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Entry System is Open

Entries for both the CITSA summer contests and Indiana State Fair contest are being done through CompetitionSuite this year. The deadline for groups entering CITSA contests and Band Day is May 31. Groups only entering Band Day, have until July 1 to enter. If you need assistance with your current account or creating a new account, please contact Kim Wilhoit at


Completing spiel sheet

Directors, please ensure you complete the spiel sheet in CompetitionSuite when you enter your band. This information will be used for the announcer notes and contest programs for both CITSA and Indiana State Fair contests. You can update it anytime during the season if your information changes. The Band Day coordinator will also use some of the information to announce your band's official entry on Facebook. It will also be used to update your band's page on this site. If you need assistance, please contact Kim Wilhoit at


Band Day documents

The documents for 2024 Indiana State Fair Band Day are available at the link "Indiana State Fair Band Day Info." The Ticket Order Form is for School Band Director Use Only and is due July 12. It has a great deal on the prelims/finals combo ticket. The 2024 Copyright Report is also available. After completion, scan and upload this to your CompetitionSuite account by July 12.

Individual Band Pages

Click here for the historical information of your favorite bands.


The 2024 Contest Season

July 12 - Monroe Central Clinic
July 13 - Centerville Archway Classic
July 18 - Montgomery County Gold Lions Invitational
July 19 - Jay County Lions Band Contest
July 20 - Muncie Central Spirit of Sound
July 26 - Anderson Tartan Tournament of Bands
July 27 - Winchester Drums at Winchester
August 2 - Indiana State Fair Band Day
August 24 - ISSMA Summer Showcase

Updating Band Information

Directors, please access your CompetitionSuite account to complete your group information. That information will be used to update your band's page at the website.



The Central Indiana Track Show Association is an organization that governs the July marching band contests leading up to Band Day.

Parades and contests leading up to the annual Indiana State Fair marching band contest have been around for many years predating CITSA's official formation in 1983. They include locations such as the Vigo County Fair, Shelby County Fair, and Delaware County Fair. The Winchester contest began in 1974 and is the oldest CITSA contest that is still being held. Check out the resources further below for more information on the history of the CITSA contests.

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Music Travel Consultants

Learn more about MTC and their co-sponsorship with Indiana State Fair Band Day, Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA), Indiana Percussion Association (IPA), the Indiana High School Color Guard Association (IHSCGA) and more.

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Paige's Music

Serving parents, students and school music programs all across the state of Indiana since 1871, Paige's Music is proud to be the title sponsor the 2024 CITSA season and co-sponsor the 2024 Indiana State Fair Band Day.

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Quinlan & Fabish

Quinlan and Fabish Music Co., formerly Muncie Music Center, has been a proud sponsor of CITSA since its inception in 1983 and has participated in the Indiana State Fair Band Day for over 70 years! (Band Day was founded in 1947).

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Music for All

Music for All's mission is to create, provide and expand positively life-changing experiences through music. Music for All is proud to support CITSA directors and student participants through professional development, Summer Symposium scholarships, programming support, and more.

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