The Showdown at Sundown

High School Marching Band Festival

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Times TBA (based on the Number Of Participating Bands)

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 High School Directors

2016 Performance Schedule (When available)


 

The Showdown at Sundown is hosted each year in late October/early November by the McNeese State University Cowboy Marching Band.  This Saturday evening high school marching band festival is held under the lights 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, drum major & 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, Drum Major within classes

High Music, Visual, GE, Percussion, Guard, Drum Major overall

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+

2016 Judges:

Ensemble Music: 

Ensemble Visual: 

GE: 

Percussion: 

Guard/Aux: 

Drum Majors: 

Entry Fee:  $275

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