The 2019 Wolverine Classic

October 12, 2019, West Forsyth High School, Cumming, GA
Thank you for attending the Wolverine Classic! We’ll see you in 2020.

The 8th Annual Wolverine Classic

A Note from the Directors

On behalf of West Forsyth High School and the “Pride of the West”, we would like to invite you to the 8th Annual Wolverine Classic. It is our goal to provide a positive, rewarding experience for you and your band program at the Wolverine Classic. You are sure to see many fine performances from bands from across Georgia.

We have a great turf field, excellent stands for viewing performances, fine facilities and outstanding concessions to make your day a great experience.

The director / bus driver hospitality room will be located in the school cafeteria. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact one of the Classic workers and we will be glad to assist. Once again, we hope you will join us.

Josh Tyree
John Herndon
Al Estep

Directors, West Forsyth High School Band


Competition Judges


  • Eric Willoughby
  • Erik Mason
  • Andy Esserwein
  • Ryan Dukes

Drum Majors

  • Bridget Wildes


  • Mark Kapral


  • Becca Chadderdon

Band Classification

  • Class A
    (Silver Division)
    up to 40 winds
  • Class AA
    (Silver Division)
    41 – 59 winds
  • Class AAA
    (Silver Division)
    60 – 79 winds
  • Class AAAA
    (Gold Division)
    80 – 100 winds
  • Open Class
    (Gold Division)
    101 + winds

    CONTEST Scoring

    • 80-100 Superior
    • 60-79.9 Excellent
    • 40-59.9 Good

    Overall awards will be given for 1st place in Silver and Gold Division for all categories.

    Division Band Awards: Average of 3 Highest Band judges

    Band Grand Champion: All Classes–Average of all 4 band judges

    Judging System

    Judging will be based on a modified Olympic system. There will be 4 band judges. The lowest score will be dropped and the remaining 3 will be averaged to provide the Class Band Score. There will be a separate judge for Color Guard, Drum Major, and Percussion.

    Awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places will be given in each class and for ratings in each class for the following categories:

    • Band
    • Guard
    • Majorettes (at least 3)
    • Dance
    • Drum Major
    • Percussion


    Be a part of the tradition

    This year, we’re continuing our tradition of creating a family-friendly, competitive and well-organized marching band competition. We strive to provide a rich experience for all bands, with ample space, plenty of parking and high-quality food for judges, staff and students alike.









    What to Expect at the Wolverine Classic

    The Wolverine Classic is one of the region’s premier marching band competitions, and we encourage your band to join in the competition this year. Be sure to register early and start making plans today for this one-of-a-kind event.


    Resources for Bands


    Register today by filling out this form and submitting your payment.

    $75 Registration fee and $500 performance bond, refundable upon arrival.

    Reserve Your Spot Today!


    The official competition schedule will be available soon. Stay tuned.

    Gates will open around noon on the day of competition, October 12, 2019. Typically the first run begins around 3pm and awards begin after 8pm. 

    Lunch and dinner concessions are available on-site for the bands and staff .

    Have Questions?

    Don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions you might have. One of the band booster club members or a director will contact you to help accomodate your needs.

    Contact Us

    Football Stadium


    West Forsyth High School is located at 4155 Drew Rd, Cumming, GA 30040.

    Bus Parking

    Trailer Parking & Warmup Area


    Now Seeking 2019 Sponsors

    If you are interested in a high-profile sponsorship opportunity, we invite you sign up as a sponsor today.  We’ll feature your business in various highly-visible locations including the website, signage, programs and more. For information, please email the band boosters.

    Sign up your band today!

    Register Your Band

    Band Directors:  Fill out this form and submit your payment to ensure your band a spot in the competition. We’re looking forward to having you!