|Golden Regiment Invitational
|Location - State
Peve Stadium, Blue Springs High School, 2000 NW Ashton Drive Blue Springs MO
2023 Marks the 45th Anniversary of the Blue Springs Golden Regiment Invitational Marching Festival!
Join us for:
Exposure to other bands with great talent, artistry, and musicianship.
The GRI creates a balance of competition between different school sizes with invitations being extended to specific programs with the same legacy of performance excellence. This symmetry in band sizes will ensure that schools can be competitive in their own class. And, the talent and artistry of the bands that attend provides an inspiration and motivation to students as they get to experience performances from other schools in different ranges of size. This will extend through the culmination of the evening show's activities with the exhibition performance of the top nationally ranked Golden Regiment marching band.
The GRI will feature two performance competitions, the purple and gold shows. The performance at both shows is optional giving schools the flexibility to manage their competition based on the needs of their schedule. Some schools may choose the morning show to allow a shorter day competition with the awards tentatively scheduled to begin at 3:45 pm. Other schools may choose to utilize the morning for their own technical rehearsals before taking the field in the evening competition scheduled to start at 5:30 pm. And many schools will choose both shows as an opportunity to perform twice in one day while receiving two performance scores at a discounted price.
This competition format gives bands the opportunity to receive a guarantee of two show adjudications and critiques from top level judges from around the country. All bands are given two chances to receive class awards with this two show format. This format has been popular for bands that are looking for "early in the season" judging and feedback as they work to develop their show throughout the rest of their competition season.
The purple (morning) show will feature bands split into four classifications based on the band's size. Bands will perform in order groupings based on their size classifications. Class A (smallest band size) will perform first, tentatively starting at 10:15 AM. The Class D bands (largest size) will perform last with that grouping tentatively starting at 2:45 PM. Class awards will be provided for the top four bands in each classification ensuring that every group will receive a placement trophy. Additionally trophies for outstanding soloist(s), visual performance, musical performance, and general effect (regardless of groupings) will be presented giving each school the opportunity to compete across classifications for the top honors.
The gold (evening) show will feature bands split into classifications based on the school's size. However, the performance order will be based on a random draw and adjudicators will not be given any indication about what class size division each band is placed in. The top three returning bands (based on scoring) from the 2022 Golden Regiment Invitational marching festival will automatically be granted the final three evening performance time slots tentatively scheduled for 9:15 PM, 9:30 PM, and 9:45 PM. The random draw will be recorded and published through the Golden Regiment Invitational YouTube channel in the weeks prior to the competition. The gold show performances will tentatively start at 5:30 PM. Awards will be provided for the top four bands in each classification with a maximum of four bands in each group. Additionally, trophies for outstanding soloist(s), visual performance, musical performance, and general effect (regardless of groupings) will be presented. And to round out the cross classification competition, Grand Prize awards will be presented for the top three placements overall.
Pricing and Registration:
For bands that want to perform at both competitions (purple and gold), there is a bundled price of $450 for registration in both shows.
Registration should be made online by May 1st to ensure placement in the competition. Upon registration a confirmation email will be submitted. In mid-summer, attending bands will receive a packet detailing key dates for submission of information for field announcements, program books, and other details.
Register today at https://www.goldenregimentinvitational.com/band-registration
For more information, go to https://www.goldenregimentinvitational.com
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Golden Regiment Invitational
Outstanding Music Raytown
Outstanding Music Olathe South
1st Olathe South
Outstanding Music Buhler
Outstanding Soloists Regardless of Class
Outstanding Drum Major
Outstanding Music Blue Valley
Open Class B
1st Grain Valley
Outstanding Music Tie Blue Springs South, Grain Valley
Open Class Overall
1st 80.30 Grain Valley
Purple Performance Schedule
Gold Performance Schedule