2021 VIRTUAL SEASON

2021 Registered GROUPS | 2021 Registered SOLOISTS

The MCCGA Board was tasked during our Annual Meeting with determining the best course of action 2021, and have had multiple meetings to determine the course we shall take to not only provide educational, competitive and performance opportunities for our Circuit units, but also to ensure the health and safety of all involved.

There are still many unknowns with regards to the Pandemic.  Directives from State Associations and individual School Districts differ from one to another and can change at any moment.  As our Circuit is comprised of units from multiple States and Districts, we had to take these things into consideration when developing our process for the upcoming season to ensure the best environment for all involved.

With that said, the MCCGA Board has made the decision that our 2021 season will be completely virtual as illustrated below.

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CLASSES UPLOAD by 11:59pm CST REVIEW SCORES AVAILABLE
 SOLO
Guard/Percussion/Winds
2/4/21 2/6/21 2/7/21
Non-Competitive Guard 2/11/21 2/13/21 No Scores
Competitive
Guard/Percussion/Winds
2/18/21 2/20/21 2/21/21
Competitive
Guard/Percussion/Winds
Non-Competitive
Percussion/Winds
2/25/21 2/27/21 2/28/21
Competitive
Guard/Percussion/Winds
3/4/21 3/6/21 3/7/21
Non-Competitive Guard 3/11/21 3/13/21 No Scores
Competitive
Guard/Percussion/Winds
Non-Competitive
Percussion/Winds
3/18/21 3/20/21 3/21/21
SOLO
Guard/Percussion/Winds
3/25/21 3/27/21 3/28/21
MCCGA CHAMPIONSHIPS
COMPETITIVE
GUARD/PERCUSSION/WINDS
4/8/21 4/10/21 4/11/21
  • Solos and non-competitive group classes do not have Championships
  • Solos will be reviewed by one evaluator.  Group Competitive and Non-Competitive units will be reviewed by two evaluators
  • Competitive Units registering for Championships must participate in two (2) weekends during the regular season

ALL SOLO CATEGORIES
Classification by Age groups:

  • Age 13 and under
  • Age 14-18
  • Age 19+

GUARD
Rifle, Saber, Flag, Movement, Mixed Solo
Timing:  Minimum 1.5 minutes/Maximum 3 minutes

PERCUSSION
Snare, Tenor, Mallet, Timpani, Piano/Synth, Multi-Percussion
Timing:  Minimum 2 minutes/Maximum 4 minutes

WINDS
Flute/Piccolo, Oboe, Bassoon, Clarinet/Bass Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, French Horn/Mellophone, Baritone/Euphonium, Trombone, Tuba
Timing:  Minimum 2 minutes/Maximum 4 minutes

*Soloists may upload more than one video each solo weekend, but may not enter multiple solos on the same piece of equipment/instrument on the same weekend.  Example:  A guard member could enter a flag solo and a rifle solo, but could not enter 2 rifle solos on the same weekend.

GUARD GROUP CLASSIFICATIONS

  • Competitive Class- All 2020 MCCGA Classification offerings except Cadet Class
  • Non-Competitive-All 2020 MCCGA Classification offerings
  • No minimum performance or Equipment time
  • Maximum Performance time:
    Scholastic/Independent Cadet 4.5 min
    Scholastic/Independent Regional A 4.5 min
    Scholastic AA, A and Independent A 5.5 min
    Scholastic/Independent Open 6.5 min
    Scholastic/Independent World 7.5 min

PERCUSSION GROUP CLASSIFICATIONS

  • Competitive and Non-Competitive Class- All 2020 MCCGA Classification Offerings
  • No minimum performance time
  • Maximum Performance Time:
    Novice 6 min
    Scholastic B, A and Independent A 6 min
    Scholastic/Independent Open 7 min
    Scholastic/Independent World 8 min
    Concert IRA 5 min
    Concert A 6 min
    Concert Open 7 min
    Concert World 8 min

WINDS GROUP CLASSIFICATIONS

  • Competitive and Non-Competitive Class- All 2020 MCCGA Classification Offerings plus additional offerings for 2021
  • No minimum performance time
  • Maximum Performance Time:
    Juniors* 5 min
    Scholastic/Independent Regional A* 5 min
    Scholastic/Independent A Class 6 min
    Scholastic/Independent Open 7 min
    Scholastic/Independent World 8 min
    Scholastic Concert Regional A* 5 min
    Scholastic Concert A* 6 min
    Scholastic Concert Open* 7 min
    Scholastic Concert World* 8 min

    *New for 2021

Performer age limits will follow the 2020 rules.  MCCGA will extend the eligibility for one year only during the 2021 season for performers who were members of Independent units during the 2020 season.

PERFORMANCE ORDER

  • Performance order each weekend except Championships will be by random draw.  Schedules will be created in Competition Suite and the program will determine performance order for each class/round for those units registered each weekend.
  • Performance order at Championships will utilize the seeding method outlined in the 2020 MCCGA rulebooks.
  • To ensure each unit is evaluated fairly and equitably, a timeline schedule will be created for the judges that they must abide by.

VIDEO UPLOADS
Videos will be uploaded to Competition Suite.  Uploads must occur no later than 11:59pm Central Time on the date listed in the UPLOAD BY column at the beginning of this document.

  • Videos must be one take.  Spliced footage will not be accepted.
  • Viewpoint should be from an elevated perspective.  Zooming in or moving camera is not allowed
  • Audio microphone placement is not restricted.  Color guards may want to add an audio feed to their recordings.
  • A new recording is required for each registered weekend.
  • A staff member must hold a sign visible by the camera showing the date the video is being recorded prior to the beginning of the performance
  • Director’s will be given information on how to announce the guard/program
  • Video recordings should start at the beginning of the announcement and end promptly at the end of the program

COMMENTARY/SCORES
Commentary will be available via Competition Suite as per the normal timeline.  Scores will be released and published on the MCCGA website on the date listed in the SCORES AVAILABLE column at the beginning of this document.

Championships scores will be announced via Live Stream on 4/11/21.  Time to be announced.

OTHER AWARDS
MCCGA will be awarding Scholarships during the 2021 season following the usual process.  We will also be awarding a Volunteer of the Year Award, and recognizing our age out performers during the Championships Live Stream.

REGISTRATION
2021 Registration will open on November 16, 2020 via the MCCGA website.  Registration will close and all fees must be paid by December 31, 2020.  Payment may be made via PayPal, check, money order or Purchase Order.  There will be no early entry for the 2021 season.

MEMBERSHIP FEES

  • Solos:  $20 per entry per registered weekend
  • Competitive and Non-Competitive Group:  $85 per entry per registered weekend
  • *Units who chose the $75 Champs credit at the end of last season will have that amount deducted from the total amount due at the time of invoicing/payment

*Unless otherwise stated in this document, all 2020 MCCGA rules will apply.

Questions:  email mccga@mccga.org

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