USBands 2013 Premier Registration Underway

National Championship Group Locations Announced

As the planning process continues for USBands 25th Anniversary season, registration for some of the organization’s biggest and most popular events is now available for bands planning to participate in this historic year!

Kicking off the premier events this year on Saturday, Sept. 28 is the Marine Corps Invitational at Navy & Marine Corps Stadium on the campus of the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. This early season contest is just what the bands in the Mid-Atlantic have come to expect from USBands, a great judging panel in a fantastic stadium, giving them a great start to the season.

2013 USBands Premier Events

Sat. 9/28 Marine Corps Invitational
Annapolis, Md.

Sat. 10/5 Yamaha Cup
MetLife Stadium

Sat. 10/12 Philadelphia Freedom Classic
Philadelphia, Pa.

The wildly popular Yamaha Cup returns to MetLife Stadium in E. Rutherford, NJ on Saturday, Oct. 5 with 55 performance times for bands who want to play under the bright lights at the site of the next Super Bowl in the shadow of New York City. USBands will be maing this competition extra special in 2013 with the addition of personalized critiques for each band brought to you in part by Yamaha. Watch for additional special features to be added to this show during the lead up to this fantastic event. Register your band today for a premier marching band experience in this spectacular setting.

New to the schedule in 2013 is a return to the University of Pennsylvania’s Franklin Field in downtown Philadelphia on Saturday, Oct. 12. This historical site is a great turf venue to see how your band stacks up at the midway point of the season. USBands will be pulling out all of the stops as they return to this Championship-quality setting. Register your band today as marching music returns to Downtown Philadelphia and Penn’s Ivy League campus.

The State Championships are scheduled to be held over the weekends of October 19 and 26 and will be announced over the coming weeks, as USBands finalize arrangements with the high school and university campuses throughout the regions.

Immediately following the State Championships will be the 2013 USBands National Championships over the weekends of Nov. 2 and Nov. 9. As previously announced, the Open Class Championships will be held at MetLife Stadium in E. Rutherford, NJ on Nov. 2 and 9. The Class A Championships will be held Nov. 2 in Annapolis, Md. and Nov. 9 at J. Birney Crum Stadium in Allentown, Pa.

The 2013 USBands National Championship group breakdown by group is as follows:

Saturday, November 2
MetLife Stadium – E. Rutherford, NJ
Groups I Open, II Open, V Open and VI Open

Saturday, November  9
MetLife Stadium – E. Rutherford, NJ
Groups III Open, IV Open and VI A

Saturday, November 2
U.S. Naval Academy – Annapolis Md.
Groups II A and IV A

Saturday, November 9
J. Birney Crum Stadium – Allentown, Pa.
Groups I A, III A, V A

Registration is available now for the 2013 USBands National Championship as well as these other premier events. Band directors: Registration for the Marine Corps Invitational, Yamaha Cup and Freedom Classic is available through your account in Band Data.

If you have any questions regarding participation in the 25th Anniversary USBands season, please contact Melissa Reese mreese@yea.org at 610.821.0345 ext 129 or Jon Swengler jonathan@yea.org at ext 113.

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