Compositions are expected to exemplify the abilities of the group. 6A Groups and Full Orchestras have a total of 45 minutes to set up, enter, warm up, perform and exit the stage. All other groups have a total of 30 minutes to set up, enter, warm up, perform and exit the stage.
Performances are judged by a panel of three adjudicators. Directors receive a recording of their performance and the recorded critiques of each judge.