Maryland/Delaware Championships to be held at Towson University

Registration for Oct. 16th state title event to begin on March 1

High school bands from across the states of Maryland and Delaware are invited to participate in the US Scholastic Band Association 2010 Maryland & Delaware State Championships to be held at Towson University in Towson, Md., on Saturday, Oct. 16th as schools from the shores of the east to the mountains of the west, and all points in between, come together for a once-a-season showcase. Towson 2009

“After the 2009 USSBA event at Towson, it became apparent that Towson University is a perfect setting for the Maryland and Delaware State Championships,” said Tim Gallagher, Event Manager for the USSBA.  “The location is geographically perfect for bands. From Annapolis to Cumberland, Mount Pleasant to Seaford, almost all hometowns are within a few hours of the outstanding facilities at Johnny Unitas Stadium.” 

“John Milauskas and the entire team at Towson, including the band and facilities staff, could not have been more supportive of our event last year. We are encouraged at the thought of building a new tradition at Towson where the bands of Maryland and Delaware can come together for a true Championship event, regardless of any regular season affiliations,” said Sean King, Director of the USSBA.  “We are working very hard to create an event that features bands from both states which normally do not see one another to crown de facto State Champions in a venue that presents bands in their very best light.” 

The USSBA State Championship series features competition in 12 classes from Groups I through VI based on total membership.  Open and A Classes in each of the six size groups allows bands of similar achievement and background to compete against one another and allowing for the most fair and positive experience for each of the bands. 

Registration for the 2010 USSBA Maryland & Delaware State Championships at Towson University will begin for member bands on March 1, with open registration for all bands beginning on March 15. 

For more information on the 2010 USSBA Maryland & Delaware State Championships, contact Gallagher at tim@yea.org or at (610) 821-0345, Ext. 113.

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