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Purchase tickets in advance to the Fishers High School Marching Band Invitational and avoid the lines.

Online ticket sales will be available until Saturday, September 10, at 9:00 am. After that, please bring cash and purchase tickets at the event.

If you purchase tickets here, please bring identification of the person who purchased the tickets and present it at the Will Call table near the North Ticket Booth.


ABOUT THE FISHERS INVITATIONAL

The 5th Annual Fishers Invitational – September 10, 2016

All documents related to the 2016 Fishers Invitational are available for download below. If there is something missing or you require clarification on any information, please email us at invitational@fishersband.org.

Registration Application (2016)

The following forms are the 2015 version. They will be updated for 2016.
Procedures and Flow
Flow Map
Meal Order Form

We are pleased to announce our date for the 5th Annual Fishers Marching Band Invitational (FMBI), September 10, 2016! This unique early season event has received excellent reviews from the participants and fans and is being recognized for being a bit different from other early season invitationals.

Fishers High School Reynolds Stadium is one of the newest high school stadiums in the state with over 3600 seats.  Our synthetic Field Turf surface is in great shape and our press box has an excellent vantage point for our adjudicators.

After four very successful events in previous years and having SOLD OUT our 2015 event performance slots, we are anticipating another full show in 2016. We would love to host your program at Fishers High School and request you respond early with your registration.  In order to accommodate the growing interest, The 2016 Fishers Invitational will be held broken into two chunks, Class D & C followed by an awards ceremony and then Class B & A. The contest will feature a world class judging panel which will utilize the BOA Judging system. This is a perfect opportunity to get an early season read from an experienced BOA panel. Additionally, each band participating will receive immediate feedback from an 8th evaluator whose only job is to provide your program with this “mini clinic” for your band.

 

Our “National Caliber” Adjudication Panel:
Music Visual
Jarrett Lipman, TX
Levi Chavez, TX
Paul McGarr, Toronto, CA
Final Music Judge TBA
Tom Ochran, TX
Adam Sage, GA
John Turner, OH
Clinicians
Richard Saucedo, IN
Jeremy Spicer, TX
One additional TBA

 

Please note that performance times will be assigned based on receipt of completed entry forms, so take this opportunity to beat the rush!

Please note that performance times will be assigned based on receipt of completed entry forms, so take this opportunity to beat the rush!

Registration for the 2016 Fishers Invitational is open. Bands interested in performing should email the following application to us at invitational@fishersband.org.

Download the application here.

5th Annual Fishers Invitational
Saturday, September 10, 2016

How are the bands “classified?”

Bands are classified by school enrollment, grades 9-12 only. The Fishers Invitational will utilize the ISSMA classification system for enrollment. Under the ISSMA four-class system:

UPDATED to reflect 2014-15 ISSMA Class numbers 

  • Class D is up to 511 students
  • Class C is 512-890
  • Class B is 891-1740
  • Class A is 1741 and above
  • Any Scholastic Class bands are welcome and invited to participate as well. If those bands wish, they can participate in competition or in a judged evaluation only.

Evaluation will be received from a seven-person professional judging panel with recorded and written commentary on your performance. The emphasis is on the input the judge offers into the band’s program via the recorded evaluation. An 8th evaluator will provide immediate input to bands following their performance in a clinic environment.

DVDs

We are also pleased to let you know that we have contracted with IndianaMarching to once again provide each participant with an instant DVD of your performance and digital recordings from the judges the night of the event.

Afternoon Leadership session:

Jeremy Spicer, SASi Leadership, TX
Another unique aspect of this event is the 75-minute early afternoon leadership & motivational session for ALL students to hear a presentation.  There is NO additional charge for this session and is included in the price of registration for the event.

