James S. Trent Arena
3301 Shroyer Rd
Kettering, OH 45429
Adults (age 19 and over) - $10
Seniors (62 and up) - $8
Students (age 7-18) - $7
Children (6 & Under) - FREE
There is no charge for parking.
In order to continue our positive relationships with the City of Kettering and Kettering Fairmont High School, percussion and winds groups may not warm up outside until after 12 PM. Groups who violate this request may be penalized.
Vertical--from the perspective of the audience, groups will enter from the back left and exit to the front right.
Percussion & Winds Critique: 11:15 am full panel
Color Guard Critique: NA - please see MEPA rule 17.3.
Starting in 2020, MEPA will utilize the critique sign-up option available in CompetitionSuite. CompetitionSuite sign-ups will close on at 11pm EST on the Wednesday prior to the event.
Groups who have signed up will be taken in performance order. If a unit does not sign up prior to the deadline on CompetitionSuite, the unit representative may ask to be seen after the units that have signed up if time allows.
Please check in with the MEPA representative when you arrive at the critique location to ensure your group will be called. Start times are approximate.
Directors may upload their performance music in a MP3 or WAV file via CompetitionSuite. Using this system is not required and groups can use their own CD or sound device if desired. Instructions on uploading music. CompetitionSuite uploads will shut down on at 11pm EST on the Wednesday prior to the event.
Available via CompetitionSuite.
Wyatt Heinz, Contest Administrator & Site Manager
937-542-1789 (text communication preferred)
|Equipment||Bob Thomas (LJ)|
|Design Analysis||JR Carlisle|
|General Effect 1||Dan Carl|
|General Effect 2||Chris Frick|
|EFF-Music/Artistry||Teddy Mascari (LJ)|
|Music Analysis||Dave Kaiser|
|Visual Analysis||Bob Thomas (LJ)|
|Overall Effect||Greg Mills|
Percussion and Winds groups will perform first.
Registration does not close until three weeks before the event. As a result, drafts of contest schedules are created approximately 2.5 weeks prior to the event. A final schedule will be released approximately 2 weeks prior to the event.