Bands and color guards can apply now to compete at The American Legion’s 101st National Convention in Indianapolis in August.
The National Color Guard Contest will be at 4 p.m. Aug. 23 – an hour earlier than its traditional start time – in Hall A, Level 1 of the Indiana Convention Center. There are four classes of competition: Advancing & Retiring, Military, Military-Open and Open. Units can represent any part of the Legion Family, or have a combination of members in the unit. Units wanting to compete must commit to marching in the National Convention Parade at 4 p.m. Aug. 25. Applications are due to National Headquarters by July 19.
The National Band Contest will be at 1 p.m. Aug. 24 in Hall A, Level 1 of the Indiana Convention Center. The event includes the Concert Band and Exhibition Concert Band classes. Competing bands must commit to the Sunday parade. Applications are due by May 31.
Go to www.legion.org/convention/resources for the applications and more information about the convention.