Tournament of Bands
The Tournament of Bands was founded in 1 by the 1ational -udges $ssociation www.nMatob.org and currently has 4 member bands. Origi nally founded in 1 0 the 1ational -udges $ssociation 1-$ is the primary provider of adMudication services and is the parent group of the TOB. Throughout the year TOB provides a large array of competitive performance opportunities including marching band percussion indoor guard maMorette and dance teams. TOB sanctions approximately 140 field band events as well as about 100 indoor events annually. )or each competition Mudges pro vide the bands with feedbacN on their performance that is a critical element to the growth and improvement process of each band. ,n the fall the Tournament of Bands provides a competitive arena for march ing bands. Hundreds of marching bands compete in “field” shows from 6eptember through 1ovember. The TOB $ll 6tar 0arching Band represents the association annually in the 3hiladelphia ThanNsgiving 'ay 3arade. The 1ational -udges $ssociation was founded for the advancement and education of its membership in adMudication of all pageantry oriented events and to promote the advancement of pageantry oriented arts for youth in both scholastic and independent endeavors. 0ember school seniors can apply for college scholarships that are provided each year.