Optional Directors/Staff Clinics

A unique additional educational opportunity exists for the directors and staffs of the bands who participate.  You can schedule a one-hour clinic session to meet with four members of the adjudication panel who will provide clinics on Saturday evening following the contest and continuing on Sunday morning if necessary.  You will receive 30 minutes with two visual judges and 30 minutes with two music judges who will sit with you and your video recording of your show and on a large screen provide ideas, suggestions and input you can incorporate for the remainder of your season. This is not a critique but rather an opportunity for dialogue in a positive setting for continued growth and improvement.  These clinics are offered on a first-come-first-served basis and are limited to 8 bands.  The additional cost for this clinic session has been reduced to $150.

Richard Saucedo (Chief Judge / Clinician)

Richard L. Saucedo is currently Director of Bands, Emeritus after retiring from the William H. Duke Center for the Performing Arts at Carmel High School in Carmel, Indiana. During his 31-year tenure, Carmel bands received numerous state and national honors in the areas of concert band, jazz band and marching band.

The CHS Wind Symphony performed at the Bands of America National Concert Band Festival three times (1992, 1999, and 2004) and was named the Indiana State Champion Concert Band in 1999 and most recently in 2013. The group also performed at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago during December of 2005. The Carmel Jazz Ensembles have won numerous awards at jazz festivals in Indiana and throughout the Midwest.

The Carmel Marching Greyhounds have finished in the top ten at the Bands of America Grand National Championship for the past 15 years and were named BOA National Champions in the fall of 2005 and again in 2012. The Marching Band has been an Indiana Class A State Champion four times in recent history. The Indiana Bandmasters Association named Mr. Saucedo Indiana’s “Bandmaster of the Year” for 1998-99. Mr. Saucedo was recently named the “Outstanding Music Educator” in the state of Indiana for 2010 by the Indiana Music Educators Association.

Mr. Saucedo’s accomplishments have been highlighted in articles by HALFTIME and SCHOOL BAND AND
ORCHESTRA Magazines. Mr. Saucedo is a freelance arranger and composer, having released numerous marching band arrangements, concert band works and choral compositions. He is currently on the writing staff for the Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation. His concert band works have been performed all over the world by middle school and high school bands as well as by college and university groups.

Mr. Saucedo’s first orchestral piece, “Nocturne for Orchestra” was named most outstanding new original composition at the National Orchestra Cup Festival held at Lincoln Center in NY during April of 2009. His second orchestral work “Nibiru” was premiered in December of 2009 at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Convention. His most recent work for orchestra will be premiered at the Midwest Clinic in 2014.

Mr. Saucedo has received commissions from all parts of the United States and Japan and he will be releasing numerous works for university, high school middle school bands and orchestras in the near future. He is the author of two DVD’s on the subject of rehearsing the marching band wind section called “Dynamic Music”. He is also featured in two concert band rehearsal techniques DVD’s, now available from Dynamic Music/Marching.

Mr. Saucedo travels throughout the country as an adjudicator, clinician and guest conductor for concert band, jazz
band, marching band, and orchestra. He will be a guest conductor, clinician or commission composer in over 15
different states during the 2013-14 school year. He was an adjudicator/clinician for the Singapore International Band Festival in July of 2014. He has been a featured clinician for the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago, the Texas Music Educators Association, the Arkansas Bandmasters Association, the Colorado Music Educators Association, the California Music Educators Association, the North Dakota Music Educators Association, The Virginia Music Educators Association and the Indiana Music Educators Association.

He has served as MusicCaption Head for the Drum Corps Midwest Judges Guild and has served as a music judge for Drum Corps International for many years. Mr. Saucedo also served as the brass composer/arranger for the Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps in Rosemont, Illinois from 2000 through 2008. The Cavaliers won the DCI World Championship five times during Mr. Saucedo’s tenure. He is currently music coordinator as well as the brass composer/arranger for the Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Mr. Saucedo is also an Educational Consultant for “Music for All” and “Bands of America”. He is a member of the Conn-Selmer Division of Education and currently serves as assistant chief judge for Bands of America Marching Band Competitions.

