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Music on the Meramec
Arnold, Missouri


The 5th annual Music on the Meramec will be held at Fox High School in Arnold, MO. The festival will be a field competition only. Field competition classification will be structured according to the number of schools entered and MSHSAA classification in football (Class 1,2,3,4,5,6) or its equivalent for out of state groups.

The competition is not a “prelims/finals” format. Should any class be too small to “stand alone”, two or more classes may be combined. Place awards will be presented to ALL participating bands. Caption awards (music, visual, percussion, color guard) will be awarded in each class breakdown. Classification of bands will not be made public to the judges. The schedule will be set-up “scrambled” based on when entries have been received. Directors and staff will receive critique time with the judges after awards.


$7 Adults
$5 Students and Seniors 55 and up
6 and under free
Program $2


We have a terrific judging panel for you and their full bios will be in the programs at the event.

Musically- Dr. Curran Prendergast- (Truman State University, formerly Colts Staff, DCI)
Jeff Melsha- (Independent Drill Writer, Dir. of Bands Kirkwood High, Pres. MMEA)
Visually- Gary Backlund- (DCI, WGI, Cal. MBOS)
Brian Soules- (DCi, Visual staff for Carolina Crown)
Percussion- Bret Kuhn- (Norther Illinois University, formerly Cavaliers member,staff,arranger, Bluecoats design team, DCI)
Aux.- Giovanni Ayon- (Dir. WGI Grossmont High School, Visual Coordinator Alchemy Independent Winter Guard)

Participating Bands

Thank you to all the bands that participated and we look forward to seeing everyone next year.
Have a great rest of the season.


Steve Harms, Dir., Fox Bands

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