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Thank you for your interest in the Honda of Fishers – Fishers Invitational, to be held at Fishers High School Reynolds Stadium on Saturday, September 10, 2016!
This unique early season event has received excellent reviews from the participants and fans. It is also 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. The contest features a world class judging panel that uses the Bands of America adjudication system.This is a perfect opportunity to get an early season read from an experienced panel. Additionally, each band participating can receive immediate feedback from an evaluator in a mini-clinic immediately after your performance.
Registration for the 2016 Fishers Invitational is now closed. If you’re interested in performing at the 2017 event, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to be notified when registration is available.
Bands are classified by school enrollment, grades 9-12 only. The Fishers Invitational will utilize the ISSMA classification system for enrollment.
- Class D is up to 569 students
- Class C is 570-999
- Class B is 1,000-1,699
- Class A is 1,700 and above
Any Scholastic Class bands are welcome and invited to participate in competition or in a judged evaluation only.
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)
Mr. Saucedo was named Director of Bands Emeritus after retiring from Carmel High School. During his 31 year tenure Carmel bands received numerous state and national honors. Mr. Saucedo is the music coordinator for the Blue Stars Drum & Bugle Corps, serves as the assistant chief judge for Bands of America, is an educational consultant to the Conn-Selmer Division of Education and is a world renowned composer, arranger, conductor and clinician.
Levi Chavis (Music)
Levi Chavis is currently the Director of Bands at Rick Reedy High School in Frisco, TX, where the Reedy Wind Ensemble recently placed 6th in the TMEA 4A State Honor Band Contest in their inaugural year. He was most recently the Director of Bands at Ronald Reagan High School in San Antonio from 2009 to 2015 where he oversaw the Marching Band, Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band. The Ronald Reagan High School Marching Band was a UIL State Marching Band Contest Finalist, a Bands of America Regional and Super Regional Finalist every year, a BOA Regional Class Champion in 2010 and a Grand National Championship Finalist in 2012. Mr. Chavis has served on the instructional staffs of The Cavaliers and Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps. He is an active adjudicator nationally for Bands of America and locally in Texas and for IPA (Indiana Percussion Association) and NTCA (North Texas Color guard Association).
Daniel Galloway (Music)
This is Daniel’s 15th year at Clements High School in Sugarland, TX and his 11th year as Director of Bands. Daniel instructed the 2010/2011 Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps as a brass instructor for the mellophone section and high brass and recently instructed the 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016 Santa Clara Vanguard Brass. He currently is a member of the Texas Music Adjudicators Association and the Texas Color Guard and Percussion Association where he judges Ensemble and Visual. Daniel also holds the position of Vice President of Marching Band Judge Education for the Texas Music Adjudicators Association.
Jarrett Lipman (Music)
Instrumental Music Coordinator North East Independent School District and Director of Band at Claudia Taylor Johnson High School In San Antonio, Brass staff member with the Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps and a judge for Bands of America
Paul McGarr (Music)
An educator, adjudicator, clinician and composer/arranger Paul is currently working as the Director of Bands at the prestigious Upper Canada College private school in Toronto, Ontario, Canada where he has been since 2007. As a composer/arranger Paul studied at both Mohawk College and the University of Toronto and has written many selections for Jazz Bands and Drum Corps in Ontario and Quebec. As a clinician and adjudicator he is currently working for many different associations such as Drum Corps International, Bands of America, and Heritage Festivals to name a few, and has had the honour of participating in many State Finals, as well as championship weeks of both BOA and DCI 21 times over the past 17 years. Over the past 25 years Paul has directed and written for many award winning Wind Ensembles, Jazz Bands and Drum Corps at the Provincial, National and World Class levels.
Tim Ochran (Visual)
A Research Radiation Oncologist and former visual caption head for the Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps. He is a judge for Drum Corp International and Bands of America national and regional events.
Adam Sage (Visual)
Adam Sage is an active choreographer, designer, and adjudicator in the pageantry arts and has worked with numerous programs in the southeast. He was the director and designer for the Kennesaw Mountain High School Color Guard in Kennesaw, Georgia 2003-present (2004 Winter Guard International Scholastic A World Champions, 2005 Winter Guard International Scholastic Open World Champions, 2006 Winter Guard International Scholastic World Class finalists, and the 2013 Winter Guard International Scholastic Open Bronze Medalists); and designer for the 2015 Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps. Adam is also a designer and choreographer for The Pride of the Netherlands Winter Guard in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and the Yokohama Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps in Yokohama, Japan.
