Competition Information:

On behalf of the Murphysboro Apple Festival Committee, you are cordially invited to participate in the Apple Festival Grand Parade competition and Drums at Appletime Field Show competition on Saturday, September 18th, 2021. As has become the tradition, the parade competition will be open to junior high school, middle school, and high school bands.

Drums at Appletime is for high school bands only. The Murphysboro Apple Festival has always sought to provide an event that is responsive to the educational needs of bands that participate. We strive to employ the highest quality adjudicators to evaluate your performances. More information will be posted soon about registration.


Our Judges for 2021 include: Jeff Singer (Visual Execution), Lindsey Williams (Music Execution), Jo Smith (Visual GE), Mark Mikulay (Music GE), Mike Davis (Percussion), Marc Moss (Color Guard), and Mike Hanes (Drum Major).


Please consider joining us on Saturday, September 18th, 2021 for both the Appletime Grand Parade and Drums at Appletime 2021!

If Bands are for sure participating or are planning to participate in this year's competition on Saturday, September 18th, please click this link to reserve a spot: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeZPZ4bjU04Uc_3_PbM-rD-Q_Q16bx2m3FivKMWCB0SsAHFdQ/viewform?usp=pp_url.

*NOTE: This is not an official entry form with an option of payment. An official Google Form Entry Form for both Drums at Appletime 2021 and the 2021 Appletime Grand Parade will be posted soon. Due to the ongoing COVID crisis, we are just wanting to know bands that are for sure coming or that are planning to participate. Please do not forget to choose the option of participating in the Parade Only, Drums Only, or Both. Thank you!