West Tennessee Marching Championships

SMBI

 

UT Martin has a proud tradition of hosting marching competitions and in the 15th year hosting their contest, formerly known as the Skyhawk Marching Band Invitational, a new contest has emerged, The West Tennessee Marching Championships. The contest will continue to strive for excellence in performance and education on one of the best marching fields in West Tennessee and this year housing a brand new press box. This will take place on Saturday, October 21, 2017. The contest application, adjudicator biographies are all listed below once the information becomes available.

 

Please direct all questions to Dr. Bill Waterman, Director of Athletic Bands (wwaterma@utm.edu or 731-881-7401).

 

Contest Application

Applications for the contest are currently closed.
Please contact Dr. Waterman (wwaterman@utm.edu) with any questions.

 

General Contest Information

Band Runners

UT Martin Skyhawk 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 & Skyhawk 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 very grateful to Reece King and Amro Music for sponsoring the Director’s Hospitality Area again this year in the Bob Carroll Football Building. Please stop in for delicious grilled 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

Prelims Schedule

National Anthem 1:00 PM

Westview High School 1:10 PM

Fayette Academy 1:25 PM

Stewart County High School 1:40 PM

South Side High School 1:55 PM

White House High School 2:10 PM

Piggott High School 2:25 PM

Crockett County HS 2:40 PM

Riverside High School 2:55 PM

Camden Central High School 3:10 PM

Break 3:25

Peabody High School Band of Gold 3:40 PM

Dyer County High School 3:55 PM

McNairy Central High School 4:10 PM

Muhlenberg County High School 4:25 PM

Smyrna High School Band 4:40 PM

Henry County High School 4:55 PM

Chester County High School 5:10 PM

Houston High School 5:25 PM

Union City High School 5:40 PM

UTM Exhibition 5:55 PM

Awards Ceremony 6:10 PM

Finals Schedule*

National Anthem 8:15 PM

Draw 1 8:25 PM

Draw 2 8:40 PM

Draw 3 8:55 PM

Draw 4 9:10 PM

Draw 5 9:25 PM

Draw 6 9:40 PM

Draw 7 9:55 PM

Draw 8 10:10 PM

Retreat 10:25 PM

Awards Ceremony 10:40 PM

 

*Each Class Champion will automatically qualify for Finals Competition

*The next top four total scores regardless of class will fill the remaining four spots

 

Adjudication Panel Biographies

Information coming soon!

Awards

Information coming soon!

 

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
  • La Canasta
  • Tuscano (Italian Cuisine)
  • Veranda (Italian Cuisine)
  • Wendy's

 

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

  • Brandy's (fine dining)
  • Cowboy Cafe
  • Dairy Queen
  • K-N
  • La Cabana
  • Long John Silver's
  • Los Portales
  • McDonald's
  • Opera House (fine dining)
  • Pizza Hut
  • Sonic
  • Subway
  • Taco Bell

 

Lodging

The primary hotel/motel establishments in Martin include:

  • Hampton Inn
  • Days Inn
  • Econolodge

 

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