Universal Music Day [October 14, 2017]

Each week, I like to try to find something about the week to give a unique post title… and I must admit I’ve been slacking for the past few posts. In searching for interesting tidbits about October 14, I’ve learned that it is Universal Music Day, and doesn’t that just seem all-too-fitting?

Universal Music Day is about empowering ourselves and building community through the arts, and encouraging everybody to enjoy and appreciate music. So, this Saturday, let’s get out to these stadiums and support every musician.


Allendale

Update [10/13/17 9:50PM] We have received an Allendale schedule! This competition begins at 10:30AM; eight bands are attending in competition. Allendale will perform in exhibition at 12:45PM. The Grand Valley State University Laker Marching Band will perform in exhibition at 1:00PM. Awards for all Classes will be at 1:15PM.

Admission is $5; Children 5 and under Free. Family Tickets are available for $20. Find Allendale at 10760 68th Ave, Allendale, MI 49401. See the schedule here.


DeWitt

DeWitt starts at 2:25PM this Saturday. Fourteen bands will be attending in competition, representing all classes. DeWitt performs in exhibition at 6:45PM. Awards follow for all Classes at 7:00.

Admission is $7 for Adults; $5 for Students, Seniors, and Children.

DeWitt High School is located at 13601 Panther Dr., DeWitt, MI 48820. See the full schedule here.


Grandville

Competition beings in Grandville at 3:30PM. Fifteen bands will be attending in competition, representing all classes. Awards for Classes C and D will be at 5:45PM. Awards for B, A, and AA will be at 9:15PM. Grandville performs in exhibition at 9:00PM.

This year, spectators are encouraged to use the Canal Avenue entrance. Grandville’s High School is located at 4700 Canal Avenue SW, Grandville, MI 49418.

In the need of overflow parking, please utilize the High School’s Wilson Avenue entrance, located next to Costco. This entrance does not technically have an address, but Costco is located at: 4901 Wilson Ave SW, Wyoming, MI 49418.

Admission is $8 for Adults, $6 for Students and Seniors. $24 Family tickets are available. See the full schedule here.


Lakeshore

The annual Lakeshore Marching Invitational begins this Saturday at 3:00PM. Nineteen bands will be attending in competition, including return visitor LaVille (Lakeville, IN). Awards for Class D and B will be 5:30PM. Awards for Class C and A is scheduled for 9:15PM, following Lakeshore’s exhibition performance at 9:00.

Admission is $7 for Adults, $5 for Students and Seniors. Find Lakeshore at 5771 Cleveland Avenue, Stevensville, MI 49127. See the full schedule here.

We will be [email protected] this Saturday! Join us during (and after) the event for live blog coverage – we’ll be posting updates, thoughts, and Press Box-level photos.


Port Huron Northern

Port Huron Northern High School is hosting their Blue Water Invitational (BWI) this Saturday. BWI begins at 1:00PM. Eleven bands will be attending in competition. Event host, Port Huron Northern, performs in exhibition with their class (3:15PM). Class AA competes after, with awards for all attending classes at 4:15PM.

Admission is $5 for Adults; $4 for Students and Seniors. Children 5 and under are free.

Find Northern High School at 1799 Krafft Road, Port Huron, MI 48060. See the full schedule here.


Belding

This Saturday, Belding hosts their annual competition. This year, Belding opens at 3:45PM, with competition beginning at 4:00. Thirteen bands will be attending in competition, representing Flights II, III, and IV. Belding performs at 7:30PM, and awards for all Flights will be at 8:00.

Admission is MCBA standard: $8 for adults, $6 for students and seniors.

Be advised that most of the parking for Belding’s competition is located on neighborhood streets; we advise arriving early to ensure you find parking and can transit to the stadium should there be a walk.

Belding is located at 850 Hall St, Belding, MI 48809. See the schedule here.


Livonia Franklin

Livonia Franklin’s Americana is this Saturday in Livonia. The Emerson Middle School band will open the competition by performing the National Anthem at 5:00PM. Competition begins at 5:15. Six bands will be in competition, representing Flights III, I, and II. Livonia Franklin performs in exhibition at 7:00. Awards for All bands will be at 7:30PM.

Expect admission costs to be $8 for adults, $6 for students and seniors.

Franklin High School is located at 31000 Joy Road, Livonia, MI 48150. See the full schedule here.


Bands Across the Valley

Bands Across the Valley (BAV) takes place this Saturday at Lakeland High School in White Lake, hosted by Milford. Six bands will be attending in competition. BAV opens at 6:00PM; competition begins fifteen minutes later. Milford performs in exhibition at 7:00, and Lakeland follows in exhibition at 7:15. Awards for all bands will be at at 8:45PM.

Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for students and seniors. Lakeland High School is located at 1630 Bogie Lake Rd, White Lake, MI 48383. See the full schedule here.


We wish all bands the best of luck this weekend. As always, we cannot be at every competition – please help us out by submitting scores and shows!

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