2018 Gulf Coast Marching Band Championship
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Interested band directors should email firstname.lastname@example.org to request/reserve a performance slot. The first 25 bands to request participation will be accepted. Our championship is limited to 25 bands.
TBA- First Band / TBA- Gates Open
Cowboy Stadium - McNeese State University
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Entry form for HS Directors
2018 Performance Schedule
The Lake Charles Toyota Gulf Coast Marching Band Championship (formerly the "Showdown at Sundown") is hosted each year in late October/early November by the McNeese State University Cowboy Marching Band. This Saturday high school marching band festival is held in the beautiful Cowboy Stadium on the McNeese campus.
This is a festival/competitive format, with bands receiving both ratings (music, visual, GE, color guard, percussion, & overall band) and competitive scoring within captions and classes. Trophies are awarded for:
General Participation Plaque
Superior Rating in each caption (Music, Visual, GE, Perc, Guard)
High Music, Visual, GE, Percussion, & Guard within classes
High Music, Visual, GE, Percussion & Guard overall
Top 3 scoring band in each class
Top 5 overall scoring bands
Band Classifications are based on the total number of marching winds + marching percussion:
A - 1-40
Ensemble Music: TBA
Ensemble Visual: Roger Marquis, Houston, TX
GE: Dr. Alton Royer, Houston, TX
Guard/Aux: Mr. Mark Rivero, New Orleans, LA
Entry Fee: $275
RSVP to email@example.com to secure a performance slot. Entry forms will be mailed/emailed in August.