Introductory Grade - for ages 5 to 12 years The Introductory Grade is a very basic set routine of standard drills that act as an introduction to marching prior to entering the competitive Under 12 Grade.
Designed for a team of 6 -10 marchers aged 5-12 years they march to a set March Plan of 4–5 technical movements and a display of marching own choice of movements and music of approximately 1.00 – 1.30 minutes.
Under 12 Grade - for ages 7 to 12 years The Under 12 Grade is the earliest competitive marching grade for marchers aged 7-12 years.
Designed for a team of 7-10 marchers, they march to a set March Plan of 7-9 technical movements and a display of their own choice of movements and music of approximately 2.00 – 2.45 minutes.
Under 16 Grade - for ages 10 to 16 years The Under 16 Grade is the next step for older marchers 10 – 16 years.
Is also designed for a team of 7-10 marchers who march a set March Plan of 9-11 technical movements and a display of their own choice of movements and music of approximately 2.30 – 3.15 minutes.
Senior Grade - for those 12 years and over The Senior Grade is for marchers from a minimum age of 12 years with no upper limit.
Designed for a team of 7-10 marchers who march a set March Plan of 11-13 technical movements and a display of their own choice of movements and music of approximately 2.45 – 3.30 minutes.
Masters Grade - for those 30 years and over The Masters Grade is for ‘more senior’ marchers from a minimum age of 30 years with no upper limit. Whilst still a competitive grade, this grade also caters for those marchers who remain passionate about the sport but have a focus on participating for fun and friendship.
Designed for a team of 7-10 marchers, they too march a set March Plan of 9-11 technical movements and a display of their own choice of movements and music of approximately 2.15 – 3 minutes.
Coaching MNZ provides training workshops and a Coaching Accreditation Programme for all coaches.
If you’re interested in becoming a coach, be sure to contact Marching Auckland. Submit a request to Coach form and the Committee will support you with your Coaching.
Coaches are encouraged to attend workshops and it is a requirement to attain MNZ Accreditation Level One after one year of Coaching to retain coaching status.
For coaching assistance Marching Auckland has a Coaching Co-ordinator and the MNZ Director of Coaching appoints Coaching Mentors each season.
Judging MNZ provides training for all Judges who are trained for the appropriate section they are adjudicating with Accreditation levels at Trainee, Qualified, National Qualified and International.
The Judging system is based on Awarding and judges adjudicate in an objective and unbiased manner and in compliance with the criteria stipulated.
Judges wishing to return to the sport after 2 years can sit a Refresher Exam and continue at their previous status.
Administration Each local Association comprises a Committee and undertake to promote, encourage, administer and control the Sport of Marching in their geographic area.
Committee Members contribute to the operational side of the affairs of the Association in accordance with the day-to-day financial management with an approved budget.
In doing so they create and provide opportunities for all participants to reach their potential and gain maximum enjoyment from their involvement in the sport.