Mr. Saucedo did his undergraduate work at Indiana University in Bloomington and finished his master’s degree at
Butler University in Indianapolis. He is also an aviation enthusiast and a certified private pilot. Mr. Saucedo is
married to his wife Sarah and is most proud of his daughter Carmen, who is about to begin her teaching career after
studying elementary education at Ball State University. His son, Ethan, is currently in 2nd grade and loves music and basketball.

Jarrett Lipman (Music)

Jarrett graduated Magna Cum Laude with dual degrees in Music Education and Euphonium Performance from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. While at Mason Gross, he studied euphonium in the studios of Professor Scott Mendoker and the late Professor William Kellerman. Throughout his undergraduate studies, Jarrett performed on euphonium and trombone with the Rutgers University Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band, and the Eastern Winds of Ewing, N.J. From 2008 to 2010, he performed as a euphonium player with the San Antonio Wind Symphony.

Jarret directs the Johnson High School marching band; co-conducts the wind ensemble; and assists with the symphony band, concert bands, and jazz ensembles. Recently, the Claudia Taylor Johnson High School Marching Band advanced to the 2010 and 2012 UIL State Marching Contest and was named a State finalist in 2012. Since 2010, the band has been a consistent Bands of America Regional and Super Regional Finalist and was named a Bands of America Grand Nationals Finalist in 2011, where the group placed eighth overall. The Johnson High School Wind Ensemble advanced to the TMEA State Honor Band Contest Finals in 2012, placing fifth. The Wind Ensemble and Symphony Bands have earned exclusively Sweepstakes ratings since the school opened in 2008. The Johnson Band has also been invited to serve as demonstration group and featured group for the Texas Bandmasters Association Convention (2010, 2014) and the New Jersey Music Educators Association conference (2013).

Levi Chavis (Music)

Levi Chavis is currently the Director of Bands at Ronald Reagan High School in San Antonio, TX where he oversees the Marching Band, Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band. Under his direction, the Ronald Reagan High School Wind Ensemble was named a state finalist in the 2010 TMEA 5A Honor Band competition, placing 6th overall and was also selected to perform at the 2011 Music for All National Concert Band Festival in Indianapolis, IN. The Ronald Reagan High School Marching Band is a consistent Bands of America Regional, Super Regional and Grand Nationals Finalist. In 2010, the marching band was recognized as the Class 4A Champion at the Bands of America Woodlands regional. The most recent achievements of the marching band include qualifying as a Finalist at both the UIL State Marching contest and the Bands of America Grand National Championships in 2012.

Originally from Spring, Texas, Levi attended Spring High School and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Houston. After marching with the Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps from 2002 to 2004 as a trumpet player, he was a member of the Brass Instructional Staff from 2006 to 2009.

Since 2010, Levi has served as the Assistant Visual Caption Manager of the Santa Clara Vanguard.

Paul McGarr (Music)

Mr. Paul McGarr has been the director of bands at Upper Canada College Preparatory School since 2007. He has over 20 years of teaching experience for various school boards and community organizations. Mr. McGarr previously taught at Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts – the Catholic Arts School and is currently active in the community as the Artistic Director of the Hamilton Junior Stars Jazz Band. Mr. McGarr spent 15 years as musical director, composer, arranger and consultant to many prominent Drum Corps throughout Ontario and is the former Judge Administrator for the Ontario Drum Corps Association.

Mr. McGarr is also in high demand as an adjudicator and clinician working all over North America for such sanctions as Drum Corps International, Bands of America, Fiestaval and Heritage Festivals having the pleasure of adjudicating the Drum Corps World Championships and the United States National Marching Band Championships 14 times in recent years.

Mr. McGarr received an Honours Degree from Mohawk College’s Jazz Studies program and majored in Jazz Performance studies (trumpet) with a minor in composition at the University of Toronto. Mr. McGarr is an active member of Ontario Music Educators Association and the Canadian Concert Band Association. Mr. McGarr resides in Brantford Ontario, Canada with his wife, Jackie, sons, Joshua, Mitchell and Andrew, and daughter, Jordyn.

