The Fort Zumwalt North Panther Pride Band is proud to present the 11th 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. 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, 2023. 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 between prelims and finals for interested band directors. All judges will be from outside the state of Missouri.
2022 - O'Fallon Township
2021 - Timberland
2020 - Cancelled (COVID)
2019 - O'Fallon Township
2018 - Oakville
2017 - Rockwood Summit
2016 - Blue Springs South
2015 - Fort Zumwalt South
2014 - Rockwood Summit
2013 - O'Fallon Township
2012 - Rockwood Summit
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Tyler Sammons - Austin, TX: Percussion director at Westlake HS. On staff with Marian Catholic (IL), LD Bell (TX), Hebron (TX). Heavily involved with DCI, working with SCV from 2012-2021 and now is the front ensemble arranger for Phantom Regiment.
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.
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.
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. Current Program Coordinator for The Academy Drum and Bugle Corps
Robert Solomon - Van Nuys, CA: Has been involved in the marching arts since 1979. He played trumpet and was drum major at El Camino Real HS in Woodland Hills, CA. Robert continued to perform as a member of the color guard for the Velvet Knights Drum & Bugle Corps and at California State University, Northridge. He then turned to instructing and has designed for several top programs in Southern California, and continues today. Has been judging since 1996 and is an adjudicator for Winter Guard International, Drum Corps International, Bands of America, and various state and local associations.