|Festival of Champions - University of Central Missouri|
With so many band programs needing to cancel their involvement due to budget and travel issues, UCM Bands will be offering a virtual experience FREE OF CHARGE.
UCM’s Virtual-Festival of Champions will be a free event for all directors and their students. The event will provide both a competitive and non-competitive circuit for field shows, indoor percussion, and/or indoor guard.
How does my band participate?
Videos will be due in early October, with the awards ceremony slated for Saturday, October 17 (our original festival date).
Competitive & non-competitive captions
- ABC High School is entering its field show performance and separate indoor guard performance as competitive for both;
All performances will be adjudicated by a panel of adjudicators from around the country. This panel will provide feedback and a score, much like our live event. All assessments/comments will be forwarded to the director at the conclusion of the event.
Awards show & something special for your seniors
We anticipate this live-streamed production to be around 45 minutes in length and be similar to the NFL Draft show highlighting:
- A special recognition of all band seniors in the participating bands;
In addition, the directors will receive:
When you submit your video(s) for adjudication, you will also have the ability to submit a special tribute for your band seniors! We request that you either submit one group photo (with names to be credited on screen) or individual photos with accompanying names. While this is an optional request, we hope that providing this gives those students and their family a small chance to smile during these trying times.
How can you run an event and be upside down with costs vs. income?
My staff and I are seeing a large number of directors posting on social media about their disappointment of the situation (due to meaningful events being cancelled, thus cancelling their students’ experiences in those areas). We felt it was our responsibility to offer the best possible experience to you and your students so we have something to work towards, versus have all external experiences taken away. It is our honor to provide you with this alternative experience.
How do we register?
Because of the workload expected to make this a high-quality event for you and your students, we anticipate limiting registration to the first 50 responses.
I hope you and your students will join us for this special event. The Band Staff at UCM looks forward to serving you, your students, and our profession during this pandemic and beyond. Best of luck to you and please be safe.