To encourage smaller schools with small bands to compete at Band Day, special awards were presented to the Top 5 scoring small bands beginning in 1980s.  At that time, a small band was defined as 60 or fewer playing members from a school with enrollment in grades 9 - 12 of no more than 750 students.  Beginning in 1988, the Top 8 scoring small bands received awards and, in 1989, the enrollment criteria was adjusted to 650 or fewer students.  These awards were discontinued in 2012 and were replaced with Class AAA, AA, and A class awards.


Small Bands of the 2010s



Small Bands of the 2000s



Small Bands of the 1990s



Small Bands of the 1980s