Admission is $5 for ages 12 and up. No parking fee !!! Concessions will be sold all day, please support our program by planning to eat with us. This is our major fundraiser. We ask that large coolers, 12 qt. or larger, be left in your vehicles. Admission wristbands allow for re-entry!
All participants, chaperones, drivers, and staff will be given wristbands for access to the stadium, hospitality, and the directors dinner. Our hospitality room is for directors, their staff and drivers only.
Seating for all spectators will be in GENERAL ADMISSION sections which are clearly marked. Each band's seating area will be clearly marked and the director will have the diagram in advance. Band seating is allocated based on the number of students, staff, and chaperones traveling. We ask that parents please sit in General Admission, especially later in the day, to avoid overflowing into another participant's assigned seating. Thank you so much for your cooperation !!!
Here is our 2016 Judging Panel:
Jim Knight Birmingham, ALBand Chris Cooper Birmingham, ALBand Garry Taylor Cullman, ALBand
Belinda Wright Auburn, ALDrum Major Josh Lynch Birmingham, ALPercussion Angie Gavin-SmithAlexander City, ALMajorette Kathy Richards (ten.) Auburn, ALDance Terrence Cobb Birmingham, AL Guard
Classification is as follows (Count Winds Only):
Class Aup to 20 Class AA21-40 Class AAA41-70 Class AAAA71-95 Open Class96 and up
Scoring will be as follows:
85-100 (Class A 80-100)Superior - I 70-84.9 (Class A 70-79.9)Excellent - II 69.9 or LessGood - III
Music-50 points Marching-30 Points General Effect-20 Points
Score sheets, sample recap, and other information are available at the links above.
We will award Superior Performance and “Best-in-Class” in the following captions: Band, Percussion, Drum Major, Guard, Majorette (Feature/Line), and Dance Line. Three (3) Guard members compose a competitive line; likewise, Two (2) or more majorettes will be judged as a line. Feature Twirlers will be judged separately from the line. A single majorette will be considered “Feature” automatically. We will also award Most Entertaining Band, Best High Brass, Best Low Brass, Best Woodwind Section, Outstanding Soloist, High Music, and High Marching Score. Caption scores determine High Marching and Music awards. A combination of G.E. score and judges’ vote determine Most Entertaining Band. Best Woodwinds, Brass, and Outstanding soloists are determined by vote of the Band judges.
Included in the contest packages will be a complete contest recap, judges’ sheets, a complimentary press box video and mp3 of your band’s performance, and a disk of complimentary digital photographs. A sample of the contest recap is available on the contest website link above. Judges' recordings and the digital media of your show will be posted to a Dropbox link for download by Sunday, October 2nd. This will make it possible for you to share this information with your students more readily in the classroom, and will allow everyone associated with your band program the opportunity to listen on their own at your discretion.
Concessions will be available throughout the day. We will have an abundant director’s hospitality room and a catered dinner for the directors during the dinner break. We will also have on-site First-Aid facilities staffed by local emergency and medical personnel. Please remember that LMI is a fundraiser for the Alexander City Band Boosters. Your patronage of our concession stand is greatly appreciated and encouraged. Please encourage your parents and students to fully participate in the fundraising portion of our event by their patronage.
There is a non-refundable entry fee of $100. The deadline for registration, including fees, pictures, and program information, is Monday, September 19. If you have further questions or require more information please contact Dale Bloodworth at 256-234-8618 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope to see you there!!!