USSBA July wrap up sees growth in all events!

Team preparation continues for YOUssba 2010

More than 100 bands have already registered for the 4th Annual USSBA National Championship in Annapolis, Md.

After a successful trip to Texas Bandmasters Association in San Antonio and countless numbers of meetings, phone calls and e-mails, the US Scholastic Band Association is putting the cap on a great month of July. 

Band camps are about to begin, with many hours of sectionals and leadership training already completed.  The summer was a brief one for all of our band director friends – and we want you to know we have been planning and preparing for the YOUssba 2010 season. 

Registrations for shows have been progressing extremely well, with several local shows already at capacity and many others very close, according to Sean King, Director of the USSBA. 

“Nearly 100 new programs are participating in the USSBA this fall for the first time!  We welcome them to enjoy the experience as our events are more than just a band show, and from the time they walk through the gate to the time they leave we want to provide an excellent experience and have they come back for more,” said King. 

Particularly exciting is the status of the USSBA State Championships. As of the end of July, every event is subscribed with a higher number of bands than participated in 2009, with nearly two and a half months left to go before the first event. 

From New England to Virginia, and Maryland to Texas, each of these events has taken a huge step forward and we are excited to add even more bands to the events in the coming weeks.  A few events are getting close to maximum enrollment, so if your band is entertaining competing for the USSBA Championship crown in your state, we encourage you to enroll soon. 

Watch for details regarding the exciting Yamaha Cup experience to be announced in the next few days, while events such as DeMoulin Challenge at Rutgers University and the Marine Corps Invitational in Annapolis are near full capacity to showcase great bands from all across the Mid-Atlantic Region. 

We’re also working hard to bring new events to Tennessee, Florida and now California to life.  For more information on all of these events, please visit usbands.org frequently to get the most up-to-date information possible. 

For our season-ending spectacular events, the Northern States Championships in Allentown has two days already at maximum enrollment, but a few more performance opportunities are still available on Oct. 31 for Open Class and A Class Bands.  

The 2010 National Championships at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis are at 100 competing units and is certain to be an outstanding conclusion to the 2010 Fall Marching Band Season. 

We’re working hard to prepare for the best season to date for the band directors, students, staff and parents – and to make the USSBA all about YOU!

Questions about upcoming USSBA events should be directed to Courtney Beard at Courtney@yea.org, or by telephone at (610) 821-0345, Ext. 122. 

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