Regionals – November/December 2013

Regional Marching Band Events

A listing of marching events: major competitions, shows and conferences, by region. From November 2013 to January 2014.

West

Tradeshows

Jan 8-11—Albuquerque, NM—New Mexico MEA
Jan 22-25—Colorado Springs, CO—Colorado MEA
Jan 23-26—Anaheim, CA—NAMM, the National Association of Music Merchants

Miscellaneous

Nov 16—TBA, CA—California State Band Championships
Nov 23—Fresno and Clovis, CA—Western Band Association Championships
Nov 23—Location TBA—Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association
Nov 29—Honolulu, HI—Waikiki Holiday Parade
Dec 7—Oakland, CA—2013 America’s Children’s Holiday Parade

Midwest

Bands of America

Nov 13-16—Indianapolis, IN—Grand National Championships at Lucas Oil
Stadium

Tradeshows

Nov 13-16—Indianapolis, IN—Percussive Arts Society International
Convention
Dec 18-21—Chicago, IL—Midwest Clinic
Jan 22-25—Peoria, IL—Illinois MEA
Jan 23-25—Fort Wayne, IN—Indiana MEA

Miscellaneous

Nov 23—Chicago, IL—Magnificent Mile Lights Festival Parade

Northeast

Tournament of Bands

Nov 17—New Castle, DE—Spin EssenTIAls Series
Dec 8—Tyrone, PA—Dance and Twirl EssenTIAls Series
Jan 13—Birdsboro, PA—TIA Indoor Education Day
Jan 19—Pittsburgh, PA—Fast Forward at Brashear HS
Jan 19—Mullica Hill, NJ—Clearview Regional HS

Tradeshows

Dec 5-8—Rochester, NY—NYSSMA

Miscellaneous

Nov 28—New York, NY—Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Nov 28—Philadelphia, PA—Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade

South

Tradeshows

Nov 9-12—Winston-Salem, NC—North Carolina MEA
Nov 21-25—Baton Rouge, LA—Louisiana MEA
Jan 8-11—Tampa, FL—Florida MEA
Jan 10-12—Montgomery, AL—Alabama MEA
Jan 30-Feb 1—Savannah, GA—Georgia MEA

Miscellaneous

Nov 23—St. Petersburg, FL—FMBC Championships
Nov 28—Orlando, FL—Thanksgiving Parade of Bands at the Walt Disney
World Resort
Jan 25—Atlanta, GA—Honda Battle of the Bands

Don’t Scare the Freshmen

A humorous take on being a leader and role model. From Halftime Magazine, a print publication and online community for the marching arts.