Tim Ochran (Visual)

Mr. Tim Ochran has been active in the marching music activity as a performer, instructor, designer, clinician and judge for nearly 40 years. He has had the privilege to judge for Bands of America since 1985. Mr. Ochran served as the Visual Judge coordinator for Drum Corps International, and has been selected to be part of the DCI World Championship judging panel over 10 times. He was also selected to be on the finals judging panel over five times. Away from marching music, Mr. Ochran is a licensed and American Board of Radiology certified Medical Physicist

Adam Sage (Visual)

Adam Sage is an active choreographer, designer, adjudicator in the pageantry arts. Adam has worked with numerous programs in the southeast including Tarpon Springs High School, East Lake High School, Seminole High School (1993 WGI A class Bronze medalists), Clearwater High School, Kell High School and Pope High School in Marietta, Georgia. Pope High School was the 2000 WGI Open class Silver medalists and the 2002 WGI World class Bronze medalists. Kell High School was the 2005 WGI A class Silver medalist. In addition, Adam recently designed for Spanish River High School Winter Guard in Boca Raton, Florida (2009 Winter Guard International Scholastic A Silver medalists).

Adam’s drum corps experience includes being a member of the Suncoast Sound from 1988 to 1989, and The Cadets of Bergen County from 1990 to 1991. He was the caption head for the Magic of Orlando from 1992 to 1993; caption head for the Crossmen from 1994 to 1995. Adam then spent 1996 through 2002 working with the Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps. Sage was also the caption head and designer for the Santa Clara Vanguard in 2003 and 2004. 2005 through 2008, he spent with the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps as their caption head and designer. 2009-2011, he was the caption supervisor and designer with the Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps.

Adam is also actively involved with Winter Guard International (WGI). He was the director of The Company Colour Guard from 1995 to 1999. The Company was a two time WGI World Champion in the A (1995) class and Open (1996) class. He was also the director of the Phantom Regiment Winter Guard in 2007 and 2008 and CrownGUARD in 2009 and 2010. He was also a member of the Emerald Marquis from 1990 to 1991. Sage is the director and designer for the Kennesaw Mountain High School Color Guard in Kennesaw, Georgia (2004 Winter Guard International Scholastic A World Champions, 2005 Winter Guard International Scholastic Open World Champions, and 2006 Winter Guard International Scholastic World Class finalists, 2012 Winter Guard International Scholastic Open Class Bronze Medalists); and was the caption head and designer for the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps; as well as a designer for The Pride of the Netherlands Winter Guard in Amsterdam, and a consultant for the Brazilian Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps in Brazil. Currently Adam Sage is the visual coordinator and choreographer for the Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps.

Adam is also adjudicator for Bands Of America and Winter Guard International. When he is not teaching color guard, Adam is a third grade teacher in Kennesaw, Georgia where he resides.

John Turner (Visual)

Mr. John Turner has been active in the Pageantry Arts since 1981 as a technician, caption head and visual designer. He has also served as a clinician, consultant and judge for marching bands, winter guards and drum corps during that span of time. Mr. Turner has worked with the Pride of Cincinnati Winter Guard, Glassmen Drum and Bugle Corps, Homestead Spartan Alliance Marching Band, William Mason High School Marching Band and Milford High School Marching Band. Since 1984, Mr. Turner has served as a member of Visual adjudication panels for marching bands and winter color guards throughout Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana and has served on panels in various states across the country judging local and championship-level competitions during that time. Mr. Turner served as Drum Corp International’s National Judge Administrator from 1997-1999. He has served as the DCI Open Class Judge Administrator since 2003 and is a member of the DCI Rules and Systems Task Force. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from The University of Kentucky and is presently a Vice President and Senior Manager in Information Technology with Fifth Third Bankcorp, headquartered in Cincinnati, OH.

Jeremy Spicer (Clinician)

Mr. Jeremy Spicer is a graduate from Texas State University and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Instrumental Wind Conducting. He is the former Director of Bands at Vandegrift High School. Under Mr. Spicer’s direction, the marching band was named the 2013 University Interscholastic League (UIL) 4A State Marching Band Champion, Class Champion (Class A, AA, and AAA) and Finalist in Bands of America (BOA) Regional Competitions. The band was named AAA Class Champion placing 4th at the BOA Austin Regional and again AAA Class Champion placing 7th at the 2013 BOA San Antonio Super Regional where the band won the coveted Music Caption in finals.

