October 03, 2015

We’ve got six competitions this weekend that we’re covering. And to make the weekend a fun challenge for ourselves, we’ll be covering this weekend from Florida. Because of that, please bear with us, as we may be a little slow in making results public knowledge.

Chippewa Valley

Located at 18300 10 Mile Rd, in Clinton Twp, MI (48083), Chippewa Valley is hosting 8 bands. The competition begins at 3:30PM, with awards scheduled for 6:00 PM. Click for more information.

Red Flannel Festival

The Cedar Springs Red Flannel Festival competition is celebrating its 55th year this Saturday. As part of the Red Flannel Festival, it is not uncommon to see bands from this contest participate in the parade through Cedar Springs that follows. With the weather we’re expecting this weekend, wearing Red Flannel sounds like a cozy idea! 17 bands will be in performance at this event, which offers both SMB competition, and MSBOA ratings.

The High School is located at 204 E. Muskegon St. NE, in Cedar Springs, MI (49319). The competition begins at 8:15AM, with Awards scheduled for 2:00PM. The Red Flannel Parade begins at 3:00 PM downtown. Click here for more information.


The Hastings Saxon Band hosts 24 high school bands, plus the Western Michigan University Bronco Marching Band, this Saturday at their stadium, located at 520 West South Street, Hastings, MI 49058. The competition starts at 12:00 PM. The Bronco Marching Band will perform prior to both award ceremonies (Class D & B Awards are at 3:45PM; Class C & A are scheduled for 9:00 PM).

Hastings has DVDs of your band’s performance for sale, which are $15 each. Also, for only $2, you can shout out (or embarrass) your Michigan Marcher with a “You’ve Got Mail” announcement that will be announced over the loud speaker. Click here for more information.


The Woodhaven HS Band hosts six bands in competition this Saturday at their stadium, located at 24787 Van Horn Rd., Brownstown, MI 48314. The competition begins at 2:00 PM with a performance of the national anthem by the Patrick Henry Middle School Band. Awards will be held at 4:30 PM. Click here for more information.


Novi earns the distinction of being the lone MCBA contest this weekend. Located at 24602 Taft Road, in Novi, MI (48375), their event begins at 5:05 PM, with competition starting at 5:15. Thirteen bands will perform. Awards for all flights will be at 9:15 PM. Click here for more information.

BOA Dayton

Reeths-Puffer is heading South to Ohio to represent Michigan at the BOA Dayton Regional this Saturday. This is a prelims-finals format competition, with prelims beginning at 8:00 AM. Don’t worry, RP fans: Reeths-Puffer performs at 3:45PM.

There is a parking fee for this event – $5 per car! The event is located in Welcome Stadium on the University of Dayton’s campus, at 1601 S Edwin C Moses Blvd., Dayton, OH 45417.

Prelims Awards will be held at 5:45 PM. At this time, bands eligible for Finals will be announced. Finals competition will begin at 7:45 PM, with the Finals awards ceremony beginning at 10:30 PM. Click here for more information.

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