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Marching Invitational - Oct. 3, 2009

The Festival includes a prelims/finals format for class 5A/6A and the 1st place band from the morning show as well as an indoor Color Guard/Drumline competition. Any band may enter at a larger classification. Finals selection process:
  • High Score from the morning show [1A-4A]
  • High Score 5A Band
  • High Score 6A Band
  • Next 6 highest scores from 5A/6A

The day competition will conclude around 5:00 p.m. with finals beginning around 6:30 p.m. under the lights.  Guidelines for the festival as well as further information can be found below in Adobe Acrobat Reader format:

• Located right off of I-70, 15 miles east of Kansas City, the Blue Springs Invitational Marching Festival has been host to some of the finest high school marching bands in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Illinois and Iowa.

• As has been tradition in Blue Springs, a highly competitive indoor Drumline and Color Guard festival is also run in conjunction with the Marching Band festival. Many schools participate in all three events.

• 4000 seat stadium with artificial field turf for the marching bands and a 2-level, 1000 seat gymnasium for Drumlines and Color Guard!

• The adjudicating panel consists of some of the most qualified personnel in the profession including representation from DCI, WGI, the Michigan Judges Association and college band directors. Adjudicators for 2008 included:

Past Adjudicators - 2008
James Hudson - Colts/Director: Arizona State University Marching Band---Arizona
Kevin Kastens - Director: U of Iowa Marching Hawkeyes---Iowa
James Rocillio - Brass Caption Head: Blue Devils---California

Craig Fuchs - Director of Bands: Pittsburg State University---Kansas
Paul Brizzi - Retired Director: Ankeny, Iowa---Iowa
Peter Griffin - Director: Marching Illini---Illinois

Field Color Guard
Adam Sage - Phantom Regiment - Caption Head---Georgia

Field Percussion
Murray Gusseck - Santa Clara Vanguard---Washington

Indoor Color Guard
Denise Hudson - Arizona State University---Arizona

Indoor Percussion/Outdoor Comments
Lalo Davila - Middle Tennessee State University---Tennessee
Julie Davila - Middle Tennessee State University---Tennessee  

Results from past Invitationals:


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