The Lake Charles Toyota Gulf Coast Marching Band Championship

Saturday, October 28, 2017

1:45- First Band / 1:00- Gates Open

Cowboy Stadium - McNeese State University

Lake Charles, Louisiana

The 16,000-seat Cowboy Stadium at McNeese State University

The 16,000-seat Cowboy Stadium at McNeese State University

Entry form for HS Directors

2017 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

2A-  41-70

3A-  71-99

4A-  100+

2017 Judges:

Ensemble Music: Mr. Mark Richard, Houston, TX

Ensemble Visual: Dr. Debra Traficante, Atlanta, GA

GE: Dr. Christopher Heffner, Lebanon, Pennsylvania

Percussion: Mr. Joe Fant, Fairhope, Alabama

Guard/Aux: Mr. Mark Rivero, New Orleans, LA

Entry Fee:  $275

RSVP to jjacobs@mcneese.edu to secure a performance slot.  Entry forms will be mailed/emailed in August.