Farmington Marching Invitational
Date of Event: Saturday, September 21st, 2019
Online entry window: May 1 through August 31
Non-refundable entry fee: $225 made payable to "Farmington Band Boosters"
2019 Judging Panel
Music GE - Kurt Bauche
Music Ens - Dr. Corey Francis
Visual GE - Dennis Kerr
Visual Ens - Dave Knowlton
Perc - Patrick McCarty
Guard - Linda Huck
Field competition will be structured according to the number of schools entered and MSHSAA classification in football (Class 1-6). The competition will NOT be a "prelims/finals" format. Should any class be too small to "stand alone," two or more classes may be combined. Place awards will be presented to ALL participating bands. Caption awards (music, visual, percussion, & auxiliary) will also be presented for each class. Entries will be accepted between May 1 and August 31. Order of performances will be determined by timestamp of online entry. Check back often for updates, schedules, maps, etc. The final mailing containing the schedule and other pertinent information will be sent out electronically on September 1 to the email address given on the entry form. If you have any questions, you may contact me by telephone or email at 573-701-1300 x2220 or <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
In September 1998, the first annual Farmington Marching Invitational was held in memory of Mr. John Biri. John was president of the Farmington Band Boosters the preceding year. It was his dream to someday host a competitive marching festival for high school bands. Since that time, the Farmington Band Boosters have hosted this event on the third Saturday in September. Field performances are held on Jack Richardson Field in Haile Memorial Stadium. Over the years, the contest has hosted as many as 32 bands. Proceeds benefit the Farmington Band Boosters.