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USBands Championships Update: Sept. 24 Deadline to Register

Final spots available for Nov. 10-11 at MetLife & Annapolis

When the 2012 NFL schedule was first announced, USBands had the unique opportunity to invite the Open Class bands to take part in the National Championships at MetLife Stadium, one of the finest facilities in the world. At the same time, the Class A bands would also be able to see new sites, as their National Championships moved to Annapolis, Md.

Since then, nearly 150 bands have already registered for these events; however, the final few performance slots remain available at both sites, and bands are encouraged to register for their respective championship in either MetLife Stadium (Open) or Annapolis, Md. (Class A) by September 24 to lock in to the date and site for their group and class.

Acting USBands Director Rich Hammond said, “Last year we saw nearly 20% of the bands register for the championships in September and October. With such large venues, we are asking for the commitment from bands a little earlier than past years in order for all of the logistics to be put in place to make for a remarkable experience for all.”

To view a short video from USBands founder George Hopkins, click here for details on the status of the 2012 National Championships.

One slight change to the championship line-ups is the movement of the Group 6A bands to MetLife Stadium on Sunday, November 11. If you are a Group 6A band and would like to participate in the championships at MetLife, please click here.

In addition, the National Marching Band Festival event scheduled for Saturday, November 10 at J. Birney Crum Stadium in Allentown, Pa. has been cancelled. All non-competitive bands are invited to participate at either MetLife Stadium or in Annapolis, Md. on Sunday, November 11 at 3:00 p.m. Click here to register to participate in the non-competition festival events at MetLife Stadium or in Annapolis, Md.

Ø  Open Class – Saturday, Nov. 10 – MetLife Stadium - Groups 3, 5, 6

Ø  Open Class – Sunday, Nov. 11 – MetLife Stadium - Groups 1, 2, 4 & 6A. Plus Festival Class event at 3:00 p.m.

Ø  Class A – Saturday, Nov. 10 – Annapolis, Md. – Groups 2, 4, 5

Ø  Class A – Sunday, Nov. 11 – Annapolis, Md. – Groups 1, 3. Plus Festival Class event at 3:00 p.m.

Register HERE for your championship event.

The 2012 USBands National Championships are going to be a once in a lifetime experience for many of these bands due to the band-friendly scheduling on the behalf of both the NFL and Navy football. This may be one of the only times you’ll get to showcase your band at such prestigious venues in pursuit of a National Championship title. Make sure you don’t miss the opportunity!

 

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