In conjunction with the Midwest Percussion Cooperative (MPC), the NCHS Bands and Band Boosters are excited to offer our 6th Annual MPC Percussion Standstill! Your 2017 MPC Percussion Standstill Adjudicator will be Mr. James Yakas.
In addition to your field performance at the 2017 NCHS Marching Classic, on September 23, 2017, we would like to offer your marching percussion unit (front ensembles included) a stand-still “drum-off”, of your field show repertoire, immediately following your band’s performance.
Your band will arrive for check-in, park, unload and proceed shortly to your designated warm up areas. You will then be guided to the field and will then perform your field show in front of a very eager and musically-intrigued audience. Immediately following your field performance, normally, the entire band would head to their busses and equipment trucks to “debrief,” discuss and load. However, this is where things would alter, slightly.
Your band would have the option to continue back to the buses while in the meantime, your marching percussionists and front ensemble members would then continue to move all of their equipment to a secondary-location in which they would have time for a short break, water would be provided, and then perform their same field show, standing still with percussion-only.
This performance would be adjudicated separately from your field show and the scores would NOT factor towards your overall field scores. In an effort to compare groups of similar ability levels, all groups will perform without any classification designation. At the end of day, all scores will be tallied and groups will be ranked in order by score. The MPC will designate an appropriate number of groups per classification according to their score. For example:
- Total number of groups = 12
- Identify 3 Classes: Open, Intermediate and Novice
- Based on scores ranked highest to lowest:
- Open Class: Groups 1 – 5 highest scores
- Intermediate Class: Groups 6 – 10 next highest scores
- Novice Class: Groups 11 – 15 remaining scores
- Each class would have its own 1st place winner
- Recaps would be available for remaining rankings
Drum majors are welcome to conduct for this performance. Spectators are encouraged to attend and cheer on their groups! Scheduling adjustments will be made to accommodate those bands performing towards the end of the field show competition.
You are more than welcome to invite your drum majors to conduct for this performance. Spectators are encouraged to attend and cheer on their groups! Scheduling adjustments will be made to accommodate those bands performing towards the end of the field show competition.
There is no-cost of admission for spectators; however, there is an additional cost of $40 for each performing unit in the Stand-still. Participation in the Marching Classic as a full band is highly encouraged but not required in order to participate in the standstill.
To register for the MPC Standstill, please email Brandon Estes (firstname.lastname@example.org) and an invoice will be drafted for registration purposes. Please remit payment in the amount of $40, checks payable to Midwest Percussion Cooperative. Registration payments can be sent directly to:
Naperville Central HS Bands
Attn: Brandon Estes
440 West Aurora Ave.
Naperville, IL 60540
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Thank you for your time and we hope to see you on Saturday September 23rd!
Midwest Percussion Cooperative Team
- 1st Place Open Class –
- 1st Place Intermediate Class –
- 1st Place Novice Class –
Final Rankings Table