The 2016-2017 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 1st will be to come and spend the day having a wonderful contest experience at the Lake Martin Invitational.
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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 Invitational Marching Contest on October 1, 2016. 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!
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!!!