Renegade Review

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Renegade Review

Union Bands and the Union Band Parents Club, Inc. will host the 35th-Annual RENEGADE REVIEW marching band championship on Saturday, October 14, 2017. The event will be held at Union’s Tuttle Stadium, which is located near 71st & Mingo in SE Tulsa, Oklahoma. This event is one of the nation’s oldest, well-respected marching band invitationals, and features some of the regions top bands from the states of Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, Texas and Oklahoma. The event will be Bands of America format, featuring a national finals caliber adjudication team from the rosters of judges and designers in the most respected Bands of America (BOA), Drum Corps International (DCI) and Winter Guard International (WGI) organizations.

Union Public Schools is known for its state of the art facilities and the Union Band Parents have a long history of managing top-notch marching band, winter guard and drum corps events. Facilities are in close proximity to excellent hotels, shopping and dining. Union’s stadium has the latest in artificial turf, and has the best acoustics of any stadium in the region, due to the concrete stands on the front and back sides, as well as the UMAC facility in the south end-zone. Numerous drum corps directors have stated that Union stadium is one of the best venues in the country because of its acoustics, and also because the audience is right on top of the performers.

Union’s Renegade Regiment and Union Band Parents Club look forward to hosting this year’s event. Our experienced staff is prepared to make the day both convenient and fun for competing bands and their patrons by providing a safe and positive event environment. We look forward to seeing many of the excellent bands competing in past RENEGADE REVIEW events returning to this year’s event, as well as new participants being added to the lineup.

Competing bands/directors/supporters enjoy the following event conveniences:

-All groups will be parked in the school parking lot (all paved)
-Paved access for all groups between their parking spots, their warm-up areas, and the stadium
-3 lighted warm-up areas NOW ALL ON A TURF FIELD (45 minutes in each warm-up area)
-Band Director’s Hospitality Suite located in the Redskin Room of the Union Multipurpose Activity Center, with a bird’s eye view of the competition field
-Large indoor facility (UMAC) as backup in case of inclement weather
-Use of Bands of America format and classifications
-COMPETITION SUITE tabulation & adjudication software
-Auxiliary & Percussion caption awards
-Exhibition performance at finals for class champions (if non-qualifying)
-Champion medals for each class (based on preliminaries)
-Complimentary DVD of your band’s performance for directors
-Access to the event site is readily available from major highways. A Sam's Club Store is located adjacent to the campus should bulk supplies (water, soft drinks, etc.) be required. Many restaurants within a 1 mile radius offer a variety of dining options for visiting spectators and arrangements are again being made to have outside vendors to offer on-site dining options the day of the event. Competing bands interested in pre-ordering marching band meals should contact the event staff via the attached web link.

For those bands traveling from out of state, our 2017 Host Hotel is The DoubleTree at Warren Place located at 6110 S. Yale Ave. (61st Street and Yale Ave.). For information, please contact Melanie Nance at 918-497-2183. There are also many other lodging facilities capable of handling large groups which are located within a 1 mile radius, and may offer discounted rates. Also, Tulsa's largest shopping mall, Woodland Hills, is located within a mile of the event site.

Participating Bands

Siloam Springs, AR (2A) 11:15 AM
Stillwater, OK (2A) 11:30 AM
Sapulpa, OK (2A) 11:45 AM
Willard, MO (2A) 12:00 PM
Nixa, MO (3A) 12:15 PM
Putnam City North, OK (3A) 12:30 PM

BREAK (45 Minutes)

Choctaw, OK (3A) 1:30 PM
Bentonville, AR (4A) 1:45 PM
Blue Valley, KS (2A) 2:00 PM
Kickapoo, MO (3A) 2:15
Jenks, OK (4A) 2:30 PM
Bixby, OK (3A) 2:45 PM

JUDGES BREAK (15 Minutes) 3:00 PM

L.D. Bell, TX (4A) 3:15 PM
Grain Valley, MO (2A) 3:30 PM
Blue Springs, MO (4A) 3:45 PM
Poteet, TX (3A) 4:00 PM
Owasso, OK (4A) 4:15 PM

Preliminary Awards (Drum Majors only) 4:45 PM
Finals Begin 6:45 PM

George Boulden (KY)
Chip Crotts (GA)
Wayne Dillon (CA)
Bill Watson (TX)

Shirl Chumley (CO)
John Howell (PA)
Phil Madden (OR)

Wayne Downey (CA)

Charles Pisarra, Director of Bands
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