The Fort Zumwalt North Panther Pride Band is proud to present the 8th Annual FZN River City Showcase! This event promises to be one of the true highlights of the marching season and is ideal for bands that will be competing at the Bands of America Super Regional in St. Louis the next week. Bands will be classified by MSHSAA football classifications. During the prelim round bands will be mixed, with the performance order determined by a lottery for all bands entered by April 1, 2019. All other bands entered after April 1 will be placed in the competition based on order of entry. The top 12 highest scoring bands will advance to finals competition. Bands will compete for caption awards (Outstanding Music, Visual, General Effect) and placement awards. Featuring an All-Star adjudication team from the rosters of Bands of America, Drum Corps International, and Winter Guard International, this festival will also hold a judges critique at the end of the competition for interested band directors. All judges will be from outside the state of Missouri. ***NEW THIS YEAR: Santa Clara Vanguard lead choreographer, Michael Rosales, will provide a general analysis tape for all performing groups.***
The Fort Zumwalt North High School football stadium features field turf and a large set of home bleachers that sits very close to the field since there is no track. It is an ideal setting for an outstanding day of marching band performances.
2018 - Oakville
2017 - Rockwood Summit
2016 - Blue Springs South
2015 - Fort Zumwalt South
2014 - Rockwood Summit
2013 - O'Fallon Township
2012 - Rockwood Summit
****THIS FESTIVAL HAS REACHED CAPACITY. PLEASE CONTACT ROB BABEL AT THE EMAIL ADDRESS FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO RESERVE A SPOT IN THE CASE ONE OPENS UP****
Michael Rosales - Miami, FL: Lead choreographer for the Santa Clara Vanguard. Former member of the Concord Blue Devils, Fantasia of Riverside, and San Jose Raiders. He has worked with The Carolina Crown, Bluecoats, Cadets Color Guard and the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum Corps and Colorguards. In the Winterguard season, Michael has been involved with Braddock Independent World, Paramount World and West Broward High School World among a handful of other programs. Works with numerous BOA and State Championship high school marching bands in the fall.
Eric Sabach - Spring, TX: Adjudication background includes DCI, BOA, and WGI. A designer/clinician across the United States with many state and national finalists and championships. Has instructed and performed with the Garfield Cadets, Star of Indiana, Phantom Regiment, Carolina Crown, and Blue Stars. Currently a marketing professional for Stanbury Uniforms.
Judy Ulchinsky - Branchville, NJ: Adjudication background includes DCI, BOA, WGI, and USBands. Taught the two-time National Championship color guard, Scarlet Cadets, and continues to consult with many bands and color guards. Currently adjudicates in four guard circuits on an annual basis, band shows throughout the country, and drum corps in the summer. Was inducted into the Cadets Hall of Fame in 2009.
Jeff Gentry - Indianapolis, IN: Since 1985 has written & designed for numerous Marching Bands, Color Guards, Drum Lines and Drum & Bugle Corps. His visual designs have been awarded 6 consecutive World Class, 5 Open Class, 1 A Class and 1 AA Class Indiana Percussion Association (IPA) State Championships. Marching band designs have accumulated multiple State titles, hundreds of Visual/GE Visual caption awards and been consistent Indiana State Finalist. Notable programs Jeff has designed for include: Avon (IN), Carmel (IN), Center Grove (IN). Adjudicator for WGI.
Josh Ray - Harrison, GA: Director of Bands at Harrison HS. Has won two Class AAA BOA National Championships at Harrison and has also twice qualified for the BOA Grand National Finals. Numerous BOA regional and super regional championships over the past decade.
Scotty Walker - Lafayette, LA: Director of Bands at Lafayette HS. Two-time BOA Grand National finalist at Lafayette. Numerous BOA regional and super regional championships over the past decade. Defending Louisiana State Champion for past 16 years. Lafayette performed at 2018 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. President, Louisiana Music Educators Association.
Andrew Gekoskie - Jupiter, FL: Retired Director of Bands at Jupiter. Directed 1996 BOA Class A National Champions. Numerous BOA regional and super regional championships over the past decade. Five-time Class 4 Florida State Champion. Currently adjudicates for BOA, DCI, and USBands along with numerous independent and state championship shows around the country.