Q. What are the ticket prices?
A. Tickets are $10 each for school-age children and above, and includes a program. (5 and under are free.)
Q. Will there be electricity/power at the field?
A. Yes, there will be reliable power at field level on the front 50.
Q. Will videos be provided?
A. A complimentary DVD will be provided to each band, and DVD/Blu-rays of your performance will be available for sale through EmexVideo.
Q. Where is Station Camp HS?
A. Station Camp High School is located at 1040 Bison Trail in Gallatin, TN 37066. Off Exit 12 on Vietnam Veterans Parkway/Hwy 386. We are about 30 minutes north of Nashville.
Q. Who are the judges for the competition?
A. Our judging panel for 2019 has been partially confirmed (and we can’t wait to announce the last two as soon as we can!)
- Music Effect – Steven Page, Paducah, KY
- Music Ensemble – Gary Schallert, Bowling Green, KY
- Visual Effect – Jack Pursifull, IN
- Visual Ensemble – Keith Baker, DCI Judge
- Percussion – Chris Romanowski, Atlanta, GA
- Color Guard – Byron Valentine, Dayton, OH
- Electronics Evaluator – Brian Belcher, Gallatin, TN (This is for comments only. No scores are attached.)
Q. What awards are given out at SCMI?
A. We give out 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards in band, percussion, and guard in each of 4 classes, as well as Overall guard, percussion, music, visual awards, Most Entertaining Band, Best Pit Crew, Spirit Award (based on Sportsmanship), and Sweepstakes Awards in Small and Large Divisions.
Q. How are classes determined?
A. We divide the contest into classes based on total musicians once we reach the entry deadline, which is August 30, 2019.
Q. Will there be medical help available if needed?
A. Yes! We will have EMT’s and nurses available all day for first aid, and there is an emergency room available less than a mile from campus should the need arise.
Q. What about food?
A. We will have an OUTSTANDING hospitality area for directors, staff, and drivers. Our concessions for parents and students are also outstanding as well.
Q. Oh no! What if it rains?
A. We have dealt with some rain 2 out of the last 4 years. We will move the contest into the gym, where it will become an exhibition for music comments only. Only those groups who perform their full show outside are considered for class awards.