Hamilton High School
1165 Eaton Ave
Hamilton, OH 45013
From the MEPA Board:
The health and safety of our community is at the forefront of our minds as we make the difficult decision to end our MEPA 2020 season. We are acting on the orders from the State of Ohio, recommendations from show hosts, as well as following the lead from WGI.
We appreciate, recognize and want to celebrate all the accomplishments of our performers, staff members, parents, and fans. We will still announce scholarship winners, we will honor our Seniors and age outs, we will celebrate all that we can. This was not an easy decision, nor one that we take lightly. We are not only board members, but we are directors, instructors, parents, and fans of our activity. We love the energy and enthusiasm that many have with wanting to perform one last time, but for financial, logistical and safety reasons we must accept that our 2020 season has ended. We love our meeples and grieve with you, but also celebrate the season that we have had together.
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.
Vertical--from the perspective of the audience, groups will enter from the back right and exit to the front left. NOTE: Groups will be exiting directly outside from the performance area. Please be prepared with appropriate footwear, jackets, etc.
Percussion & Winds Critique: TBD
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 open once the schedule is released and 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)
|Movement||Jennifer Clark Bentley|
|Design Analysis||Tom Acheson|
|General Effect 1||Brian Brown|
|General Effect 2||Greg Llacer (LJ)|
|EFF-Music/Artistry||Thomas "Clif" Smith|
|Music||Mike Leitzke (LJ)|
|Music Analysis||Todd Fox|
|Visual Analysis||Jeff Gentry|
|Overall Effect||Brian Brown (LJ)|
Winds and Percussion 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.