UPCOMING EVENTS

3/27/15 Perc/Winds Championships
     Schedule Information

3/28/15 Guard Championships
       Schedule Information

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Championship Merchandise!!!  3/16/15

The LMCGPC will be selling T-shirts, Patches and Programs this year!

Championship T-shirts will be $15 each and available in sizes Youth Large to Adult 3-XL. Order forms will be available at the table if we happen to run out of your size! The Championship t-shirts are Gildan DryBlend 50/50 Lime Green with White, Navy Blue, and Flourscent Orange print.

Championship Patches will cost $5 each! Limited Quantities - so get yours first! No orders will be made on patches.

Championship Program will also be available for $5 each! They are being professionaly printed and look great!!


Congratulations!!!  3/15/15
Congratulations to all of the LMCGPC units-22 in all!-who competed in the WGI regional contests yesterday in Hattiesburg & Pensacola. Thanks for representing the LMCGPC on the national stage!

Special congratulations to all of the units that made finals at their respective regional.
 
Hattiesburg-Biloxi H.S., Destrehan H.S., South Lafourche H.S., Elite Independent, Vandebilt Catholic H.S. & E.D. White H.S.
 
Pensacola- Central Lafourche H.S. JV, Port Allen H.S., Mandeville H.S., E.D. White H.S., Denham Springs H.S., Pineville H.S., Voodoo Independent, Destrehan H.S., and Lake Area Independent
 
Extra special congratulations to our SIX regional CHAMPIONS!!
 
Hattiesburg- Biloxi H.S., Elite Independent & Vandebilt Catholic H.S.
 
Pensacola-Mandeville H.S., Destrehan H.S. & Lake Area Independent
 
Great job by all!! Two weeks to go!!!!

NEW SPONSOR!!!  2/27/15

The LMCGPC is pleased to announce a new sponsorship with Northwestern State University's Spirit of Northwestern Marching Band! 

Northwestern State University's "Spirit of Northwestern" Marching Band is proud to be a gold sponsor of the LMCGPC.  Northwestern State has scholarships available for both fall and spring semesters for color guard participants.  In the fall semester, color guard members earn their scholarship through participation in the marching band and in the spring semester by competing with the Demon Heat Winter Guard right here on the LMCGPC. Scholarships begin at $2,000 PER YEAR and increase by $500 PER YEAR with continued participation. For more information please contact Dr. Jeff Mathews via the NSU website or the "Spirit of Northwestern" facebook page.  Dr. Mathews' email address is mathewsj@nsula.edu.

 


Vendor Booth at Championships 2/24/15

If your group wishes to have a table at circuit championships to sell items or for recruiting purposes, please complete the Vendor Form. The form, along withpayment, should be handed to either Cortney Lyon or Randy Weaver at any of the remaining contests OR mailed to Cortney Lyon, 3901 Vanderbilt, Lake Charles, LA 70607 by March 20, 2015. The cost is $50 for circuit members and $100 for non-circuit members.


A Lot of Information!!  2/9/15

Hall of Fame - This is a color guard year. Please be thinking about people and/or shows that you would like to nominate. Please email your nominations to Craig Byers. You should include some information about the person/show that you are nominating and why you think they should be inducted to the LMCGPC Hall of Fame. Craig's email address is craigallenbyers@gmail.com.  Nomination deadline is Saturday, February 28, 2015.

Scholarship Applications - Applications for the scholarships can be found under "Info". Please follow the guidelines as outlined on the application page. All applications must be COMPLETE and a hard copy either postmarked by or hand delivered to Randy Weaver by Saturday, February 28, 2015 (that's the day of the E.D. White H.S. show). A neutral panel of educators will review the applications and make their selections. Randy will then present the results to the Board of Directors. Scholarship awards will be presented at championships. The applications can be hand delivered to Randy at either the show at Pineville H.S. or E.D. White H.S., or be postmarked by Saturday, February 28, 2015. Please make sure that the applications have all of the required signatures and documentation. Incomplete applications will be disqualified.
 
Percussion I&E - The application for percussion I&E can be found on the web site under "2015 Events". Applications and fees should be sent to John Dunlap by February 28, 2015. Applications can be hand delivered to Randy at the Pineville show or to John at the E.D. White show. If you are going to mail the application and fees to John his address is on the application form. Again the deadline is Saturday, February 28, 2015.  Please contact John Directly with any questions.
 
Color Guard I&E - As you remember, we voted at the Spring meeting to have a color guard I&E contest this year as well. The contest will be held on the day of guard championships at E.D. White H.S. in Thibodaux. The school is about a five minute drive from the Thibodaux Civic Center where championships will be held this year. This is being headed up by Deon Williams, Art Kilchrist and Todd Adamietz. Please contact Deon directly with any questions. As with percussion the deadline for registration is Saturday, February 28, 2015. Applications must be either hand delivered to Randy at Pineville or to Deon at E.D. White. If you will be mailing your application fees to Deon his address is on the application form.  Again the deadline is Saturday, February 28, 2015.  Please contact Deon directly with any questions.
 
Championship Program - Forms for ads in the championship program can be found under "Sponsors". These are to be sent to Craig Byers no later than March 6, 2015. Also, everyone needs to send a group photo to Craig for the program. Please make sure that the name of the group is included with the photo you send. The group pictures may be emailed to Craig. Ad forms with fees must be mailed to Craig at this address:
 
Central Lafourche H.S. Band
ATTN: Craig Byers
4820 Hwy. 1
Raceland, LA, 70394
 
Again, the deadline is Friday, March 6, 2015. Please contact Craig directly with any questions.
 
Late fees and pull fees - All invoices for late fees and pull fees up to and including the Jennings show have been emailed to the contact person on your application form. Please take care of these ASAP, as per the LMCGPC Contest Guidelines your unit will not be able to perform at their next competition until all financial obligations have been met. As per the guidelines, pull fees are $100 if the pull is made less than two (2) weeks before a show and $200 for any pull made the week of a show. These pull fees go to reimburse the show host for any lost revenue that they may suffer from groups not being there. A late fee of $25 was assessed to any application received after the November deadline. If you have any questions please contact Cortney Lyon directly.
NEW SPONSOR!!!  2/6/15

The LMCGPC is pleased to announce a new sponsorship with Keepsake Buttons! Along with their monetary donation, Keepsake Buttons will also be supplying all volunteers at Circuit Championships with buttons that will help identify them. Here is a message from Karen Mascaro, owner of Keepsake Buttons:

We have an ever growing inventory of 2¼" Spirit Buttons in both stock and custom designs including Color Guard, Percussion, Band, Senior and many other school and group categories.  The buttons can be made with a variety of backs including pin back, clothing magnet, key chain, refrigerator magnet, and pocket mirror.  You can have any of our designs customized for you, or work with us to create a unique design just for you or your unit including photo buttons.  (We honor all copy right laws and can use only non-professional photos for all custom items.)

You can purchase one button or order as many as you need, no order is too big or too small!  We have bulk discount prices on orders of 21 or more.  Each button is individually hand assembled by us using graphics we design and a professional button press machine, assuring that they are well made and will be a lasting keepsake for years to come.

Please visit their website www.KeepsakeButtons.etsy.com to purchase your buttons today!