SCBDA Classifications

In the spring of 2006, the SCBDA voted to no longer use the South Carolina High School League school classifications to classify high school bands. High school bands are classified and re-aligned each year by the SCBDA using the South Carolina State Department of Education 45-day ADM figures. The following formula is used for classifications:

School Size Rank

Division Classification

1-24

5A

24-65

4A

66-106

3A

107-147

2A

148+

1A

This change resulted in several bands receiving different classifications between the SCHSL and the SCBDA. It is possible for a school to be a 3A school in the SCHSL and a 4A band in the SCBDA or vice versa. This is similar to bands being classified differently at local competitions compared to the state championships. Directors, please consult the Marching Section of the SCBDA Handbook for more information.

2021 Performance Draw Results

Click Here to view the results from the 2021 Performance Draw held at the conclusion of the SCBDA Fall Meeting. Performance times/schedules will post to the Marching Contest page when finalized.

CURRENT SCBDA MARCHING CLASSIFICATIONS

LAST UPDATED: 08/11/2021

School

RANK

CLASS

UP/LOW

Dorman High

1

5

Upper

Wando High

2

5

Lower

Summerville High

3

5

Lower

Carolina Forest High

4

5

Lower

James F Byrnes High

5

5

Upper

Clover High

6

5

Upper

Mauldin High

7

5

Upper

Boiling Springs High

8

5

Upper

Sumter High

9

5

Lower

Fort Dorchester High

10

5

Lower

Ashley Ridge High

11

5

Lower

Spring Valley High

12

5

Upper

Hillcrest High

13

5

Upper

Lexington High

14

5

Lower

Stratford High

15

5

Lower

River Bluff High

16

5

Lower

Cane Bay High

17

5

Lower

Spartanburg High

18

5

Upper

White Knoll High

19

5

Lower

J L Mann High Academy

20

5

Upper

Ft Mill High

21

5

Upper

Goose Creek High

22

5

Lower

Rock Hill High

23

5

Upper

Blythewood High

24

5

Lower

T L Hanna High

25

4

Upper

Gaffney High

26

4

Upper

Nation Ford High

27

4

Upper

Northwestern High

28

4

Upper

Wade Hampton High

29

4

Upper

Riverside High

30

4

Upper

Woodmont High

31

4

Upper

West Ashley High

32

4

Lower

St. James High

33

4

Lower

Berkeley High

34

4

Lower

West Florence High

35

4

Lower

Dutch Fork High

36

4

Lower

South Florence High

37

4

Lower

Easley High

38

4

Upper

Westside High

39

4

Upper

R B Stall High

40

4

Lower

Socastee High

41

4

Lower

Lugoff Elgin High

42

4

Upper

Conway High

43

4

Lower

Ridge View High

44

4

Lower

Greenville Sr High Academy

45

4

Upper

North Augusta High

46

4

Lower

Eastside High

47

4

Upper

Greenwood High

48

4

Upper

N Myrtle Beach High

49

4

Lower

James Island Charter High

50

4

Lower

York Comprehensive High

51

4

Upper

Chapin High

52

4

Lower

Westwood High

53

4

Upper

Myrtle Beach High

54

4

Lower

Laurens Dist 55 High

55

4

Upper

Richland Northeast High

56

4

Upper

Colleton County High

57

4

Lower

May River High

58

4

Lower

South Aiken High

59

4

Lower

South Pointe High

60

4

Upper

A. C. Flora High

61

4

Upper

Hilton Head Is. High

62

4

Lower

Airport High

63

4

Lower

Lancaster High

64

4

Upper

Indian Land High

65

3

Upper

Pickens High

66

3

Upper

Aiken High

67

3

Lower

Midland Valley High

68

3

Lower

Irmo High

69

3

Lower

Beaufort High

70

3

Lower

Catawba Ridge High School

71

3

Upper

Greer High

72

3

Upper

Bluffton High

73

3

Lower

Dreher High

74

3

Upper

Hartsville High

75

3

Lower

Travelers Rest High

76

3

Upper

Walhalla High

77

3

Upper

Wilson High

78

3

Lower

D W Daniel High

79

3

Upper

Berea High

80

3

Upper

Spring Hill High

81

3

Lower

Lower Richland High

82

3

Upper

Darlington High

83

3

Lower

Belton Honea Path High

84

3

Upper

Crestwood High

85

3

Lower

Wren High

86

3

Upper

Union County High

87

3

Upper

Lakewood High

88

3

Lower

Gilbert High

89

3

Lower

Blue Ridge High

90

3

Upper

B C Sr High

91

3

Lower

Orangeburg Wilkinson High

92

3

Lower

Camden High

93

3

Upper

Seneca High

94

3

Upper

Palmetto High

95

3

Upper

Hanahan High

96

3

Lower

Georgetown High

97

3

Lower

Marlboro County High

98

3

Lower

Chapman High

99

3

Upper

Powdersville High

100

3

Upper

Carolina Academy (High)

