All street marching competitions shall be conducted in accordance with the rules contained in the National Band Council of Australia Inc. Drill and Street Marching Regulations (abridged version) revised 2012 .
The Parade of Bands will take place on the morning of Saturday 31th March 2018 in the grounds of Xavier College 135 Barkers Road Kew 3101. Melways Ref. M45 C8.
All participants are NOT to park in the cordoned off area for the parade of bands.
Marshalling will commence at 8.00am as per the marching schedule.
Bands will assemble at location Inspection points (G & H) as per site map.
The first two bands must be ready to be inspected by 8.00am. Once bands have finished the inspection they shall fall out and move towards the start area. Drum Major shall report any physical disabilities to the Inspection Drill Judge, as per rule 1.11.
Bands will step off at 3 minute intervals in order of the marching schedule from point (A) Start, on order of the Drill Judge. The front rank at the start line will be marked with five dots. Bands will march from the start and then perform a right change of direction, continuing onto the saluting dais which is located on the right. The band will halt only when the band has crossed the finish line.
The band and or percussion section must play continuously from the commencement of the street march until the halt. The complete band must be playing as it passes the saluting dais.
- Start to Change to Direction: 71 metres
- Change of Direction to Salute: 58 metres
- Salute to Finish Line / Halt: 49 metres
- Change of Direction: 12 x 9 metres (approx.)
Drum Majors Meeting
Drum Majors are advised there will be a Drum Majors’ meeting to be held on Friday 30th March at 6.30pm at the Eldon Hogan Performing Arts Centre, Xavier College.