Welcome to Prelims!


Beginner Class

132 BPM


Experienced Class

144 BPM


Collegiate Class

152 BPM

The Challenge: Box Drill

Using a consistent 8 to 5 step size, march:

  • 8 steps straight forward

  • 8 steps to the left (using a forward slide technique)

  • 8 steps straight back

  • 8 steps to the right (using a backward slide technique)

  • 8 steps straight forward

  • 8 steps straight back and close

Tempos: (Use an audible metronome that judges will be able to hear in recording)

  • Beginner Marchers

  • Experienced Marchers

  • Collegiate Marchers

  • Feedback Only Marchers
    Tempo of your choosing


  • Use the technique you are most comfortable with! You will be judged based on how consistently you perform YOUR marching technique!

  • You can march with or without an instrument for the prelims round.

  • If you are a battery performer, feel free to crab step the lateral moves.

Recording & Submission

Filming (Please use recordings above as a reference).

  • You do not have to be on a field with yard-lines but please measure each side of the box to be 15 feet.

  • Please film so that your whole body is visible for the entire exercise

  • Place your camera so that the front of your body is visible

  • Make sure there is an audible metronome in the video

  • Upload your video (see submission info for how to upload)


  • You will create an unlisted Youtube video of your performance

  • Details about how to submit your video will be emailed to all contestants

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