9/23/2020

Guidelines for Bands Performing at MSHSAA Football Playoff Contests

NOTE:  Please consult with your local or state health department and school administration regarding the current restrictions/allowances relative to allowable group size and social distancing recommendations.

Halftime intermission shall be limited to a maximum of 15 minutes (12 minutes max for one band) plus the 3 minute warm-up prior to the start of the second half (20 minutes if both bands are performing; 7 minutes each band).

Option 1 - One Band Performing:  The band performance shall be limited to a maximum of 12 minutes at halftime including marching onto the field, performing, and marching off the field.  The band director shall consult the game manager concerning arrangement for halftime and pregame activities.  A school's dance team may perform during the 12 minutes allotted the school. 

Option 2 - Two Bands Performing:  Each band performance shall be limited to a maximum of 7 minutes at halftime including marching onto the field, performing, and marching off the field.  The band director shall consult the game manager concerning arrangements for halftime and pregame activities.  A school’s dance team may perform during the 7 minutes allotted each school.  

Schools will be expected to follow the information in 'Guidelines for Band during Regular Season Contest' regarding when to play during the contest.

NOTE:  Contact should be made with the host school if a pep band is coming to perform at any MSHSAA playoff game.  This will avoid confusion and performance issues at the site.