Awards Details

2017 AWARDS INFORMATION

PRELIMINARY AWARDS

Outstanding MNPS Band

Trophies will be awarded to the highest scoring Metro Nashville Band in both Small and Large Divisions during Preliminary Competition.

Color Guard

First Place Trophies will be awarded in each Class to the Guards reflecting the highest scores in Preliminary Competition.

Percussion

First Place Trophies will be awarded in each Class to the Percussion Lines reflecting the highest score in Preliminary Competition.

Outstanding Music Performance

First Place Trophies will be awarded in each Class to the bands reflecting the highest music performance score in Preliminary Competition.

Outstanding Visual Performance

First Place Trophies will be awarded in each Class to the bands reflecting the highest visual performance score in Preliminary Competition.

Outstanding General Effect Performance

First Place Trophies will be awarded in each Class to the bands reflecting the highest general effect score in Preliminary Competition.

Class Placement Awards

First and second place trophies will be given to the two highest overall scores in each Class in Preliminary Competition

FINALS AWARDS

Morgan-Goodwin Memorial Color Guard Challenge Cup

A Challenge Cup will be awarded to the highest scoring guard, regardless of class.  The Challenge Cup will be returned each year.

  1. Jeff Beckman Outstanding Overall Percussion Trophy sponsored by Row-Loff Percussion

A Challenge Cup will be awarded to the highest scoring percussion, regardless of class in Finals. This award will be returned each year. This award is named in recognition and honor of J. Jeff Beckman, Retired Director of Bands, for his many years of dedication and service to MCI and the McGavock High School Band.

Kenton J. Hull, Jr. Outstanding Overall Music Performance Trophy

The overall highest score, regardless of class for music performance in finals will be awarded the outstanding overall music performance award. This award will be returned each year.  This award is named in memory of the founding band director at McGavock High School, Kenton J. Hull, Jr.

Rod Cameron Memorial Outstanding Overall Visual Performance Trophy

The overall highest score, regardless of class for visual performance in finals will be awarded the outstanding overall visual performance award.  This award will be returned each year. This award is named in memory of an alumni parent who was very involved in the promotion of MCI, Rod Cameron.

Rep. Ben West Jr. Outstanding Overall General Effect Trophy

The overall highest score, regardless of class for general effect in finals will be awarded the outstanding overall general effect award. This award will be returned each year. This award is named in recognition and honor of Rep. Ben West, Jr. for his many years of service to MCI and the McGavock High School Band.

Finalist Placement Trophies

Finalist placement awards for the top 3 highest scoring bands will be given regardless of class. Finalist bands 4th-10th will receive a plaque.

Mayor’s Cup Trophies

A Mayor’s Cup will be awarded to the highest scoring finals band in Large Division Finals (Class AAAA and AAA).  An identical Mayor’s Cup will be awarded to the highest scoring band in Small Division (Class AA and A).  These trophies become the possession of the recipient for a period of one school year.  The winners of these awards will be asked to sign an agreement stating that they will be financially responsible for any damage or loss of said trophies.  A carrying case is provided for transportation of these awards. At the end of the school year, the trophies are returned to the McGavock High School Band and presented to the next contest winners.   Also, each band receiving a Mayor’s Cup will have their name engraved on the trophy permanently.

SCORING SYSTEM, CLASSIFICATIONS AND RATINGS

To determine the scores for each performance, 4 judges will use the TBA Caption Judging System to score each band.  The panel will consist of music ensemble, music effect, visual ensemble and visual effect evaluators.  Each band will have a total of one hundred points.  Preliminary and Final Scores will not be averaged.  Final scores will determine winners of Mayor’s Cup and other appropriate trophies. Prelims scores will determine placement awards in each classification.  In the event of a tie, the averaged music score will be used to determine the placement.  Bands will receive a separate score from Color Guard and Percussion judges in both prelims and finals and these scores will not be factored into the overall score. Superior ratings will not be awarded or announced. Bands with a score of 80 or higher will meet the marching band portion of the requirements for the Tennessee Bandmasters Sweepstakes Award.

Each band will receive a score based on a total possible 100 points computed to the nearest tenth of a point. The score will be the total of the scores given by each of the adjudicators less any penalty points. Point allocation for each caption is:

The Music Performance Ensemble and Music Effect scores are multiplied by 1.5 to equal a possible three hundred points each with the Visual Performance and Visual Effect captions receiving a possible two hundred points each. The final score is achieved by multiplying the total points earned by .10.

MUSIC: (60)                  Music Performance Ensemble – 30 points (BOX),              Music Effect – 30 points (BOX)

VISUAL: (40)                 Visual Performance – 20 points (BOX)                                  Visual Effect – 20 points (BOX)

Class AAAA                    Large Division               101 or more  musicians

Class AAA                      Large Division               72 – 100        musicians

Class AA                         Small Division               56 – 71           musicians

Class A                            Small Division               55 or fewer   musicians

FINALIST BANDS INFORMATION (UPDATED 9/27)

Bands to appear in the Finals Competition will be announced after prelims awards conclude.  Finalists will be announced in the order of performance in the Preliminaries. 10 Bands will advance to finals.  1st Place Champion Bands in each class and the next 6 highest scoring bands regardless of classification will appear in Finals.  Finals performance order will be determined in 2 groupings of preliminary results: top 5/bottom 5.  The bottom 5 scoring bands regardless of class will perform in the first 5 spots in finals. The top 5 scoring bands regardless of class will perform in the last 5 spots in finals. Finalist performance order will be determined based on a pre-contest, randomly-generated number. Due to this fact, no finalist director meeting will be needed. Finals schedule and order of performance will be posted on the MCI website. (www.McGavockBand.com/MCI).