To all the performing units - We were honored by your presence at this year's festival, enjoyed your performances, and appreciate your band family!
Judges' Commentary has been uploaded to DropBox and links should be in your Email Inbox. Please let me know (email@example.com) if you cannot access them, or have other issues.
WE'LL SEE YOU ON OCTOBER 3RD, 2015!
The 2014-2015 School year is staring us in the face. It was a short summer, and "The Season" is upon us!
We hope that your choice for Saturday, October 4th will be to come and spend the day having a wonderful contest experience at the Lake Martin Invitational.
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LMI 2014 Information
The time is on us already.
Where do we go to contest? Most of us struggle with this every year.
The Alexander City Bands and the Alex City Band Boosters would like to cordially invite your band, parents, and community to participate in The Lake Martin InvitationalMarching Contest on October 4, 2014. We offer a fine venue for performance and competition, a comprehensive awards program, and a fair and objectively judged contest. Our contest is easy to attend, judged by experienced teachers, and very well-organized. We offer a recap that disseminates ALL SCORES FROM ALL CAPTIONS for all to see. Our mission is to provide a smooth competition in an atmosphere filled with fans enjoying and showing enthusiasm for great performances.
We encourage you to ask anyone who has been to LMI about our contest!
We are assembling an exceedingly qualified adjudication panel. We have a clear contest philosophy centered on performance. Our panel will provide a thorough, meaningful evaluation as a tool for you to help your band improve.
Our entire experience is about our students’ performance!
Classification is as follows: Count Winds Only
Class A: up to 25 Class AA: 26-45 Class AAA: 46-65 Class AAAA: 66-95 Open Class: 96 and up
Scoring will be as follows: Caption Scoring is set up with performance content equal to Band scoring. Music 50 points Marching 30 points General Effect 20 points 85-100 - Superior Rating - I 70-84.9 - Excellent - II 69.9 or Less - Good - III
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. One majorette will be considered “feature” automatically. We will also award Most Entertaining Band, Best High Brass and 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. Awards will immediately follow the Exhibition performance.
Included in the Contest packages will be a complete contest recap, judges’ sheets, a complimentary press box video of your band’s performance, an mp3 audio recording of your band’s performance, and a disc of complimentary digital photographs from your band’s performance. Judges' recordings and the mp3 of your show will be posted to a private website for download by Sunday, October 5th. 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.
Admission is $5, with 12 and under admitted free. There is no charge for parking. 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.
There is a non-refundable entry fee of $100. The deadline for registration, including fees, pictures, and program information, is Monday, September 22. 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!!!