Competition Preview: 9/15/12

Saturday, September 15, officially starts the MCBA competitive season with the Lamphere competition. Also on Saturday, Wayne Memorial hosts a Scholastic Clinic Show (similar to MCBA Field Day, but using Scholastic sheets). In the non-competitive sector, Walled Lake Central is hosting the Walled Lake Central Preview show.

Lamphere Invitational

Opening Ceremonies for the Lamphere MCBA Invitational begin at 3:50pm this Saturday. Competition begins at 4:00pm with Atherton in Flight IV. L’Anse Creuse North, Troy Athens, and Lakeland compete in Flight I, and Lamphere performs in Flight III exhibition. While this is a small contest, it will be a great one for these bands to get their feet wet in a competitive arena for what we’re hoping will be a great 2012 season.

Lamphere is located at 610 West 13 Mile Road in Madison Heights. Tickets should be around $7 for adults, and $5 for students and seniors.

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Wayne Memorial

The Wayne Memorial Scholastic Clinic is an event for bands to come out and without penalty perform their show for judges’ critique. This clinic begins at 10:00 AM. Each band will have 35 minutes to perform their show. The bands attending this clinic event include: Wyandotte Roosevelt, John Glenn, Taylor Truman, Gibraltar Carlson, Waterford Mott, Livonia Churchill, Livonia Stevenson, and Wayne Memorial.

Wayne Memorial is located at 3001 4th Street in Wayne.

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Walled Lake Central

Five bands are participating in the Walled Lake Central Preview Show: Milford, West Bloomfield, Walled Lake Western, Walled Lake Northern, and Walled Lake Central. This is a non-competitive event for bands to perform their show to showcase the work they have already put into their 2012 shows. After each band has performed their field show, they will come together as a mass band to perform “America, the Beautiful.”

Gates open at 5:00pm, with performances starting at 7:00pm. Tickets are $5, Senior Discount is $3, and Child 6 and Under are admitted for free.

For more information, visit the Walled Lake Central Bands Website. Walled Lake Central is located at 1600 Oakley Park Road in Walled Lake.

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