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Strong Start to Competitive Marching Season!

Strong Start to Competitive Marching Season!
Posted on 09/29/2020
Strong Start MB
Marching Band received the following awards this weekend:

Division 2 Marching Band Class: 1st place

Creative Class: 2nd place

MB Awards

MB Awards
Immaculata will be participating in Virtual USBands competitions this fall. Below are a few bullet points to help you understand how the season will work, how to watch our performances, and view the awards ceremony.

  • Each weekend we will video our performance and submit to V-USBands for adjudication.
  • During the following week, V-USBands judges with watch our show, provide feedback and score our performances.
  • V-USBands is partnering with FloMarching.Com to produce weekly award ceremonies and publish the shows for ALL participating bands. FloMarching.Com has a subscription price of $29.99/month if you want to watch ALL non-Immaculata shows. Our shows will be published on the band’s YouTube channel each weekend, so you DO NOT need a FloMarching subscription if you only want to see our show.
  • The weekly Awards Ceremony on FloMarching is free to the public and you DO NOT need a Flo subscription if you only want to watch Awards.
  • Early in the season, we will compete in the “Marching Band” and the “Creative Class” groups. Our Marching Band submission will be a single, high camera, unedited video. Creative Class will allow us to submit a multi-camera video, allowing us to high individual members and focusing on key moments of the show to help bring to life our 2020 production, We Go On.
  • To recreate the feeling of our pre-COVID competition days, we have something special planned for each week. After we record our performances each weekend, our Band Parents are planning our traditional Competition Dinners. After eating, we are hosting a “Watch Party” where our students can bond as a team and watch some of the many great bands that are participating in V-USBands this fall. This is a great team building and educational experience. We’re also hoping to watch the Awards Ceremony during our Watch Party, if timing allows.
  • Competition Dinners and Watch Parties will start the weekend of Sept 26. We will extend the end time of our weekend rehearsals going forward to make sure our students can enjoy the Dinners and Watch Parties as a team.

Please keep an eye on the weekend schedules as they have adjusted to different times on Saturdays and Sundays so we are able to support football and the use of the field at Immaculata.

USBands and FloMarching as still working out a few details. We’ll keep everyone updated as more information comes available. Please reach out if you have any questions.