Tri-State Small Band Marching Band Championship

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Tri-State Small Band Marching Band Championship

$8.00 - Adults 14 and up (includes program)
$5.00 - Children ages 7-13 (does not include a program)
Free to children 6 and under

The Tri-State (IL, MO, KY) Small Band Marching Band Championship is an independently run contest by McKendree University and will feature top notch adjudicators and clinicians! This competition is only for smaller bands with a maximum of 65 musicians total! We are currently determining if we will follow a semi-finals / finals format or just a one performance show. Band entries will be classified based upon the total number of musicians in the marching band (front ensemble, drumline, woodwinds and brass). We may additionally divide the classes by big school / small band and small school / small band for the contest to be fair for all participants. Since this is such a new format we will create a panel of interested participating directors so that YOU help us determine the best format for the show! Please contact David Boggs at if you are interested in serving on the panel.

McKendree University is 25 Minutes from downtown St. Louis, located conveniently between interstates 55/70 and 64.

Lighted Game Day Turf Field
-Bands perform based on number of instrumentalists
-Awards for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place in each class and Grand Champion Award
-Caption awards to include: Outstand Percussion, Color Guard, Visual Presentation, and Wind Performance
-Video review immediately after each bands' performance
-Clinician comments immediately after each band's performance
-Indoor Director and Staff hospitality room overlooking the field
-Concessions will be available for purchase

David Boggs
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