2019 Gulf Coast Marching Band Championship
Saturday, October 26, 2019
Interested band directors should email firstname.lastname@example.org to request/reserve a performance slot. The first 25 bands to request participation will be accepted. Our championship is limited to 25 bands.
----Entry Form Deadline is September 15----
Tickets are sold at the gate: Adults $10 / Children under 12 $5
Normal starting time is approximately 2pm, with the final competing band at 8:45pm
Cowboy Stadium - McNeese State University
Lake Charles, Louisiana
2019 Performance Schedule - TBA
The Lake Charles Toyota Gulf Coast Marching Band Championship (formerly the "Showdown at Sundown") is hosted each year in late October/early November by the McNeese State University Cowboy Marching Band. This Saturday high school marching band festival is held 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, & 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 within classes
High Music, Visual, GE, Percussion & Guard overall
Top 3 scoring band in each class
Top 5 overall scoring bands
Band Classifications are based on the total number of marching winds + marching percussion:
A - 1-40
Ensemble Music: Ward Miller, Houston, TX
Ensemble Visual: TBA
Guard/Aux: Gary Graves
Entry Fee: $275
RSVP to email@example.com to secure a performance slot. Entry forms will be mailed/emailed in August.