Mountaineer Classic Marching Festival

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Mountaineer Classic Marching Festival
Mt. Vernon
Location - StateMissouri

Admission $7

Initial Information:
• $285 entry fee.
• Saturday, September 28, 2024 at Mt. Vernon High School in Mt. Vernon, MO.
• Normally a 9AM start time. Depending on the amount of bands attending, we normally finish in the 4-6PM range.
• *A second form will be sent out closer to the date of the festival for band/show information.

• The Mountaineer Classic Marching Festival is meant to be an educational, informative, and primarily evaluative festival.
• This festival is a prelims-only format with a 20-minute clinic following each field show performance.
• Bands are placed in classes based on their MSHSAA class size.
• Each band will have a 20-minute slot to enter the field, perform, and exit the field.
• Each band will receive a recording with comments from all judges as well as written scoring, feedback, and a video of their performance. These will be uploaded into a Google Drive folder for each band.
• Judges & Clinicians are experienced high school teachers/college professors.

• Trophies will be presented to all participating bands in each division - 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th (where applicable).
• Each class will be awarded the following Caption Awards: General Effect, Outstanding Music, Outstanding Visual, Outstanding Percussion, Outstanding Auxiliary, and Outstanding Drum Major.
• There is also a “People’s Choice Award.”

• All invoices must be paid before step-off.
• Upon arrival, parking attendants will direct you where to park (see map for entrance point). Plan on your trailer being near your buses unless you make arrangements prior.
• All bands will have student band guides to escort them through their warmup, performance, and clinic.
• Wristbands for band directors, band staff, and bus drivers will be in the director's packet. 1 extra wristband per 10 performing members will also be included in the director’s packet.
• Band directors and bus drivers will receive a complimentary meal ticket in the director’s packet. • There will be a concession stand open with a variety of items available. There will also be a hospitality room for band directors and bus drivers in the Agriculture Building (see map).
• This event will take place rain or shine. In the case of severe weather, a weather delay will be announced.

Registration Link

Participating Bands

Participating Bands -TBA


Adjudicator Panel
Troy Peterson
Sherri Peterson
Eric Sheffler
Michael Oglesby
Brian Wolfe

Alex Weinzierl
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