John Turner (Visual)
Active in the Pageantry Arts since 1981 as a technician, caption head and visual designer, John has also served as a clinician, consultant and judge for Marching Bands, Winter Guards and Drum Corps during that span of time. His instructional experience includes Marching Bands and Winter Guards from Northern Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana. He presently serves on the visual staffs of the Homestead HS Spartan Alliance Marching Band from Fort Wayne, IN (since 1994), and the Milford HS Eagle Marching Band from Milford, OH (since 2010).
His Judging experience began in 1984 and includes Visual adjudication panels for local Marching Band and Winter Color Guard competitions throughout Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and Michigan. He has served on Championships panels across the country including California, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio, South Carolina, and Oklahoma. John was the Secretary/Treasurer for the Ohio Judges Association during the late 1980s and early 1990s. He was Drum Corp International’s National Judge Administrator from 1997 thru 1999, he is the DCI Open Class Judge Administrator (since 2003), and is a member of the DCI Rules and Systems Task Force.
Jeremy Spicer (Clinician)
Jeremy Spicer, a Magna cum Laude graduate from Texas State University is Director of Bands at Vandegrift High School. Since Vandegrift opened in 2009 it has experienced phenomenal growth and success. The program has grown from less than 50 to nearly 225 in less than five years and has been extremely successful in both the marching and concert arenas. The marching band was recently named the 2013 University Interscholastic League (UIL) 4A State Marching Band Champion. Additionally, the marching band is a consistent Class Champion (Class A, AA, and AAA) and Finalist in Bands of America (BOA) Regional Competitions. This fall 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 Cation in Finals. The Concert Band program is the foundation and backbone of the music education program at Vandegrift. The Wind Ensemble placed third in the state at the 2013 Texas Music Educator’s Association (TMEA) Honor Band Competition and was named a National Winner in the 2012 Mark of Excellence National Wind Band Honors Competition.
Dean Westman (Clinician)
Dean Westman is the Performing Arts Department Chair and Orchestra Director at Avon High School in Avon, Indiana. Dean founded the Avon Orchestra program in the fall of 2007 with 40 6th grade beginners. Over the past 7 years, the Avon Orchestra has grown to over 700 students grades 6 through 12. The Avon High School Symphony Orchestra placed 3rd at the 2014 Indiana State School Music Association State Orchestra Finals. Mr. Westman also serves as a Program Coordinator for the 3-time Bands of America Grand National Champion and 10 Time Indiana State Champion Avon High School Marching Black and Gold. Prior to coming to Avon, Dean worked as the Educational Director for Music for All. Dean also currently serves as a member of the Music for All Educational Steering Committee and a Board Member for the Avon Education Foundation. Dean has been an active instructor and arranger in the drum corps activity for over 20 years. Westman served as Brass Caption Head for the ten-time Drum Corps International World Champion Cadets.
Our adjudicators use the Bands of America scoring system.
|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|
Be a Sponsor of the 2016 Fishers Invitational! Invitational sponsorship 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. The sizes and prices are listed below. For more information about becoming a 2016 sponsor, please contact email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
For the first time, we are offering the opportunity to purchase a parent ad in the program for the Honda of Fishers – Fishers Invitational. Share your support and photo of your marcher for all attendees to see. Ad Sizes
- 1/12 page ($30) – one headshot and 20 words or less
- 1/6 page ($50) – one photo and 40 words or less
- 1/4 page ($75) – up to two photos and 50 words or less
- 1/2 page ($145) – up to two photos and 50 words or less
- Full page ($250) – up to four photos and 100 words or less
- You can e-mail the information to email@example.com.
- Photos must be 200 ppi or greater resolution to reproduce correctly. This means that Facebook or Instagram images do not work. You need the original photo.
- You must have permission to publish any pictures you include with your advertisement. If you did not personally take the photo, then you have written permission from the photographer to publish the image provided to the FHS Marching Band.
Payment If you want to pay by check, the check can be dropped off at school for the amount listed above. The faster way to pay is via PayPal using the form below.
Fishers H.S. Band Boosters P.O. Box 188, Fishers, IN 46038 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fishers High School Reynolds Tiger Stadium
13000 Promise Road
Fishers, Indiana 46038
Fishers High School Map
Volunteer sign up is open in Charms. We need 300+ volunteer spots filled for the Invitational.