September 26, 2015

Weekend number two of the season is a busy one! We’ve got eight competitions to talk about.

Gibraltar Carlson

Ten bands are performing at this competition, beginning at 3:00 PM. The event is located at Carlson High School in Gibraltar (30550 W. Jefferson, Gibraltar, MI 48173. Click for more information.

Grand Haven

Grand Haven high school is located at 17001 Ferris Street, in Grand Haven, MI (49417). Ten bands will be in performance at this competition, which starts at 6:00 PM. Click for more information.

Knight Time Classic

Kenowa Hill’s Knight Time Classic is celebrating it’s 30th year. Located at 3825 Hendershot Avenue NW, in Grand Rapids MI, 49544, 13 bands will be in performance. The event starts at 10:00 AM. Click for more information.


Otsego begins at 2:00 PM. Twenty-two bands are in attendance, making this the largest competition in Michigan this weekend. Otsego High School is located at 550 Washington Street, in Otsego, MI 49078. Click here for more information.


A first for Pontiac public schools, this event features 4 bands, who will be performing at Wisner Stadium in Pontiac (441 Cesar E Chavez Ave., Pontiac, MI 48342). We know the event begins at 1:00 PM, but performance times have not been confirmed. Our educated best-guess is available here.


Lamphere is the first scored MCBA contest of the season. After an interesting first-weekend last year when MCBA introduced a new scoring system, we’re curious to see what this weekend will hold in store for the circuit. 12 bands will be performing at Lamphere’s competition, located at 610 West 13 Mile Road in Madison Heights MI, 48071. Click here for more information.

BOA Bowling Green

Five Michigan Bands are heading to Ohio on Saturday for the BOA Bowling Green Regional. Rockford, Walled Lake Central, Plymouth-Canton, Jenison, and Lake Orion will be competing against 14 bands in prelims. The top ten scoring bands, regardless of class, will advance to the evening’s Finals competition. We’ll try to keep you updated on who makes Finals at this event on our social media sites when we know. The announcement of Prelims awards plus Finals qualifiers is scheduled for 4:45PM, after the Bowling Green State University Falcon Marching Band exhibition performance.

This competition is located at Perry Stadium on Bowling Green State University’s campus. The address is 1600 Stadium Dr., Bowling Green, OH 43403. Click here for more information.

Penn Kingsmen Carnival of Bands

Edwardsburg is venturing south into Indiana to compete at Penn High School, in Mishawaka, IN (56100 Bittersweet Rd., Mishawaka, IN 46545). While this might seem odd, it makes perfect sense. Edwardsburg is located 6 miles from Penn, which is south across the Michigan-Indiana state line.

Indiana’s competitions are similar to MCBA, in that bands are placed into arbitrary groupings based on school size. While MCBA uses “Flight” to designate grouping, Indiana uses “Class.” Edwardsburg will be competing in Class C, which equates to the school sizes of MCBA’s Flight III. 36 bands will be at this event, which begins at 12:59 PM. Indiana uses 13 minute performance blocks.

If you’re heading south to see Edwardsburg, we want to warn you: most of the event parking is located at Schmucker Middle School, located across Bittersweet Rd from Penn High School. Edwardsburg 3:35 PM. Click for more information.

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