Purpose of the Festival

The main purpose of the Treasure Coast Crown Jewel Marching Band Festival is to provide a constructive evaluation of all participating bands regardless of band size, classification, or style of show and is intended to be beneficial to both the student participants and the band directors. Additionally, the festival was developed to provide an opportunity for the participants to showcase their accomplishments and to be rewarded for the excellence of their presentations.
The 2016 festival will operate as a Florida Marching Band Coalition Regionally Sanctioned Event retaining the traditionally unique aspects of Crown Jewel.

Band Classification

Based on Winds Only (Percussion, Guard, Auxiliary, Drum Majors do not count)

Prelims:
          • Open = Unlimited (Non-Competitive – No Finals – Ratings Only)
          • Bronze = 0-35 Wind Players – FMBC Class A & AA
          • Silver = 36-56 Wind Players – FMBC Class AAA
          • Gold = 57-80 Wind Players – FMBC Class AAAA
          • Platinum = 81 & Up Wind Players – FMBC AAAAA
Finals:
          • Ruby = 0-50 Wind Players
          • Emerald = 51-80 Wind Players
          • Diamond = 81 & Up Wind Players

Crown Jewel Awards for 2016

Prelims Awards:
Superior Rating Awards-
          • Overall Band
          • Drum Major
          • Auxiliary
          • Percussion
Caption Awards in Each Class-
          • Best Music (4)
          • Best Marching (4)
          • Best General Effect (4)
          • Best Drum Major (4)
          • Best Percussion (4)
          • Best Auxiliary (4)
Placement Awards in Each Class-
          • Best in Class (4)
          • 1st Runner Up (4)
          • 2nd Runner Up (4)
          • Overall Best Drum Major (Regardless of Class) (1)
          • Participation Award (Any band not receiving an overall “Superior” rating)
Finals Awards:
Finals awards presented in each class-
          • Grand Champion (3)
          • 1st Runner Up (3)
          • 2nd Runner Up (3)
          • Best Music (3)
          • Best Marching (3)
          • Best General Effect (3)
          • Best Auxiliary (3)
          • Best Percussion (3)
          • Finalist Award (5)
Overall Crowd Favorite Award (regardless of class) (1)