ADLA Store

The new ADLA Store is open and taking orders.   Get your t-shirts, hats, hoodies and other ADLA goodies at our new online store.

ADLA Store


Announcement Process Script and Information

Announcement Procedure – It is important you update your ensemble show and demographic information in advance of show day.  This will insure the correct information is announced.   Additionally, show information will be available to judges for their reference.
• Prior to the ensemble entering the floor to setup, the Timing and Penalty judge will announce the start of the interval time to you. During this time, music will be played through the PA system.
• As the ensemble is setting up, the Timing and Penalty judge will periodically announce the setup time to the director. The Timing and Penalty judge will also monitor the judges to be sure they are ready for the start of the performance. During this time, music will be played through the PA system.
• If at any time the judges are not ready, the interval time will be suspended and the ensemble will be notified of the suspension of the interval time by the Timing and Penalty judge.
• If the ensemble has any pre-show music, the house music will be faded out at the start of the pre-show music.  Please inform the T&P judge if pre-show music is to be used.
• When the ensemble is ready, the director will notify/queue the Timing and Penalty judge and he/she will cue the announcer. The music will be faded out and the announcer will say:
Please welcome from (city and state/country), (name of ensemble).
(Brief Pause / Audience Acknowledgment )
Performing their program (program title), The ADLA is proud to present (name of ensemble).”
• At the conclusion of the performance, the announcer will say:
“(Name of ensemble) from (city and state/country), under the direction of (director’s name).”  Music will fade in as the ensemble leaves the floor.  Announcer will make no other announcements related to the ensemble.
• Ensembles must plan on this announcement as part of their interval time.
Source:   2018 WGI Adjudication Manual

Forms, Publications, Rules, Sheets

All forms, publications, sheets, and rule books can be found in “Forms and Publications“.

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2016 Semis and Championship Photos

We are pleased to announce photos from select events will be available from Brett Alan Photography – see his website for more information.

Brett Alan Photography Website



ADLA Now! App

ADLA Now!ADLA Now! is the official app for ADLA – the American Drum Line Association.

This exciting new application helps you keep up-to-date with all of the latest news, scores, and event information for ADLA Events and Ensembles … with LIVE updates, directly from the ADLA website.



With the ADLA Now! app, you can:

– see the latest scores from ADLA Events, available as soon as they’re released at the Event.
– access previous scores and placement for each Ensemble, in addition to current scores.
– receive real-time notifications that new scores have been published – live from the Event.
– have the details for each Event during the season, including location and start time
– quickly see which Ensembles are performing in each Division/classification
– know exactly when your Ensemble is scheduled, by viewing the Event Schedule
– access the list of Judges for the Event and know which captions they’re judging
– get turn-by-turn directions to the Event location using the Maps feature of your phone
– have access to the weather forecast for the Event location on show day (available 14 days prior to the Event date)
– filter Events to show only those that your favorite Ensemble is registered for
– receive Bulletins from the Event site – in case of schedule changes, etc.
– view scores from previous seasons
– have access to the latest news and information from the website

ADLA Now! is the MUST-HAVE application for ADLA participants, educators and staff members, families, friends, and fans.

Search “ADLA Now!” in your Apple App Store or Google Play for Android.

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ADLA Now! App FAQs

Will ADLA Now! work on my device?

ADLA Now! is available for iOS (8.1+) and Android (4.0.3+).

Search “ADLA Now!” in your App store for the most recent version

How do I select the Season for Scores and Events?

You can change the Season by touching the “Scores” or “Events” title at the top of the page, then selecting the desired Season you’re interested in viewing.

If the Season selected is ‘current’, the application will save your selection so it is the default the next time you open the app.

Where are the Scores for my Event?

Select the “Scores” option at the bottom of the screen (iOS) or menu at the top left (Android).  Also ensure you have selected the appropriate Season.

Scores are available immediately upon their being published to the ADLA website, which normally happens shortly after the awards ceremony.

What is the source of information for the app?

Data in the Now! app is driven directly from the circuit’s website – so you are assured of having the most up-to-date and accurate information available. Scores are available immediately after they’re published on the website; Event Info and Schedules are driven directly by the data published on the website.

Weather data is provided by and is available for Events up to 14 days in-advance.