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Marching Band Festival


You are cordially invited to participate in any or all of the events sponsored by MICCA. In keeping with the "medal" concept currently used in the MICCA concert band festival, there is no "sweepstakes"-type competition. All events will be based on a "star" and medal award standard rather than straight-out competition.

MICCA has compiled a comprehensive list of respected names from all over the country to serve as adjudicators for these events. Outstanding educators from the college ranks have been invited to offer their expertise and broad musical and marching band backgrounds to our activity. I am sure you will be pleased with the quality of judging available to evaluate your program this fall.

You may wish to enter your band in more that one district event, regardless of your particular geographic location. This schedule has been arranged so there will be NO CONFLICTS with other MICCA sponsored district events. However, you need not perform in a district event to participate in the State Finals. Those who do participate in district performance will be given preferential starting time, based on their highest overall band star rating. In the Preview Show, all bands received taped judge's comments, a clinic following the performance and a participation plaque--no star ratings are given at that show. Registration forms for all five events are enclosed for your convenience. The cost of the Preview Show is $100, each district event is $150.00 and the finals are $300.00. Please send each district registration and fee to the appropriate host.

I look forward to seeing you at the MICCA Marching Band Festivals!

Steve Conant
Marching Band Chairperson