Schedule and Venue Adjustments for 2013 National Championships

Important update on Nationals from Team USBands

McKean_KingGeorge_2013_salute_DM.jpgAs the marching band season kicked off this weekend with three great events in Maryland, New Jersey and Connecticut, Team USBands embarked on a phone campaign to inform band directors across several states of some new developments regarding the 2013 USBands A- and Open-Class National Championships during the weekends of November 2-3 and 9-10.

George Hopkins, CEO of Youth Education in the Arts and Justin Heimbecker, Director of USBands, recently recorded a video to personally explain the rationale and decision-making process behind these changes.

“In order to run an event at a premier stadium such as MetLife, you’ve got to fill the day with participating bands. With two days [Nov. 2 & 9] of a somewhat incomplete schedule at MetLife, we were forced to make some decisions now, to give our participating bands as much time as possible to make the necessary changes to their schedules,” Hopkins explained. View the video here.

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Groups affected by the change in the National Championships schedule:

Group 2A
Originally scheduled for: Sunday, November 10 at J. Birney Crum Stadium
Updated performance date: Saturday, November 9 at J. Birney Crum Stadium

Group 3A
Originally scheduled for: Saturday, November 9 at J. Birney Crum Stadium
Updated performance venue: Saturday, November 9 at MetLife Stadium

Group 4A
Originally scheduled for: Sunday, November 10 at J. Birney Crum Stadium
Updated performance date & venue: Saturday, November 2 at MetLife Stadium

Group 5A
Originally scheduled for: Saturday, November 9 at J. Birney Crum Stadium
Updated performance date & venue: Saturday, November 2 at MetLife Stadium


Band directors with questions or concerns may contact a member of Team USBands at 610-821-0345 (extensions 129 or 113) or by e-mail at mreese@yea.org or jonathan@yea.org. We thank you for your understanding and look forward to seeing you at the 25th Anniversary National Championships!

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