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The Pilot Point Drumline Invitational
Welcome to the 2023
Pilot Point Drumline Invitational!
The Pilot Point Drumline Invitational was designed to showcase the talents of small school percussion programs throughout the North Texas region through standstill drumline performances. This contest will be the first percussion contest in the area exclusive to schools 4A and under, giving smaller programs a competitive environment.
The PPDI will take place at Pilot Point ISD's Massey Stadium on Saturday September 23rd. Following all performances, there will be an exhibition performance by the Pilot Point High School Drumline and an awards ceremony.
Three judges will represent the final scores of the contest. Awards will be given to best in class, best section captions, and best overall.
3rd Judge TBA
Each performing drumline will cost $200 to participate. This will include a one hour warmup block, performance, as well as written and audio feedback from our judges.
Registration is available via online. All entries must be received by Saturday, September 4th at 5PM.
Please make all checks payable to Pilot Point Band Boosters and mailed to:
Pilot Point High School
Attn: Mr. Dan Balkema
1300 N. Washington St.
Pilot Point, TX 76258
Venue Map: coming soon!
This is my school's first time to compete at a drumline competition. What are we expected to perform?
Standstill drumline contests consists of the drumline and front ensemble performing their marching show on field(with drum stands or harnesses), but standing in a drumline arch or line on the 50 yard line. They will receive feedback from judges on solely on percussion technique and performance. If the show requires soloists from the wind sections, they are welcome to be a part of the performance. If your marching show has a movement that doesn't feature your percussion section(mallet nor battery), you are welcome to cut it from your performance.
Are all participants required to wear marching band uniforms?
We understand the weather during this time of year, so therefore participants are not required to wear marching uniforms. However, school shirts with khaki shorts are also a professional backup uniform. Regardless, please have your performers all wear appropriate uniforms that would be approved by your school's dress code if they are not in marching uniform.
How will performance times be selected?
Each UIL Division classification will perform together until completed, starting with 1A and finishing with 4A. Each school will be selected from a random number generator in order to provide a fair schedule. If your school has any time conflicts, please contact Joseph Cohn.
What does each band need to do for the Awards Ceremony?
Each performing group will need to select one drumline member to represent their program at the awards ceremony. They will be responsible for receiving awards for their classification and caption awards.
Will there be concessions or vendors?
Concession stands will be available for everyone attending the PPDI, benefiting the Pilot Point Band Boosters. We will also be providing Meal Packs for any program that would like to pre-order boxed meals prior to the event. T-shirts will also be sold for this year's Invitational. Additional Vendors are TBD.
If you have any additional questions, please contact Dan Balkema at firstname.lastname@example.org
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