SMBI 2018 Aviators Performance

West Tennessee Marching Championship

Department of Music

108 Fine Arts

16 Mt. Pelia Rd.

Martin, TN 38238

Ph:

(731) 881-7402

Em:

Dr. Julie Hill, Chair


West Tennessee Marching Championship

SMBI 2018 Aviators Performance

UT Martin has a proud tradition of hosting marching competitions including the original Skyhawk Marching Band Invitational and now The West Tennessee Marching Championship. Our philosophy behind the contest is built upon not only excellence in performance, but also excellence in education. Our next contest will take place Fall 2020.

 

Please direct all questions to Steve Barnett, Director of Athletic Bands (sbarne28@utm.edu or 731-881-1852/7402).

 

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General Contest Information

Band Runners

UTM Aviators Marching Band members will be assigned to each participating band and will be responsible for hand stamps, wristbands and guiding you through your experience on campus. Runners will meet buses at the designated parking area (Pacer Pond or Stadium Lots) to deliver wristbands and assist with parking.

 

Wristbands – Non-Performing Personnel

Wristbands will be included for all directors, staff members, field assistants and bus drivers for each ensemble. The maximum number of non-performer wristbands will be 20 per band. Band parents and other attendees not mentioned above should enter through the ticket booth.

 

Maps

Maps for the City of Martin and UTM campus are enclosed. Please familiarize yourself with the Warm Up Locations, Stadium and Parking.

 

Warm Up

Each band is assigned a 30-minute warm up in one of three locations on the quad. Please familiarize yourself with your band’s schedule, the location of your band’s site on the enclosed campus map and the travel path to from the warm up site to the stadium.

 

Admission

Admission to the contest for spectators is as follows:

  • $10 – Age 12 and above
  • $5 – Age 6-11
  • Free – Age 5 and under

Parking

See the enclosed parking map detailing where your buses and equipment trailers should be parked. Buses must be parked where assigned on the parking map. Equipment trailers may be parked in the lot designated on the map near the stadium.

 

Field Entry Logistics

Similar to previous years, Front Ensemble equipment will enter the field from the north end of the home stands of the Stadium. Winds and Battery will enter from the north end of the opposing stands and exit on the south end. Bands will not be allowed to enter the field until their designated start time.

 

Programs, Air Grams & Aviators Marching Band Merchandise

Programs will be available to purchase for $1 each.

 

Air Grams are a great way to show your support of your loved one on the field. They are announced over the public address system before and after your band performs. The charge is $1 per Air Gram, cash only, and they may be purchased at the UT Martin Band table.

 

Skyhawk Marching Band merchandise will be available for purchase.

 

Director’s Hospitality Area

We are grateful to Reece King and Amro Music for sponsoring the Directors’ Hospitality Area again this year in the Press Box. Please join us for some great food.

 

Concessions

Food and beverages will be available from our Concession Stand all day. The sisters of Sigma Alpha Iota will be selling sunglasses and nachos and the brothers of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia will be selling fried pickles and funnel cakes again this year.

 

Equipment/Trailer Unloading

If you will be using your front ensemble in your warm up, feel free to unload at the closest point to your warm up area (Humanities/Clement Circle, Meek Library, Gooch Hall/east side). If you have a semi trailer, getting through the smaller streets inside campus may be impossible, so please plan accordingly. If you are not using your front ensemble during your warm up, you may unload in the stadium parking lot. Please see below for Bus and Equipment Vehicle parking information.

 

Parking – Buses & Equipment Vehicles

Schools' buses will be parked in the following lots: TBD

 

Admission

Admission to the contest for spectators is as follows:

 

$10 - Age 12 and above
$5 - Age 6-11
Free - Age 5 and under

 

Contest Schedule

Schedule will be posted as soon as it is finalized.

 

Judge Information

Coming Soon!

 

Awards / Results

Will be posted when available.

Airgrams

What are Airgrams?

Do you want to send a message to your son, daughter, band parent, band director, friend, neighbor, cousin, grandchild? Send them an AIRGRAM!

 

Airgrams are a great way to show support to your loved one on the field. Airgrams are announced over the loudspeaker before and after your band performs.

 

What is the cost of an Airgram?

Airgrams are $3.00 each (cash only), and may be purchased at the Airgram Table located within the gates of the contest site.

 

Where can I obtain an Airgram form?

You have two choices:

  1. This web page. You may print the Airgram form below, fill out the appropriate information, and take the completed form to the Airgram Table upon your arrival at the contest. Simply provide the Airgram Table worker your completed form and $3.00 cash per airgram.
  2. The Airgram table. Airgram forms will be available at the Airgram Table during the contest, however, completing the forms before arriving at the contest may reduce the time you spend waiting at the Airgram Table.
  3.  

    AIRGRAM FORM

 

Sample Airgram:

 

BAND: Sample High School Band
TO: Amy Smith
FROM: Mom and Dad

MESSAGE: Good luck Amy! Make us proud! Go Woodwinds!!!!

 

Parking & Campus Map

All Spectators should plan to park in the lots marked "S" on the map.

 

Class A bands should be able to park in the lot marked "A."

 

All other band classes (AA through AAAA) may park in lots marked "B," "C," or "E" as space permits.

 

 

Dining & Lodging

Dining

In addition to the in-stadium concessions, several restaurants are located within walking distance of Graham Stadium, including the following:

  • Domino's
  • Wendy’s
  • Sammie’s
  • The Grind
  • Hunan Palace
  • Best Wings in Martin

 

Other dining options within a short drive of the stadium include:

  • Zaxby’s
  • Dairy Queen
  • K-N
  • La Cabana
  • Sonic
  • Burger King
  • Los Portales
  • Cook Out
  • Happy Dragon
  • McDonald's
  • Subway
  • Taco Bell
  • Pizza Hut
  • Opera House (fine dining)
  • Fresh Start

 

Lodging

The primary hotels/motels in Martin and Union City include:

  • Hampton Inn (Martin)
  • Day’s Inn (Martin)
  • Quality Inn (Union City)
  • Country Hearth Inn and Suites (Union City)
  • Hospitality House (Union City)
  • Magnum Inn (Union City)

 

Department of Music

108 Fine Arts

16 Mt. Pelia Rd.

Martin, TN 38238

Ph:

(731) 881-7402

Em:

Dr. Julie Hill, Chair