please make travel plans accordingly.

In 2017 this contest will include USASF Dance Worlds Partial Bids!

Ft. Worth Convention Center, TX
registration deadline: 3/7



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