Mr. Spicer has been very active in DCI, beginning his drum corps career playing mellophone in the Santa Clara Vanguard. After performing, Mr. Spicer has been on the brass staffs of the Carolina Crown, Southwind, Boston Crusaders, and Santa Clara Vanguard. Mr. Spicer has served in various capacities ranging from Brass Instructor to Assistant Brass Caption Head.

In addition to his music education experience, Mr. Spicer is the owner of a student leadership consulting firm focusing on in the empowerment of young leaders. Mr. Spicer is active in the United States as a clinician and adjudicator. His professional affiliations include Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. He lives in Cedar Park with his wife Elizabeth, their daughter, Coral Amber, and their son, Aiden Joseph.

Fishers Invitational adjudication system (based on Bands of America’s) Scoring Point Breakdown:

 

Music
Performance Individual
20 points (averaged) Music Performance Individual judge is located on the field.
Performance Ensemble Music Performance Ensemble judge is located at a vantage point from above. The two music performance judges scores are averaged
Visual
Performance Individual
20 points (averaged) Visual Performance Individual judge is located on the field.
Performance Ensemble Visual Performance Ensemble judge is located at a vantage point from above. The two visual performance judges scores are averaged.
Music
General Effect
40 points There are two Music General Effect judges, located above, each with 20 possible points which are then added for a total of 40 possible General Effect Music points.
Visual
General Effect
20 points Visual General Effect judge is located at a vantage point from above

2016 Sponsorship Levels for the Band Program/Invitational

2016 Sponsorship Agreement Form

2016 Invitational Fact Sheet

What: Fishers Marching Band Invitational (FMBI) is a unique early season event modeled after the Bands of America regional. FMBI is a premier fundraising event of the Fishers High School Marching Band Boosters, a 501(c) 3 organization. FMBI invites high school marching bands from Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Illinois and other surrounding states.

When: Saturday, September 10, 2016

Where: Hamilton Southeastern School District, Hamilton County, Indiana

Fishers High School, Reynolds Tiger Stadium
13000 Promise Road
Fishers, Indiana 46038

Be a Sponsor of the 2016 Fishers Invitational!
Invitational sponsorships range from Title Sponsor of $5,000 to Bronze Sponsor of $250.

Advertising opportunities are also available by purchasing ads in the 2016 Fishers Invitational program. Ads range from a full page ad for $400 to a business card size ad for $100.

For more information about becoming a 2016 sponsor, please contact sponsors@fishersinvitational.org

PROGRAM ADVERTISEMENT

Full Page B&W Ad (8 x 10.5”) $400
Half Page (5 x 7”) $275
Quarter Page (3.5 x 4.5”) $175
Business Card (1/8 page 3.5 x 2”) $100

For more information about becoming a 2016 program advertiser, please contact sponsors@fishersinvitational.org

Volunteers, please go to VolunteerSpot to sign up. We need 300+ volunteer spots filled for the Invitational.

 

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Registration

Registration for the 2016 Fishers Invitational is open. Bands interested in performing should email the following application to us at invitational@fishersband.org.

Download the application here.

Sponsorship

2015 Invitational Fact Sheet

2015 Invitational PROGRAM ADVERTISER Agreement

2015 Fishers High School Band Program Sponsorship Agreement Form

2015 Fishers Band Program Invitational Sponsorship Levels

Mailing Address:

Fishers H.S. Band Boosters
P.O. Box 188,
Fishers, IN 46038

Email:    info@fishersinvitational.org

 

Invitational Co-Chairs:

Jay Gabbard
Jeff Ormerod

 

Invitational Address:

Fishers High School,
Reynolds Tiger Stadium
13000 Promise Road
Fishers, Indiana 46038

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