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10/21/2023- 27th Tournament of Champions 

Presented by Mechanicsville HS

Mechanicsville High School

7052 Mechanicsville Turnpike. 

Mechanicsville, VA 23111

Ticket Information

Adults: $10.00
Students: $5.00

All tickets for this event are considered general admission. There are no reserved seats. No refunds or exchanges.

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Good Morning!  I hope you are having a great season so far!!  We are looking forward to having you with us on Saturday, October 21st for the 27th Mechanicsville Tournament of Champions!


Please take a look at the attached documents for this year's TOC.  I have attached a couple of Flow Maps, Competition Guidelines for Saturday's event.  I have also linked a Google Form below with information that will help us prepare for your arrival on Saturday.  Also, please don't forget to fill out and return The Announcer's Sheet which will be sent in a separate email.

Concessions will be available throughout the day.  Please, consider having your students visit our Concession Stand.  We greatly appreciate your support.  We will have a Hospitality Tent for Directors, Staff, and Bus Drivers.  


Buses and Equipment Vehicles will enter the school from Lee-Davis Road.  We will have signs and volunteers to direct you.  Buses should enter the bus loop at the upper end of the stadium parking lot and proceed to our Registration Table in the Bus Loop.  Once you are checked in, we will direct your buses to their designated parking area in the Stadium Lot.  Buses will park in the stadium lot.  Our Equipment vehicles will enter the lower end of the Stadium Lot and will be staged in that lot, as well.  This should provide you with easier access to your equipment than in previous years.  I have included a map that shows the bus/trailer parking in the Stadium Lot.


Spectator Parking is available at some of the local businesses located across from the school on Lee Davis Road and at Bell Creek Middle School (right next to the High School).  We have admissions gates that are accessible from each of the parking areas. 


Bands will enter the stadium from the front right corner (Side 2) & exit the field through the back left corner (Side 1). Front Ensemble percussion IS ALLOWED to move with your group through warmup, HOWEVER the final path to the stadium can be a bit narrow to navigate for the largest items. Please check out this pathway between Warm Up C & the gate before deciding on what to do for your group. We do offer a large grassy area nearby the loading zone & closer to the stadium for Front Ensemble warmup if you choose to take that route.  Your Band Guides will direct your Front Ensemble to the warm-up area as needed.  


It is very important that all bands face away from the stadium while warming up, but it is ABSOLUTELY VITAL that bands warming up in Warm-Up Zone C face away from the stadium during their time. Warm-Up C is the closest to the stadium. Please be mindful of this & keep instruments pointed away from the stadium out of respect for the bands performing on-field.


A schedule with warm-up zone assignments is attached

We do reserve the right to make adjustments to warm-up zones the day of the event but will attempt to keep them as listed unless absolutely necessary. Mutual respect as it relates to leaving warm-up on-time will be key on Saturday as many of our warm-up times end at the same time as another group's time begins. Hopefully the 40 minutes allotted helps keep things flowing without anyone overstaying their welcome.


Spectator Admission is $10/Adults & $5/Students(5-12) & Seniors(65+). Kids under 5 are admitted free of charge.


Our Judging Panel for this Saturday is as follows:


Ensemble Music - Brianna Gatch (Midlothian, VA)

GE Music - Mark Beamish (Raleigh, NC)

GE Visual - Bob Thomas (Pittsburgh, PA)

Ensemble Visual - Matt Liner (Greensboro, NC)

Color Guard - Jerry Philp (Harrisonburg, VA)

Percussion - Matt Savage (Raleigh, NC)

Drum Major - TBA


All of your feedback for this show will be in the form of Verbal Commentary.  Your Comments, along with a full recap of the show, will be available in the Competition Suite.  You will not receive individual score sheets from the adjudicators..... packets to pick up after the show, etc.  


Best of luck with your remaining preparations! Don't hesitate to call/text/e-mail with any questions you might have.  My Contact number for the day of TOC is 804-537-2263.


See You on the 21st!





Don Leonard

Director of Bands & Ensembles

Mechanicsville High School

7052 Mechanicsville Turnpike

Mechanicsville, VA 23111



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