101

3

Upper

Swansea High

102

3

Lower

Manning High

103

3

Lower

Waccamaw High

104

3

Lower

Aynor High

105

2

Lower

Emerald High

106

2

Upper

Dillon High School

107

2

Lower

Pendleton High

108

2

Upper

Broome High

109

2

Upper

Clinton High

110

2

Upper

Loris High

111

2

Lower

Chester Sr High

112

2

Upper

Southside High

113

2

Upper

West-Oak High

114

2

Upper

Woodruff High

115

2

Upper

Strom Thurmond High

116

2

Lower

Mid Carolina High

117

2

Upper

Lake City High

118

2

Lower

Lucy Beckham

119

2

Lower

Battery Creek High

120

2

Lower

Fairfield Central High

121

2

Upper

Crescent High

122

2

Upper

Newberry High

123

2

Upper

Fox Creek High

124

2

Lower

Keenan High

125

2

Lower

Academic Magnet High

126

2

Lower

Marion High

127

2

Lower

Lake Marion High

128

2

Lower

Liberty High

129

2

Upper

Chesnee High

130

2

Upper

Pelion High

131

2

Lower

Oceanside Collegiate Academy

132

2

Lower

N Charleston High

133

2

Lower

Silver Bluff High

134

2

Lower

Woodland High

135

2

Upper

Charleston School Of The Arts

136

2

Lower

Andrew Jackson High

137

2

Upper

Ridgeland-Hardeeville High

138

2

Lower

Timberland High

139

2

Lower

Columbia High

140

2

Lower

Edisto High School

141

2

Lower

Saluda High

142

2

Lower

Barnwell High

143

2

Lower

Cheraw High

144

2

Lower

Central High

145

1

Upper

Landrum High

146

1

Upper

Wade Hampton High

147

1

Lower

Buford High

148

1

Upper

Andrews High

149

1

Lower

Batesburg-Leesville High

150

1

Lower

Philip Simmons High

151

1

Lower

Kingstree Senior High

152

1

Lower

Mullins High

153

1

Lower

Lee Central High

154

1

Lower

Blacksburg High

155

1

Upper

Eau Claire High

156

1

Lower

North Central High

157

1

Upper

York Preparatory Academy

158

1

Upper

Greer Middle College Ch High

159

1

Upper

Ninety Six High

160

1

Upper

Whale Branch Early College

161

1

Lower

Abbeville High

162

1

Upper

Chesterfield High

163

1

Lower

Latta High

164

1

Lower

East Clarendon Middle-High

165

1

Lower

Calhoun County High

166

1

Lower

Burke High

167

1

Lower

Green Sea Floyds High

168

1

Lower

Lewisville High

169

1

Upper

Bamberg Ehrhardt High

170

1

Lower

C A Johnson High

171

1

Lower

Carvers Bay High

172

1

Lower

Hannah Pamplico High

173

1

Lower

Dixie High

174

1

Upper

St Johns High

175

1

Lower

Johnsonville High

176

1

Lower

Fountain Inn High

177

1

Upper

McBee High

178

1

Lower

Palmetto Scholars Academy

179

1

Lower

Lake View High

180

1

Lower

Baptist Hill High

181

1

Lower

Allendale Fairfax High

182

1

Lower

Wagener-Salley High

183

1

Lower

Ware Shoals High

184

1

Upper

C E Murray High

185

1

Lower

Lamar High

186

1

Lower

Hemingway High

187

1

Lower

Ridge Spring Monetta High

188

1

Lower

Williston Elko High

189

1

Lower

Governor’s School for the Arts

190

1

Upper

Military Magnet Academy

191

1

Lower

Scotts Branch High

192

1

Lower

Branchville High School

193

1

Lower

McCormick High

194

1

Upper

Great Falls High

195

1

Upper

Cross High

196

1

Lower

Whitmire Community High

197

1

Upper

Blackville-Hilda High

198

1

Lower

Estill High

199

1

Lower

Denmark Olar High

200

1

Lower

Timmonsville High

201

1

Lower

Bethune-Bowman Middle/High

202

1

Lower

North Middle/High

203

1

Lower

Garrett Academy of Tech

204

1

Lower

Hunter-Kinard-Tyler High

205

1

Lower

Manning HS

206

1

Lower

Ridgeland High

207

1

Lower