Confirmed Judges as of 7/27/19
Ensemble Music Judge- Aaron Robin
Individual Music Judge- Robert Lewis
General Effect Music Judge- Jerry Robertson
Individual Visual Judge- Anthony Parisi
Ensemble Visual Judge- James Jacobs
General Effect Coordination Judge- Tim Gallagher
Percussion Judge- Danny Raymond
Color Guard Judge- Shawn McKaig
Confirmed Bands Competing as of 9/25/19
Chiefland High School (A)
Weeki Wachee High School (AA)
Crystal River High School (A)
Citrus High School (A)
Tavares High School (AAAAA)
Hernando High School (AA)
Central High School (A)
Brantley County High School (AA) (From Georgia)
South Sumter High School (AA)
Bell Jr./Sr. High School (AAA)
Eastridge High School (AAA)
It is with great pleasure that we invite you to the 3rd annual Panther Pride Invitational Marching Band Festival. The Festival will be October 12, 2019 at Lecanto High School in Lecanto, Florida.
Panther Pride Invitational Marching Band Festival
The Panther Pride Invitational is a new festival that hopes to create an inspirational and positive musical experience for all students, directors, and spectators.
Entries in the competition will be placed in 1A, 2A, 3A, 4A and 5A classifications. Size will be determined by total wind and percussion players and will adhere to class sizes used in FMBC State Championships as closely as possible. The Panther Pride Invitational will include a prelims and finals competition (judge critique between rounds) in which the winner of each class size and the next 5 highest scores will perform again against each other for the privilege of being named the THIRD ANNUAL PANTHER PRIDE GRAND CHAMPION!
The festival will begin at approximately 9:00 a.m. beginning with the smallest classification and moving to the largest. Awards will begin after the last band’s performance. A critique will take place during awards in which directors are able to speak to the judges before the finalist round takes place. A dinner break will take begin after awards and critique followed by the finalist round. Awards will begin after the Pride of Lecanto High School Marching Band performs their exhibition show for your entertainment.
A variety of awards will be distributed, which include: Caption awards for Proficient, Superior, and Distinguished ratings, Festival Champion, 1st Runner-up, and 2nd Runner-up specialty trophies. Best in class awards will also be presented.
FMBC format of rules will be in effect for this festival.
Performance placement is chosen by the earliest postmark on the returned application.
A festival fee of $150.00 will be assessed to each band, checks payable to Lecanto HS Band. Festival fee is non-refundable.
All Bands Will Receive Participation Awards
Best in Class
Special Trophies for 2nd Runner-up, 1st Runner-up, and Grand Champion