April 1st, 2020
Greetings from Mount Pleasant, North Carolina! As the school year winds down and your calendar is quickly filling with possible fall contest dates, I wanted to make you aware of the date of the 22nd annual Mount Pleasant Showcase of Champions. This year, Showcase will be held on Saturday, September 26th, 2020. Keep in mind that this event includes a small class champion caption (1A-2A-3A) and a large class champion caption (4A-5A). This will allow for shared success between small and large ensembles.
While many marching band festivals are planned for the late afternoon/evening, Showcase is traditionally an early show, which begins at approximately 9:00 AM and usually concludes around 4:00 PM. This will allow for those bands who enjoy “double-headers” to do so with ease. I will make every effort to accommodate bands participating in one, or multiple contests on this particular date.
We have a wonderful panel of judges to give you that early season feedback. They are:
- Music Performance – Andrew Craft
- General Effect – Kirk Godbey
- Marching Performance – Matt Liner
- Percussion – Matt Mallery
- Colorguard – Nikki Crawford-Jones
- Drum Major – Blair Smith
I am positive their feedback will help to set you up for a wonderful season!!!
We are extremely pleased to announce our working relationship with Christopher White and Hickory Ridge HS. Hickory Ridge HS will be hosting a contest on the same day and is only 15 minutes down the road. What better way to get two performances in to begin your season!!!! Come to ours in the morning/early afternoon, and then head over there for another chance to perform! Both Mr. White and myself will ensure you are set up for success to make this a great experience for your students. We both learned a great deal last year from this experience and with the feedback received, we will be working even harder to ensure you will have wonderful experience. I also know that in years’ past, Maiden HS and Ledford HS have also hosted contests around the same date as ours. We have worked with schools that have gone to those contests, as well. We will ensure you get where you are looking to go while also ensuring you have a great experience.
Please see the information packet and registration form below. There are pieces in the registration form that you may not have answers to now, and that is okay. If you know that you are planning to come to our event, go ahead and send the registration form in to me with as much information as you can. We can gather the other pieces over the next several months. Registrations should be postmarked no later than September 11th, 2020. This information will also be made available on our website at http://mpband.org/showcase-of-champions/. If you would prefer to do an online registration, please go to https://forms.gle/Z8TaXoUZNNQw5Vq58 to do so.
Should you have questions, please call me at 704-224-4695 or 704-267-6707. You may also choose to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you prefer. No question is too trivial! I hope that you will consider our festival as part of your fall calendar.
In the Spirit of Music,
Keith J. Lee, Director
Mount Pleasant Bands
Showcase Information Packet (PLEASE READ!)
There are multiple pages to this packet. You can navigate through the pages at the bottom of the PDF.Registration Info - 2020
Complete the online registration (preferred) at https://forms.gle/971Kc6WQezD5hFxM8 or you can complete a copy of the registration form found here to submit via e-mail or mail.Entry Form 2020
Payment of Registration Fee
Please send in your registration fee of $75.00 dollars to secure your spot in our contest. Contest order will be determined based on when both the registration form and the registration fee have been received. You can pay either by check or by PayPal.
Attn: Keith Lee, Band Director
700 Walker Road
Mount Pleasant, NC 28124